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Animated film from China, 11 minutes
Screens Thursday, February 26, 2015
Screening Block 1: 12pm-3:15pm
The shape of the female uterus resembles the outline of a person standing straight with her arms open wide; this is the source of inspiration for the character Uterus-Man. On the configuration of Uterus-Man, each part of its armor coincides with different parts of a human uterus. Despite the ambiguity of the gender of Uterus-Man, the source of these super powers originates from the uterus’ unique ability to propagate. This contradictory configuration determines the asexuality of Uterus-Man. “It” possesses all kinds of unique ultra-deadly weapons, part of these retains the power of altering genes and heredity functions. For example, using the power of gene alteration, its attack can instantly change the enemy into a weaker species, and then carry on the attack. The power of altering hereditary functions can change the sexual gender of the enemy, or instantaneously evoke a genetic disease to weaken the enemy, and then attack again.
About the Director
Born and based in Shanghai, Lu Yang has become a rare practitioner whose work is equally at home in a film festival screenings and a visual art exhibition. Using a variety of media: video, installation, animation and digital painting, the artist unflinchingly explores existential issues about the nature of life and where it resides. Lu Yang is armed with a overlaying mix of strategies taken from Science, Religion, Psychology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Games, Pop Culture and Music.