‘Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China’. A virtual Reality Installation

We report in this article on this exciting project created by Lily & Honglei, an artist collective based in New York and Beijng. 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, suicides of migrant workers, and predicaments involving the cultural and environmental...

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