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Strawberry Twist

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2020

RGB led display, sand and resin coating, rosewood frame

Unique Work

Dimensions: 124.6cm (H) x 124.6cm (W) / 49.1" (H) x 49.1" (W)

Diameter: 124.6cm / 49.1"

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

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Long before Louis Vuitton bags and Ray-Ban rims were a thing, the traditional Chinese umbrella was the only fashion accessory you’d need. Lightweight and reliable, folding canopies were essential must-haves for women of wealth back in the 1st century BC, and for good reason. Some of the earliest umbrellas originated in China and were made of silk and paper with mulberry bark and bamboo frames. The objects were considered works of art thanks to their beautiful tops that saw designs such as dragons, animals, flowers, landscapes, mythology, and writings presented. Colors varied from red and yellow (if you were a royal) and blue (if you were anyone else) to emphasise social status. For centuries, the umbrella club was an exclusive one, with most of society left in the dark. The exclusive nature and high cost of the items meant they were seen as symbols of power. But eventually, the tight grip of the elite loosened and the umbrella became accessible to all – even men! Today, you’ll see modern as well as more traditional-style designs around Shanghai come rain or shine. As not only do they look nice, they are of course handy for fending off the sometimes unbearable local weather. Oh, and they still make great dance partners, as you can see. Go on, give us a twirl…

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Artist Profile

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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