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“Masters of Laoting Shadow Play” Experiencing traditional art practice in virtual space

Chen, Bijun (2018) “Masters of Laoting Shadow Play” Experiencing traditional art practice in virtual space. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Chen, Bijun
Abstract:

As a child growing up in China, traditional art forms such as shadow plays and paper cutting were popular and spiritual arts enjoyed by everyone; they were also entertainment and decorative art. After a few years studying abroad, I found that such cultural treasures could hardly be found in public or during major festivals; everything seemed to be replaced by digital entertainment. As traditional Chinese art forms are a part of me, it would be sad to see those intangible cultural practices vanish. For this thesis project, (1) I will use field research to interview and understand the current landscape for one living artisan in China who still practices an art form at the brink of extinction, and (2) produce an immersive 360 documentary short that retells his/her stories and recreate a viewer’s experience of these forms from an observer's perspective, as a way of preserving these important traditional arts.

Date: April 2018
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 19:43
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 19:43
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2312

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