Lu Ming and the Beijing Burners Desert Guard, 2018
Lu Ming's design draws inspiration from the formidable armor worn by Genghis Khan, the leader of the Mongolian empire that dominated China in the 14th century. This design serves as a symbol of warfare and carries a cautionary message about the perils of humanity's creation of weapons, which may ultimately lead to our own downfall.
The Mongolian army resisted their enemies’ aggression thanks to Genghis Khan’s military tactics, a strong system of weapons and their special armor. It had a very primitive but effective shock-absorbing and impact-diverting system. The armor is 15 meters tall and weighs 10 tons with the soul of a Mongolian warrior embedded in the armor. The warrior is a reminder that technology needs restrictions to keep harmony in the world.