Virtual Installation @ China Cafe, American Library Association

Virtual Installation “Land of Illusion” @ American Library Association

Presentation Poster
Presentation Poster

Exhibition on view: Oct.3rd – 20th, 2008,

Location: China Cafe (American Library Association), Info Island International, Second Life

Opening: 9PM, Oct. 3rd. 2008

Description: The Cyberspace exhibition features Lily & Honglei’s digital artworks, including animations, machinima, paintings and 3D environment developed to illustrate and reflect on Chinese Folklore traditions and its social impact. Audience will have a unique reading experience in learning Chinese folktales and classical literature in an immersive virtual space.

About China Cafe: The project is funded by ALA and implemented in Second Life. It serves as a bridge to link China and the World, or, according to the founders, “a window for China to see more about the world and the world to know more of China.” The China Cafe offers weekly lectures and special events.

"Land of Illusion" Installation on view
"Land of Illusion" Installation on view
Audience at "Land of Illusion" installation, SL China Cafe (ALA funded project)
Audience at "Land of Illusion" installation, SL China Cafe (ALA funded project)

* Watch Video

* Discussion at Boston Cyberarts

Published by Lily & Honglei (杨熙瑛, 李宏磊)

Lily & Honglei (杨熙瑛, 李宏磊), contemporary artist team from Beijing, currently base in Boston and New York City. Their creative projects emphasize on using digital imaging tools to reinterpret Chinese folklore themes. They also actively curate Internet-art and new media exhibitions for cultural exchanges between China and the United States. Lily & Honglei founded "Land of Illusion" platform dedicated to Second Life art, net-art and new media art in 2006. In 2008 Lily & Honglei founded NY Arts New Media & Net-Art program affiliated with NY Arts Magazine. In 2009, Lily & Honglei founded DSL Cyber MOCA for DSL Collection of Chinese contemporary arts.

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