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8 June
Science Fiction Reading Group
30 May
Performance by Lu Yang
21:00, Garage Screen Summer Cinema

Gigant DOKU - LuYang the Destroyer

The multimedia performance Gigant DOKU - LuYang the Destroyer by Lu Yang (he/him), which will be presented online and offline as part of the Garage Digital program, is an exploration of the possibilities and limitations of the “digital body,” produced in collaboration with Russian dancers and electronic musicians.

Chinese multimedia artist Lu Yang creates fantastical, often painful, and shocking images enveloped in pop-culture aesthetics. His works represent death, (a)sexuality, and mental illness, as well as neural structures of natural and religious origin. Inspired by anime, videogame, and sci-fi subcultures, he makes 3D animations and installations that feature arcade machines, holograms, and neon objects, and collaborates with acclaimed performers, designers, experimental composers, robot producers, and pop stars.

Lu Yang’s works complement and synthesize each other, with new projects re-assembling his earlier studies in various multimedia formats. The performance at Garage is an example of his method and builds on his recent research into the digitization of the human body and mind, the technological representation of human individuality, and the regimes of presence at a distance. Exploring these themes, Lu Yang turns to motion and facial motion capture technology, builds his own virtual worlds, and creates his digital avatar, DOKU.

For his Moscow performance Lu Yang, in collaboration with MetaObjects, has created a special world in which Russian dancers will improvise as DOKU to DJ sets by Moa Pillar.

During the two 30-minute performances, various dancing styles processed used mockup technology will create different versions of the artist’s world. The performances will take place at Garage Screen summer cinema and will be broadcast on the Garage YouTube channel.

Garage Digital Patron: Aksenov Family Foundation


SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 23
21:00
Garage Screen Summer Cinema / Garage Youtube channel

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Sunday, May 30
21:00
Garage Screen Summer Cinema / Garage Youtube channel

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Lu Yang

(b. 1984 Shanghai) — (he/him) is a multimedia artist who makes animation, video games, hybrid installations, and performances. Lu Yang studied New Media Art at China Academy of Art in Shanghai and has taken part in exhibitions at UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou (Paris), M Woods Museum (Beijing), Spiral Cultural Centre (Tokyo), National Museum of XXI Century Arts (Rome), Fridericianum (Kassel), Chronus Art Center (Shanghai), Cleveland Museum of Art, and Tampa Museum of Art, as well as in the 9th and 12th Shanghai Biennale (2012, 2018), the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (2014), the 56th Venice Biennale (China Pavilion, 2015), the Liverpool Biennial (2016), the International Digital Art Biennial in Montreal (2016), and the 6th Athens Biennale. He lives and works in Shanghai.
Nikita Belykh

(b. 1993, Angarsk) — is a dancer and choreographer. He studied acting at the Russian Institute of Theater Arts (GITIS, Moscow) and is currently an MA student at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He has been choreographing dance performances and performing since 2013. From 2017 to 2020 he choreographed performances in the Theater of the Young Viewer in Kazan and Krasnoyarsk, the Center for Drama and Directing in Moscow, Vologda Drama Theater, and Du Verre Space in Paris. He is a teacher at the Moscow Art Theater School, GITIS, and Gogol’ School in Moscow. He lives and works in Moscow and Venice.
Moa Pollar

is a project by music producer, sound designer, and teacher Fedor Pereverzev, co-founder of the company Monoleak, which has recorded music for NASA, Samsung, and others.
HMOT (Stas Sharifullin)

is a composer and artist who works with sound and its cultural contexts. He is a candidate of philology and head of the master’s program Sound Art & Sound Studies at the HSE Art and Design School. He lives and works in Moscow.
Banzay BNZ (Andrey Kovalenko)

Russian dancer, performer, educator, contemporary dance choreographer. Studied at the Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture. His own dance style takes the source from professional mastery of oriental martial arts (taekwondo) and various dance directions: from classical and folk dance to street dance. Founder and movement director of Russian FarForYo dance company. Winner of numerous Russian and international dance competitions. Lives and works in Moscow.
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