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Lu Yang 陸揚

Wrathful King Kong Core (Music by Yao Dajuin ), 2011

In Dharma-ending times, when all living things are unruly, afflicted with hubris, kindness and morality fade, evil and sin prevail, and none comprehend their true nature. The wrathful deities, beholden to their duty, shall vanquish all demons, and with their merciful fire, destroy all evil beings, leaving none behind.Though their wrathful visages may terrify, they are an expression of the Buddha’s infinite mercy.

When the dead look upon them, they need not fear, for they are not corporeal, and no harm can befall them.When the first signs of anger reach the human brain, the information is first transmitted to the hypothalamus.This activates the amygdalae to carry out certain processes, which in turn set off a chain reaction by activating a number of other structures in the brain.These structures are responsible for transforming nerve signals into visible expressions of anger.

This project is a foolhardy attempt to superimpose religious concepts of wrathful deities onto scientific theories of the brain’s anger response mechanisms.

1984年出生於中國上海,2010年畢業於中國美術學院新媒體系碩士學位,目前生活並工作於北京和上海。陸揚在新媒體藝術領域中備受矚目,她善於利用多種媒介, 包括影像、裝置、動畫、攝影和遊戲等,探索有關生命、宗教及相關形式方面問題的本質。在陸揚的藝術實踐中,生物學、神經學、醫學、宗教等不同領域的元素彼此交融重組,形成了她獨特的視角。此次個展延續了藝術家一直以來創作的概念及元素,遊走於宗教與腦科學的範疇,清晰的構造著她一直以來作品中的重要線索。
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