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Rgb led display, vietnamese linen embedded in hand cast resin, teakwood frame
Edition of 8
Dimensions: 124.6cm (H) x 124.6cm (W) / 49.1" (H) x 49.1" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
"I'm late, I'm late! For a very important date! No time to say 'hello, goodbye,' I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!" - White Rabbit, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Time is not what it seems. Poets tell us it passes, like the sun setting and rising every single day. Language tells us it never stops, like the tick tick ticking of a grandfather clock. It flows forward like a river but never backwards. Or does it? In 1916 Einstein published his general theory of relativity in an attempt to prove to the world that time is relative. In other words, the rate at which it passes depends on your particular frame of reference. In fact, there’s this idea that a second is not always a second...although this has only been detectable at extremely high speeds! In “The Order of Time” (2018) theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli explains the apparent existence of time, whether in our perceptions, physical manifestations, or mathematical equations, comes not from knowledge but ignorance. The characteristic features of time are but a collection of approximations, guesses, and mistakes determined by our perspective. We have been deluded by the idea of sequential time! As the Buddha put it, impermanence is at the root of our suffering. So, it makes sense to not want to understand the ever-changing concept of the slap slap slapping of time.
Based in: Shanghai
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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