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Tft display, ccd camera, acrylic paint on plexiglass, teakwood frame
Dimensions: 52cm (H) x 52cm (W) / 20.5" (H) x 20.5" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
In the scientific world it is said that an object is balanced if it’s not moving. In other words, in a state of physical steadiness, equilibrium, or a calm state of mind. The Principle of Moments, also referred to as Varignon's Theorem, states that a system is stable as all the forces acting on it cancel each other out. This is best exemplified by imagining a seesaw. When two forces perfectly balance each other, the plank remains still, resting in perfect symmetry. Much like Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely’s “Gismo” (1960), the street famous sanlunche (三轮车) rejects convention, instead acting as an artistic spectacle of absurd play. I doubt science can explain the precarious balancing act that takes place upon this three wheeled vehicle, but one thing is certain, it’s an artistic creation of epic proportions! Despite having to maneuver through Fengxian Lu (奉贤路) and Taixing Lu (泰兴路) its contents always remain perfectly still and counterpoised. A juxtaposition of chaos surrounding a tower of harmony. In true Dadaist practice, sanlunche have become sculptural works comprised of odd items, an irrational collection of boxes, old TVs, and the works! Now isn’t that something to smile about.
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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