Acute Art launches project with BMW Art Journey awardee Lu Yang

Acute Art are delighted to announce a brand new collaboration with Lu Yang and BMW. From 2-6 December 2020, visitors to Art Basel’s “OVR: Miami Beach”, (the art fair’s new online viewing room), will have the opportunity to experience a brand new AR work by Lu Yang.

By downloading the free Acute Art app users will be able to place “Gigant DOKU”, the artist’s digital avatar, who takes over the physical world in the form of a giant dancing superhero.

Lu Yang says:”For me as an artist who has been working on digital art projects for many years now, it is a great honor to gain the possibility of working with Acute Art. They are the leading producer of visionary AR artworks and have been working with so many successful artists in the field of AR before. During my BMW Art Journey, I had the chance to cooperate with different artists from several backgrounds and to deepen my research in motion capture technologies – knowledge and material that I can now use for my artworks. Even though I had to pause my travels due to the coronavirus, I am thankful that I am now able to proceed digitally, with the full support and creative freedom provided by the BMW Group,”

Daniel Birnbaum, Artistic Director of Acute Art says:“We are so excited to work with Lu Yang, one of China’s most prominent young artists, who explores new immersive media to create poetic works that bridge the disciplines. The BMW Art Journey ‘Human Machine Reverse Motion Capture Project’demonstrates his keen interest in the anthropology of dance into the virtual sphere employing cutting-edge motion-capture technology and robotics. Due to the global pandemic, his physical voyage to Indonesia, India, and Japan had to be adjusted but through a collaboration with Acute Art his dancing avatars can travel across the world digitally. AR makes interactive versions of his dancing figures possible, the first of which will be launched on the Acute Art app in conjunction with ‘OVR: Miami Beach’. Anyone who has downloaded the free app can interact with this dematerialized dancer and place him anywhere, film him and share his performance with friends globally. For an artist concerned with how the human body can overcome its physical limitations, this AR project represents an important step into the era of virtual art and curation.

All digital artworks of Lu Yang will be accessible for public in “OVR: Miami Beach” from December 4, 10am ET, to December 6, midnight ET. Click here.