Stills from DOKU: Live Alone Die Alone – The Karma Circle - Lu Yang
DOKU: Live Alone Die Alone – The Karma Circle (2022) Lu Yang

ACMI, Arts Centre Melbourne, AsiaTOPA and Exhibitionist present

DOKU: Live Alone Die Alone – The Karma Circle

DOKU独生独死-业风流转

Lu Yang |
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Lu Yang takes the exploration of digital augmentation into contemporary and historical realms for his latest motion capture performance.

Investigating themes of cybernetics and the digitisation of human identities, Lu Yang questions the relationship between our IRL and URL selves. In an online era where our minds are allowed to flow freely through networks, do our physical bodies still matter?

DOKU is the digital reincarnation of the artist Lu Yang. Based on the cycle of Karma in Buddhism, DOKU has six costumes which represent the six divisions of the wheel of Karma: Tenjin Road, Shura Road, Animal Road, Hungry Ghost Road, Hell Road, and Human World. The performance will take the audience through these Karmic cycles, as DOKU lives and dies in each virtual Buddhist environment.

The live performance features contemporary dancer Harrison Hall fitted with motion capture technology. Hall will control the 3D incarnations of DOKU via a motion capture suit, while the audience's perspective of these worlds will be directed by a Xbox controller. The artist will not be IRL present for these performances. However if Lu Yang embodies these digital reincarnations of himself through DOKU, does this physicality even matter?

In addition to this, Melbourne based multimedia artist Henry W Lai-Pyne (AKA Eek) will perform a new work. Through contemporary forms of conservation, sampling and generative animation (Title TBC) he explores hauntology and eastern practices for encountering and communicating with the spiritual world.

Artist - Lu Yang

Motion Capture Performance Program - Meta Object

Creative Producer - Mathew Spisbah

Choreography - Harrison Hall

Dancers - Harrison Hall, Imanuel Dado

Live game environment control - Sam Mcgilp

DJ Mix by Cloudy Ku

DOKU: Live Alone Die Alone – The Karma Circle is commissioned by ACMI, Arts Centre Melbourne, Asia TOPA and Exhibitionist, in collaboration with curator Mathew Spisbah and HK digital studio Meta Objects. It was developed through the Asia TOPA Virtual LAB. Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of Arts Centre Melbourne and the Sidney Myer Fund. This project is also supported by the Australian Government (Office for the Arts), Playking Foundation and the National Museum of Australia.
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标题解释:独生独死DOKU是我的个人数字形象,业风(Karma)是佛教用语,指善恶之业如风一般能使人飘转而轮回三界。

这是一个让我们的意识随意迁移的时代,我们沉浸在数字世界中可以成为任何角色,在沉浸于其他载体的过程中,我们的物理肉体还重要么?

DOKU是艺术家LuYang的数字世界转生,LuYang创造出这个数字转生后,这个数字转生还是艺术家本人么?抑或是只要穿着动作捕捉设备,任何人都可以操作的提线玩偶?

自身肉体不再有那么多的限制,我可以将一切可能性投射在我的数字躯体之上。物质肉体的局限可以在数字世界中随心所欲的释放。时间和空间只是一个概念而已,超越以及抛弃这样的概念便是不可言说的境界。到底什么是自我?我的眼睛,耳朵,鼻子,舌头,还是身体的每一个部分?或者并没有一个真实的”我“的存在!

在这次动作捕捉演出中,DOKU拥有6套costume并代表着六道轮回的世界,所谓生死轮回是说“舍此蕴已复趣他蕴”。世间众生因造作善不善诸业而有业报,此业报有六个去处,被称为六道。六道是佛根据业报身所受福报大小划分的。分别为:天道、修罗道、畜牲道、饿鬼道、地狱道、人间道。我们被业风吹的流转于这些不同的世界,正是这次演出即将呈现的场面。

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