Elegy of the Middle Kingdom is a 16-minute, 4-chapter animation made using the medium of oil painting. The film juxtaposes figures from Chinese history and folklore with contemporary social commentary, creating a panoramic insight into the chaotic transformations that have ravaged Chinese society for the past three decades.

Lily & Honglei, media artist from China, media art

Video still of Chapter IV. Peony Pavilion, oil on paper, Lily & Honglei

For more info, visit project webpage http://lilyhonglei.com/talesofmk/