China Heart is a partnership with dLux Media Arts , the Powerhouse Museum, Gallery 4A, The Project Factory writer/director/producer Annette Shun Wah & sound design Kingston Sound – China Heart merges video storytelling, game play and historical re-enactments with real-life art installation and performance. Participants unravel a mystery, solving video and real life clues while following a walking tour through significant locations in Sydney’s Chinatown guided by the application’s GPS technology. China Heart is multi-platform and can be experienced via Androids, iPhones, some Nokias and web. China Heart is both a love story and a mystery — but it also uses an innovative interface to rediscover the experiences and history of Chinese Australian families, and particularly women, in the process of finding a home in Sydney. China Heart ran through Chinese New Year festival and was an Installation at the Powerhouse Museum, in addition the site of the old Trocadero in Albion Lane, and the Chinese Gardens, Sydney. Funded through Screen Australia and the New South Wales Film & Television Office. CHINA HEART dLux media arts Media Release
Tatiana Pentes’ participation includes brand logo design, graphic interface design, look & feel of iPhone app, visual research, and editing & digital effects for the moving image & sound sequences.
A love story, a puzzle and a challenge
Lian is a young woman whose plans to marry are stalled when she receives a mysterious engagement present with a strange message. Will she ever be able to marry her beloved David?
Players help Lian solve the puzzle of her family’s past and her cultural history guided by dramatic clues, oral histories and historic re-enactments downloaded on their own mobile phones so her wedding can take place as planned
Download iPhone app from iTunes store online.
Read China Heart Producer: Josie Emery’s blog: exploring her experience working as a producer on the project on the project
Read the interview with Tara Morelos: dLux media arts Director/ Annette Shun Wah & Jennifer Wilson on “China heart: Moblie Locative Storytelling” on the Powerhouse Museum’s site.
Read a review of China Heart in The Daily Telegraph, 29 January 2011
Listen to the podcast of Annette Shun Wah’s interview on China Heart with Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 1 February 2011
Review of China Heart app Australian Financial Review 28-30 Jan 2011 (pdf)
Credits List China Heart Productions
Camera & Sound
Ka Wai Ho
Art Direction & Design
Ka Wai Ho
Post-production Sound & Music
Trailer & Promo Director
Writer, Director, Producer
Annette Shun Wah
Director dLux media arts
Oral History interviews recorded at Stellar Sound.