Artists Deanne Achong and Faith Moosang have produced an interactive website that peeks into the history of Cantonese opera and theatres in Vancouver’s Chinatown at the turn of the 20th century. Various stories from the time (1890s – 1920s) are presented using altered archival imagery, film and audio, newspapers and historical documents, creating a visceral sense of the theatrical community in the context of the time and place. Three major opera houses and several “Underwater Theatres” house the immersive narrative.
Underwater Chinatown was commissioned by Cinevolution Media Arts Society and can be viewed at underwaterchinatown.com
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