Wrathful King Kong Core

Lu Yang

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2011
14 min 17 sec

In Dharma-ending times, the wrathful deities shall vanquish all demons, and destroy all evil beings. Though their wrathful visages may terrify, they are an expression of the Buddha’s infinite mercy. When anger reaches the human brain, the information is transmitted to the hypothalamus and amygdalae to carry out certain processes and set off a chain reaction. These structures are responsible for transforming nerve signals into visible expressions of anger. This project is to superimpose religious concepts of wrathful deities onto scientific theories of the brain’s anger response mechanisms.

2011
14 min 17 sec

This work presents a fusion of religious concept with the human emotion of anger. It is believed that when Buddhism is on the brink of collapse, all demons and evil beings will be destroyed by the fierce-looking but kind-hearted Wrathful Deities. On the other hand, when the human brain is stimulated by anger, the message will be successively transmitted to the hypothalamus and the amygdalae, which then communicate with other parts of the brain to transform the signal into active expressions of anger.

Lu Yang

Lu Yang was born in 1984 in Shanghai, China. She currently resides and works in Beijing and Shanghai. She graduated from the China Academy of Art New Media Department in 2010. Yang was nominated for the Pierre Huber Prize in 2014 and the 2015 TANC Asia Prize – Artist of the Year. Collectors of her important works include Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and others.

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