Delusional Crime and Punishment
↳ Lu Yang
CA 2014, 00:14:37
Lu Yang’s video has two primordial questions concerning existence as points of departure: the origin of human life and the moral dialectics of crime and punishment. Part of her undertaking resembles a classic teleological composition: who – or what – created life? Why this particular physiological design that inflects our sometimes evil desires? To answer this perplexing dilemma, she creates a machine labeled “human creator” that manufactures a torso, a brain, and a fleshly body – all potential human candidates – and soundtracks it with a whimsical, bassy club Dark Trap music.