SHADOW PLAY: TALES OF URBANIZATION OF CHINA (Phase II)
by Lily & Honglei Art Studio

Interface 2: VIRTUAL REALITY INSTALLATION

Integrating the emerging technology of virtual reality (VR) with an intriguing Chinese folk art form known as shadow play, the VR installation Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China creates an opportunity for the audience to experience the changing landscapes of contemporary China. In four chapters, virtual installation sheds light upon real-life incidents such as clashes during land evictions resulting from urban expansion, children abductions, healthcare crisis, suicides of migrant workers, and predicaments involving the cultural and environmental degradation.

Chapter I. The Land: Death of the Village Head
Chapter II. The Ruins: Lost Children
Chapter III. The City: Into the Void
Chapter IV. The Maze: No Exit

In 2015, "Shadow Play" project entered the 2nd phase of development under new sponsorship. The virtual reality installation site in Second Life, a popular online Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE), will remain closed for construction until further notice. To share the project progress, the artists have posted slides video and screenshots of the VR installation as below.

Project updates will be made on a regular basis, please check back frequently.

 

Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China (Phase II)

Screenshots of Virtual Reality Installation

Chapter I. "The Land : Death of the Village Head"

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Chapter II. "The Ruins: Lost Children"

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Chapter III. "The City: Into the Void"

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Chapter IV. "The Maze: No Exit"

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"Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China" Screenshots by Lily & Honglei Art Studio. All rights reserved.

 

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Chapter I. The Land: Death of the Village Head
Chapter II. The Ruins: Lost Children
Chapter III. The City: Into the Void
Chapter IV. The Maze: No Exit

Also view "Shadow Play" project phase I on turbulence.org