View In Room
View In Room
Gongbi painting (工笔) on rice paper, teakwood frame
Dimensions: 76.0cm(H) x 106.0cm(W) x 2.5cm(D) / 29.9"(H) x 41.7"(W) x 1.0"(D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Do you hear them? The cries of voices needing Christ and the rest? We liberators of the 20th century globally inferior beg for your begging, and will gladly force our gladness upon you. It is our duty. There are trumpets blaring beyond the hill, and the timeless march of progress continues. We move forward with the for— a baby’s whimpers bring me back out of that world where I am a God, where I am good and good enough, and back to a rainy Shanghai. I walk over and pick the child up and rock it gently as a headache starts to form in the bottom-back of my skull. I can hear my mother’s voice now. Don’t have children, they make you old and poor she said over the top of her glasses and through the thick smoke coming out of her mouth. Yeah, well fuck you mom. Fatherhood isn’t so bad. It’s much better than childhood, that’s for sure. The child falls asleep in my arms, and I gently lay it down so I can get back to work—…with the force of the mighty war machine at our backs, and God on our side.
DATE: Made in island6, 2018
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island6 六岛 (Liu Dao) is a Shanghai-based collective of tech-geeks and creative talents whose driving force is collaboration. Since its inception in 2006, this dynamic international group has produced multimedia art that muses on the relationship between the delicate qualities of traditional art and the technical complexities of the contemporary. Artists from diverse disciplines converge to contemplate the past, present, and future of China through their humorous and innovative new media work. Their unique collaborative philosophy explores the cultural potential of the convergence of art, technology, and science in their quest to promote cross-cultural dialogue. Liu Dao's ever expanding repertoire includes works in diverse mediums such as LED art, video art, interactive art, neon, photography, painting, sculpture, and dynamic laser art, among others.
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