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Rgb led display, silk & elastane, black-stained teakwood frame

Edition of 8

Dimensions: 102cm (H) x 102cm (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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// BLURB //
There’s a riddle I remember hearing when I was younger, it goes something like this: what gets wetter as it dries? There are so many different ways to win at something. Even sometimes when you lose, you really win, and everyone knows that you can win sometimes when all signs suggest you lost. The trick of it is to find a way to do both often enough. Convince yourself the victories aren’t so great and the losses are actually pretty remarkable. See all the ways you won and the ways you lost, learn to love and use them both in equal parts. Things all move at different speeds but make no mistake: they are all moving. Back and forth, here and there, toward you or away. And yes, a towel is what gets wetter as it dries. The water looks like its disappearing, but it’s really just moving on to some other place it needs to go.

Edition 2/8, Shanghai 2019
RGB LED display, silk & elastane, black-stained teakwood frame
102×102cm

[1/8 edition, private collection, Rapperswil (Switzerland).]

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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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