Donshi Art by Donald Shek

Augmented Chinatown

“The territory no longer precedes the map, nor does it survive it.”

Simulacra and Simulation, Jean Baudrillard.

 

Video of the Augmented Reality Tour as part of Chinese Arts Now Festival 2019.

Commissioned by Chinese Arts Now

Filmed and Edited by Rory Gullan - Studio ROGUE

CFCCA Residency - All maps under heaven

I am currently on an Artist Residency at CFCCA in Manchester testing new ideas in the context of the city.  The project is a continuiation of my current interest in map making as a form of creating space that sits both in the physical and the digital space.  How may we utilise the surplus from capatlism to produce the basic requirements for human living.

CFCCA-Residency_LR

Open Studio @ CFCCA

Open 9th/10th and 11th July 2019

10am - 5pm

CFCCA

Market Buildings

Thomas Street

Northern Quarter

Manchester

M4 1EU.

Augmented Chinatown 2.0

Delve deeper into the history of Chinatown in this interactive work combining Augmented Reality technology, music and storytelling. Explore Donald Shek’s immersive augmented reality world on your phone as you walk the streets of modern-day Chinatown listening to the dramatic stories of some of the area’s many and varied former inhabitants. This ambitious, mesmerising piece lets you create your own audio drama journey through an area of London that is both constantly evolving yet steeped in fascinating layers of history.

App developer and AR artist Donald Shek

Playwright Joel Tan

Director and composer An-Ting Chang

The app for Augmented Chinatown 2.0 launches on 13th February. You’ll be able to buy the app, download it, and take the tour at a time convenient to you.

Augmented Chinatown 2.0

Delve deeper into the history of Chinatown in this interactive work combining Augmented Reality technology, music and storytelling. Explore Donald Shek’s immersive augmented reality world on your phone as you walk the streets of modern-day Chinatown listening to the dramatic stories of some of the area’s many and varied former inhabitants. This ambitious, mesmerising piece lets you create your own audio drama journey through an area of London that is both constantly evolving yet steeped in fascinating layers of history.

 

Please note the full AR experience is only avaialble on the iOS App Store.

The Tour Only App is available on the Google Play Store

Produced by

Artist & App Developed by

Written by

Directed by

Music by

 

Sound designed by

 

Cast 

 

English

Sally/Police/Fat Amy

O'Leary/Marcus/Arthur/Linh

Chen/Anita/Kim

Bill/Ming/English Man

 

Mandarin

Sally/Police/Fat Amy

O'Leary/Marcus/Arthur/Linh

Chen/Anita/Kim

Bill/Ming/English Man

 

With thanks to Chinese Arts Now Team

 

Jodie Gilliam

Ruth Holdsworth

David Hepburn

Hannah Blamire

Sandy Wan

Kirsten Komaru

Nikita Karia

Chinese Arts Now

Donald Shek

Joel Tan

An-Ting Chang

An-Ting Chang

DJ QuestionMark

Michal Kuligowski

 

 

 

 

Mia Foo

Daniel York

Jennifer Lim

David Yip

 

 

Shin-Fei Chen

Neil Chang-Clark

Jennifer Lim

Roger King

Arts Coucncil England

London Chinatown

Westminster Council

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