ACMI, Asia TOPA and Arts Centre Melbourne present
Contemporary Performance / Public Program & Free · China
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.
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.