Wall & City (2008)

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Wall & City is a machinima of Second Life performance and installations.The film contains three main scenes, namely Grand View Garden in eastern section where concubine Yang played her famous “drunk dance”, Great Fire Wall in western section where Queen Baosi was entertained by the ultimate chaos in the history of China, and Underwater City that swallowed beautiful Xishi's youth and beauty and left her lonely soul wandering around in the submerged city in Three Gorges. “Fundamentally, the film reflects the concept of the directional symbolism, namely, related architectural structures are built upon ancient Chinese correlative cosmology, which teaches that the movement of the universe follows the ceaseless transformation of yin and yang forces and the five phases (wood, fire, metal, water and earth): life starts from the east (which corresponds to the element of wood, spring, rising yang, etc.) and ends in the west which corresponds to the element ...

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Wall & City is a machinima of Second Life performance and installations.The film contains three main scenes, namely Grand View Garden in eastern section where concubine Yang played her famous “drunk dance”, Great Fire Wall in western section where Queen Baosi was entertained by the ultimate chaos in the history of China, and Underwater City that swallowed beautiful Xishi's youth and beauty and left her lonely soul wandering around in the submerged city in Three Gorges. “Fundamentally, the film reflects the concept of the directional symbolism, namely, related architectural structures are built upon ancient Chinese correlative cosmology, which teaches that the movement of the universe follows the ceaseless transformation of yin and yang forces and the five phases (wood, fire, metal, water and earth): life starts from the east (which corresponds to the element of wood, spring, rising yang, etc.) and ends in the west which corresponds to the element of metal, autumn, rising yin, etc." Lily states, “and this theory, for us, is not about belief, but seeking for order from chaos, eternity from confusion, ... while the reintepretations of themes from Chinese history and folklore are building paths for understanding of the current society."

Land of Illusion environment design: Lily & Honglei

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