This is quite lovely and peaceful, but also intriguingly uncanny. A natural world made morphable and malleable by human hands is presented neutrally as an object of play, but the distortion of the mountains and the cold digitality of the piano samples gives an uncomfortable feeling. Not to mention the identical models of people marching forward across the surface of the water - a strange thing to witness!
UPON THE AUTUMN RIVER
A downloadable game for Windows
"Upon The Autumn River" tries to transform the renowned classical Chinese ink painting of Song Dynasty into digital age. By using lights, weather and other programmable variables in the computer game engine, audiences can type the keyboard to play music and the mountains will bounce according to the tone along with other dynamic visual effects. The work shows the great land development "movement" in contemporary China. It provides a platform to discuss via interaction the contrast between the ancient poetic China and value systems of current era, and further more, the human-eco relationship we all face to.
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