ACMI, Asia TOPA and Arts Centre Melbourne present

Lu Yang: Delusional World

Contemporary Performance / Public Program & Free  ·  China

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Wednesday 11 November 2020
6pm – 7pm

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Experience the world premiere of Chinese multi-disciplinary artist Lu Yang’s new work Delusional World in her first live-streamed performance.

Lu Yang’s dizzying virtual world is a neon dreamscape lurking in our networks. Exploring digital voyeurism and online cultures, Delusional World summons audiences to our new online gallery to encounter a frenetic collision of Chinese mythology, sci-fi futures and live performance.

This mind-bending, hyper-pop performance features a contemporary dancer fitted with motion capture technology, who projects fantastical digital avatars of the artist that materialise as deranged deities, Manga-inspired mutants and cyborgs. Live-streamed from Chronus Art Centre in Shanghai, this experimental performance presents a darkly humorous virtual world where the audience and artist interact through a live chat.

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Delusional World is commissioned by ACMI, Arts Centre Melbourne and Asia TOPA, in collaboration with curator Mathew Spisbah. It is presented as part of Asia TOPA Connected.


Lu Yang
Digital Development
by Exhibitionist Digital and Chronus Art Centre
Curated and Commissioned
by Mathew Spisbah, ACMI, Asia TOPA and Arts Centre Melbourne
Presented in Association with