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Rgb led display, one-way glass, teakwood frame
Edition of 8
Dimensions: 39cm (H) x 39cm (W) x 6cm (D) / 15.4" (H) x 15.4" (W) x 2.4" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Why is this happening, day after day? This one-way surface is cryptic, almost melting my uniformed body into the walls. Where am I?
The wall between us is so thin, but the distance it creates is huge. When I’m off, you only see yourself and I become invisible... When I’m on, this barrier disappears and I am whole again and suddenly in motion. HUT 2-3-4 SALUTE 2-3-4! I am like your puppet.
Thomas Nagel has his own theory of consciousness. Instead of asking “What is like to be a bat?” he would probably ask “What is it like to be a little animated woman inside of an artwork?” His likely conclusion: no matter how hard you try to imagine what it’s like, you will never actually know how it feels. But I imagine that some would know exactly how it feels, this soldiering on and about for eternity. You know, I’ve started to be OK with this long march. Barry Schwartz was right about being “satisficed”. Sometimes a good march is just…good enough. I guess I’ll make a home here. Do you think the kuaidi will be able to find me?
DATE: Made in island6, 2016-2019
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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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