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2020

Rgb led display, chinese papercut (jian zhi 剪紙) on plexiglass, paper collage, teakwood frame

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Dimensions: 65.5cm (H) x 46cm (W) x 5.5cm (D) / 25.8" (H) x 18.1" (W) x 2.2" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Lawson Station. A cornucopia of freshly made baozi (steamed buns), tea eggs, noodles, and of course hot drinks. What started as a small dairy milk store has burst into one of the most popular convenience store chains in the world. Naturally one would question their recipe for success? I’m sure you've heard the phrase by Roman philosopher Seneca, “Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.” This is true, but I think he was only partially correct. In fact, Seneca left out a critical component: Action. With this perspective the complete formula should be, “Luck is when opportunity meets preparation plus action”. Think about it, when opportunity and preparation meet there’s actually only potential for luck to occur, but without action then nothing happens. It’s a missed opportunity. Like taking a wrong step and suddenly losing your balance. You see in the grand scheme of things it’s all a balancing act.

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Born: 2006

Hometown: Shanghai

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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