Our Internet project ‘Celebration!’ along with interview by Video Channel are featured by JavaMuseum’s 10th anniversary New Media Art Festival –

netart by Lily & Hong Lei (China)

Fireworks at 'Water Cube' - Beijing Olympic Celebration

Merry-Go-Around

Medium: Online 3D virtual world platform, Oil on paper, soundtrack

Video running time: 2 minutes. Size: varied. Completion year: 2009

The work is in memory of the student victims of Sichuan Earthquake in 2008, in context of that Investigation on the death toll of students has become a taboo in Chinese official media. Ironically, this virtual merry-go-around is built inside Water Cube, the swimming pool of Beijng Olympic Game held three months after the historic disaster. In the video document of the virtual environment constructed in online 3D world, the scene of collapsed schools in Sichuan is inundated by grandiose national celebration.

More Information, please go to http://2010.javamuseum.org/?page_id=391

Watch Video/Machinima of “Celebration!”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY6fJ9m4vkE

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