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Series  Asian Culture Series

+ BIO: Lily Xiying Yang

+ BIO: Honglei Li

New media artists Lily Xiying Yang and Honglei Li discuss some of their work, including “Land of Illusion”, “Merry-Go-Around”, “Forbidden City”, and “Butterfly Lovers”.

Lily and Honglei are new media artists from Beijing, currently based in New York City. Since 2005, they have been working under the collective name Lily & Honglei. They create new artistic expressions by integrating traditional and digital art forms. Utilizing online virtual world applications and digital animation, Lily & Honglei reinterpret Chinese folkloric traditions that metaphorically reflect current global cultures and societies.