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Rgb led display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
Dimensions: 66.0cm(H) x 47.0cm(W) x 5.5cm(D) / 26.0"(H) x 18.5"(W) x 2.2"(D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Humans are perpetually attempting to control time. We are obsessed with it. The progression, the loss, the usage – we will never escape the judgmental eye of time. Photography often seems to provide people with a sense of satisfaction, in that it is through this medium that they can conquer the unconquerable. Here is some time, neatly bottled and retouched, lovingly born out of silver halides and the whir of a shutter. Who knows what we are truly creating each time we lift our cameras to stop the march of time. What have we caught? French philosopher, Henri Bergson, in his theory of Duration, contended that time would always elude science. Once you attempt to measure a moment, the moment is no longer a moment; it is gone, it is past. Bergson noted that once you are even conscious that moment is happening and is perhaps worth capturing, it is already a memory. Does this make photography simply a pathetic reminder of the human desire to control time? Perhaps the photographs on the walls of family living rooms provoke a deep-seated anxiety that is quickly beaten back by the insistence that happiness was successfully captured and reproduced. “You will never be here again,” taunts the photograph of children building sandcastles, “This wasn’t even you then.”
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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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