Rgb led display, acrylic painting on plexiglas, paper collage, corian and teakwood frame
Dimensions: 102.5cm(H) x 102.5cm(W) x 5.5cm(D) / 40.4"(H) x 40.4"(W) x 2.2"(D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Each day I miss the soft touch of your skin and the curve of your smile. Things here aren’t exactly good, but my stomach is full, though my chest is heavy with the burdens that only a man-alone can feel. Paper is hard to come by nowadays. I’ve resorted to using sections cut from old pizza boxes to write these letters. HA!—It’s ironic, no? My shame showcased on greasy cardboard. I think now about what mother would say if she were here to see this…mess. She would have been able to help during the troub…
Sorry about the interruption. It was the damned dogs again. Can never get any peace and quiet anymore. Sometimes I wonder if I should rejoin the settlement in Old Pudong, if it’s what you would’ve wanted. But I’m happier out here, away from them and with all of these wonderful clothes. I can be myself, the me I know you would want me to be. I can stand alone, a hero away from the herd. Maybe one day I can go back, drag them out of the cave and into this divine wasteland.
DATE: Made in island6, 2018
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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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