Artist Projects

Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China


Lily & Honglei

Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China is a multimedia installation that utilizes animation and emerging technologies to visualize the metamorphosis created by urbanization in China. With an outlook to the future through digital technologies, a retrospective into the past through the time-honored imagery of the traditional Chinese shadow play, and a reflection of the present through immersive fieldwork in modern China, the artists seek to present the unfolding of a monumental shift from agrarian to urban in Chinese society. The installation will include multi-channel video projections of animations, projections of a real-time virtual reality interface (Second Life), and an augmented reality installation that can be viewed with a smartphone or tablet in an exhibition space.

  • Artists

    Lily & Honglei

    Utilizing traditional painting and new media such as digital animation, virtual reality and augmented reality, Lily & Honglei’s works inter…

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    Honglei Li

    Honglei Li is a member of the artist collective Lily & Honglei.

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    Xiying Yang

    Lily Yang is a member of the artist collective Lily & Honglei.

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  • Events

    May 16 – Sep 01, 2016
    Lily & Honglei solo exhibition Shadow Play at Wilfrid Israel Museum of Asian Art and Studies



    Apr 16 – Jun 04, 2016
    Lily & Honglei present "Shadow Play" at Jamaica Flux 2016



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  • Project News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)



    April 7, 2015
    Project Premiere: Kerry Tribe Solo Exhibition "The Loste Note" at 356 Mission in Los Angeles



    March 19, 2015
    Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"



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