Performance: LuYang – DOKU, The Binary World

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Performance: LuYang – DOKU, The Binary World
Photo documentation of LuYang DOKU – The Binary World performance at Freespace, Hong Kong, 2022 Photo: Eric @ Moon 9 image Courtesy of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority


This event marks the UK-premiere of LuYang’s ambitious performance work. DOKU, The Binary World brings together two dancers in the exhibition space who, through motion capture technology, embody LuYang’s avatar DOKU in the virtual world.

Expanding from the ideas, visuals, and music of the works in the exhibition, the performance creates a real-time interaction between the dancers’ physical bodies and the digital possibilities of DOKU’s reincarnations. Performing wearing motion capture suits, the dancers come together in a virtual realm and embody the DOKU avatars of heaven and hell; human and animal; yin and yang.

Through this intense and immersive performance, the audience is invited to experience a collapse of the binary of the material and virtual worlds. Soundtrack composed by Shanghai-based musician and sound artist, liiii.

Materials of this live motion capture performance is originally from Lu Yang: DOKU, The Binary World which was co-presented by Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District and Sydney Opera House, co-produced by MetaObjects and Exhibitionist and premiered in 2022.

Artist and Live Environment Controls: Lu Yang
Musician/Composer: liiii
Dancers: Jonathon Luke Baker and Tylor Deyn
Technical Direction: MetaObjects
Motion Capture Technician: Clemence Debaig
Hell Environment 3D Design: Extreme John
Motion Capture Suits: Alexander Whitley Company

The bar will open from 7pm, with the performance starting at 8pm. The run time is approximately 30 minutes.

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