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Rgb led display, chinese papercut (jian zhi) on plexiglass, paper collage, teakwood frame
Dimensions: 102.0cm(H) x 102.0cm(W) x 5.5cm(D) / 40.2"(H) x 40.2"(W) x 2.2"(D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
“How about a dinner later tonight? Nah, I don’t have much time, I have to feed the mouse.” Or: “I’m sorry, the mouse is on the treadmill. Can’t waste that energy.” Maybe: “Oh, I’ve just sweetened up my meal, can we make it another day?” We’ve all encountered such excuses. Indeed, mechanized motion has changed our lives. Ever since the first human realized the only solution to hunger was through work, we relentlessly want to make others do that instead of us. Be them slaves, employees or machines, they are all driven by energy extracted from other sources, hence we have to feed them, pay them or plug them in. If only we had machines that operate indefinitely in perpetual motion. Imagine if Naum Gabo constructed the world or Alexander Calder had written the Holy Bible. The perspectives were unlimited, and space was a boundless playground. What would be the excuse in such rhythmic world? Would you have infinite energy to meet all the expectations from others or would gravity still try to pull you down?
DATE: Made in island6, 2019 Shanghai
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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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