On the occasion of the exhibition Micro Era. Media Arts from China at Kulturforum the Chinese artist Lu Yang reflects with Li Zhenhua on the mass production of goods and the consumption of images through new technologies.
Lu Yang (b.1984) is a Shanghai-based multimedia artist who creates fantastical, often morbid and shocking visions of death, sexuality (or a-sexuality), mental illness, and neurological constructs of both real lifeforms and deities. Deeply immersed in the subcultures of anime, video games, and sci-fi. Lu Yang's output spans 3D animated films, video game-like installations, holograms, neon, VR and even software manipulation, often with overt Japanese manga and anime references. Music - electronic and always frenzied - features prominently. Her works involve frequent collaborations with performers, designers, experimental composers, robot companies, and idol stars.
Li Zhenhua lives and works as curator and artist between Berlin, Zurich and China. He curated Art Basel's Hong Kong film programme and is the founder of Beijing Art Lab.