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Surprise, Surprise!

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2018

Rgb led display, acrylic painting on plexiglas, paper collage, teakwood frame

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Dimensions: 102.0cm(H) x 102.0cm(W) x 5.5cm(D) / 40.2"(H) x 40.2"(W) x 2.2"(D)

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

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All successful missions are similar, but the bad ones are terrible in different ways. The Grand Invasion was planned meticulously except for one tiny detail - the exact time. Roughly 65million years ago, when dinosaurs were destroyed by a giant meteor, the mission had to be canceled because there was no one left to witness the surprise. Later on, before the first civilizations appeared, invading a bunch of monkeys that only knew how to paint in caves, and had no guns to resist proved to be even less of an entertaining choice. It had to wait until the first empires appeared, but there was a chance that it would seem more like a return of the Gods rather than a strategically planned attack. Only when the Chinese civilization had risen was it finally worth it, but the time wasn’t right as it didn’t match the end of Mayan calendar. But once the time was ripe, the mission proved to be a complete fiasco. Not because the surprise was already revealed to everyone in Hollywood films, but because virtual reality seemed to take over the planet already. Who’d want to invade such a place anyway?

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DATE: Made in island6, 2018

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Born: 2006

Hometown: Shanghai

Lives and Works: 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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