Six realm of reincarnation - A karmic divination of your past , now and future
DETAILS OF THE WORK
The name of this work is "Divination of Karma in Three Lives Reincarnated,” inspired by the Buddhist sutra “Sutra on the Divination of the Effect of Good and Evil Actions," which provides detailed instructions on how to divine one’s fate after death.
Divination means seeking knowledge of the unknown by supernatural means, and the concept of good and bad karma is deep-rooted in Asian culture.
In the work, a demon king holds a spinning wheel of life, and this wheel is painted to symbolize good and bad karma in the six paths of reincarnation. People who are curious may try to divine their past and future lives with AR.
You can experience this work here.
However, "If you want to know the cause of the previous life, the recipient of this life is; if you want to know the fruit of the next life, the author of this life is." We can foresee our karma without divination.
Lu Yang (b. Shanghai, China) is a multimedia artist based in Shanghai. Mortality, androgyny, hysteria, existentialism and spiritual neurology feed Lu’s jarring and at times morbid fantasies. Also taking inspiration and resources from Anime, gaming and Sci-fi subcultures, Lu explores his fantasies through mediums including 3D animation, immersive video game installation, holographic, live performances, virtual reality, and computer programming. Lu has collaborated with scientists, psychologists, performers, designers, experimental composers, Pop Music producers, robotics labs, and celebrities throughout his practice.
Lu Yang has held exhibitions at UCCA (Beijing), MWoods (Beijing), Cc Foundation (Shanghai), Spiral (Tokyo), Fukuoka Museum of Asian Art (Fukuoka, Japan), Société (Berlin), MOCA Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio). He has participated in several international biennials and triennials such as 2021 Asia Society Triennial (New York), 2012 & 2018 Shanghai Biennial, 2018 Athens Biennale, 2016 Liverpool Biennial, 2016 International Digital Art Biennale (Montreal), Chinese Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale, and 2014 Fukuoka Triennial. In 2020, Lu Yang was included in Centre Pompidou’s exhibition Neurons, simulated intelligence in Paris. In 2019, Lu was the winner of the 8th BMW Art Journey and started the Yang Digital Incarnation project.