Virtual Reality Installation / Shadow Play: Tales of Urbanization of China
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 degradation.
The VR installation Shadow Play is accessible through Second Life, a popular online Multi-user Virtual Environment (MUVE). First download Second Life application, then visit the installation here. If you have questions locating the artwork in Second Life, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org