Artists: Painting by Lily & Honglei, AR by John Craig Freeman
Year of Completion: 2009-2011
Medium: Oil on paper, Augmented Reality application for mobile phone
Derived from a Chinese folktale regarded as the equivalent of Romeo and Juliet, the painted figures in traditional costumes are placed at Times
Square. The site-specific AR installation addresses issues of Chinese diaspora and cultural identity, and visualizes the restless, roaming cultural spirit of the East hidden in western metropolis. Integrating painting and mobile phone augmented reality application, artists weave storytelling of Chinese folklore into a contemporary, global circumstance, therefore enable a dialog about cultural values and humanity between societal groups.
Also view previous animation version of Butterfly Lovers.