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Rgb led display, sand, resin coating, and rosewood frame
Edition of 8
Dimensions: 124.6cm (H) x 124.6cm (W) x 7.2cm (D) / 49.1" (H) x 49.1" (W) x 2.8" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Look mom, no hands! In the age-old art of Chinese dance, a bit of arm waving goes a long way. The use of extended sleeves in traditional performances can be traced back even further. Arm extensions and shawls first appeared in shows as early as the Zhou dynasty (1046-256 BCE), and the Tang tradition also favored the flamboyant throws. These quite literally in-your-face and mesmerizing aids were originally made of cloth but became silk in later years, suggesting their increased value to audiences. Expressing elegance and communicating moods, they did so by accentuating hand gestures as they got swung around to the music in performances. Long sleeve attachments aren’t only a thing of the past however; they still have strong ties in today’s Asian performing arts scene. The eye-catching glad rags continue to make waves at important ceremonies, shows, and events as their heritage lives on. The result is some of the finest visual free flow you’ll see and it’s always happy hour entertainment during the show. Because China’s association with the long sleeve in dance is so much more than just a fling.
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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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