“Cultures collide, the digital realm prevails, and religions must be reinterpreted at Jane Lombard Gallery, where Lu Yang’s exhibition, “Doku: Digital Alaya,” combines ancient Buddhist teachings with contemporary digital imagery to tell the story of a nonbinary avatar.
“Doku appears in six 3-D environments, each representing one of the six realms of rebirth in Buddhist reincarnation,” the Tribeca, New York gallery says. “These artworks--grounded in the latest scientific inquiries—are wildly engaging and often disturbing, illustrating the journey of a post-human life form through worlds inspired by Japanese anime subcultures and interactive video games.”
Duggal Visual Solutions’ Agata Renault and Ryan Reitbauer worked closely with Jane Lombard Gallery to produce the six intricate scenes as LED lightboxes, bringing the Shanghai-based artist’s unique digital process into focus for the exhibition. Jane Lombard Gallery explains:
“To create a life-like digital post-human, Lu Yang collaborates with a team of scientists, 3D animators, and digital technicians, using motion capture to detail the features of her face and facial expressions so that the avatar, Doku, looks remarkably like its creator. Body movements are also generated through motion capture sequences of dancers, activating and choreographing Doku's androgynous body.”
Exhibiting internationally from Beijing to Paris to Melbourne and now New York, Lu Yang is capturing global acclaim with her cyber style, anime appeal, and meaningful visual messaging. See more of her work at luyang.asia and here on Duggal Connect, where we will share future Lu Yang x Duggal productions.