Lu Yang - still - Delusional Mandala
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ACMI, Asia TOPA, Arts Centre Melbourne and Exhibitionist present

Lu Yang: Delusional World


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Wed 11 Nov 2020 (rewatch it online)

6–7pm (AEDT)

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Rewatch Delusional World, with an audience Q&A with Lu Yang at the end.

Lu’s science-fiction approach to religious iconography is a joyously accelerationist affair, fusing inquiries into consciousness and control in a dizzying cosmological cocktail

Gary Zhexi Zhang, Frieze magazine

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 summoned 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 was a unique, one-time event. It featured a contemporary dancer fitted with motion capture technology, who projected fantastical digital avatars of the artist that materialised as deranged deities, Manga-inspired mutants and cyborgs. Live-streamed from Chronus Art Centre in Shanghai, this experimental performance presented a darkly humorous virtual world where the audience and artist interacted through a live chat.

Delusional World was commissioned by ACMI, Arts Centre Melbourne, Asia TOPA and Exhbitionist, in collaboration with curator Mathew Spisbah, Chronus Art Centre and Meta Objects. It was presented as part of Asia TOPA 2020.

Learn more

Lu Yang's brilliant multimedia work explores sexuality and mortality through kitsch and Manga references
Emily Gosling, Creative Boom, 15 March 2019


Event duration

45 mins


This performance contains content suitable for a Mature audience and is not recommended for children under the age of 15. It contains some adult and horror themes, strobe lighting and coarse language.  

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