Rgb led display, acrylic paint, paper collage, teakwood frame
Dimensions: 102cm (H) x 102cm (W) / 40.2" (H) x 40.2" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Newton’s Cradle elegantly demonstrates the third law of motion, which states that when two bodies interact, they apply forces to one another that are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. In other words, the law of action and reaction. As the lullaby goes, when the wind blows, the cradle will rock. For every push there’s a swing and so on until friction conspires to slow things to a stop. When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall. Then we find ourselves back at the beginning of it all. And then we must patiently wait for the pendulum to begin its hypnotizing melody once again. Sometimes it becomes hard to believe such beauty is rooted on science and facts. We mustn’t forget Isaac Newton was a poet as well.
From his 1687 book Philosophie Naturalis Principia Mathematica, “From these forces, by other propositions which are also mathematical, we deduce the motions of the planets, the comets, the moon, and the sea.”
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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