Lunar New Year Events

It was a busy night.

“Dancing First”

First we three, Ry (PumpkinWeirdo Keng), Kristy (Victoria Bury) and me (Lily Jun) performed “Winter Blossom” dance, 3Star Tyne designed the flower-like dress, Jimmy composed music. Ry probable designed 20 gestures/animations for dancing, I’m still not sure I followed his instruction, let’s wait to see the outcome in videos.

Winter Blossom Dance
Winter Blossom Dance

On Monument ’08 – Cloud Ladder

Then I shouted to the group, “let’s start climbing the cloud ladder on the Great Fire Wall!” Indeed, I  captured a bunch of footage showing how people were struggling between heaven and ground! Obviously it’s a frustrating and somehow scary experience – when attempting to reach the sky…

"get ready to reach the sky!"
"get ready to reach the sky!"

Sowa Mai is the bravest and most successful one!
Sowa Mai is the bravest and most successful one!
she's hestating, on "cloud-ladder" in Land of Illusion
she's hesitating
"a beautiful struggle"
"a beautiful struggle" - PumpkinWeirdo, the dancer, and 3star Tyne, our fashion designer, are standing on the ladder
Sowa Mai is falling ...
Sowa Mai is falling ...

After Falling , in Crystal Palace

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"nice to see you again in Crystal Palace, Banrion Constantine:)"

Sowa Mai in Crystal Palace with "good fortune" symbol for OX year
Sowa Mai in Crystal Palace with "good fortune" symbol for OX year
we need fireworks, for the lost city...
we need fireworks, for the lost city...
visitors in Land of Illusion
visitors in Land of Illusion
We greatly appreciate all participants’ effort! The film production will be presented in several occasions, including in Digital Art@DMAC, East Village NYC, Boston Cyberarts Biennial SL art exhibition at University of Massachusetts. All participants will receive credits for performing. Any questions, please contact: chinacyberart@yahoo.com

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.

One thought on “Lunar New Year Events

  1. These are just beautiful; I spend time reading things like the Flower Ornament Sutra and Cold Mountain, and the in-between spaces of your work amaze me –

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