Yulu Xia, (born April 7, 1998, China), is an interdisciplinary artist whose works are a combination of biology, science, and art. Growing up in Yunnan province, which is known as the mushroom kingdom in China, she has been interested in the mycelium and mushroom worlds since she was a child. After the passing of her grandmother, Yulu has been thinking about the question 'what is the life after death?' and the relationship between death and the non-human (especially the mycelium and mushroom worlds). In her recent practice, she co-creates with mycelium and mushrooms, intending to create a multi-sensory system, providing audiences with the experience of seeing, listening, and feeling how she defines the life diagram from death to the life after.
After people die, and when their bodies are buried in soil, part of the energy from the human will be transferred to mycelium, and manifested in the form of mushrooms. This energy transfer process is also a collaboration between human, mycelium, and mushrooms.
In this project, I mainly focus on my body and mushrooms, questioning the relationship between mushrooms, mycelium and my body after my death.