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"Abacus Under Water" by Liu Dao "Bliss Assistance" by Liu Dao "Noise Among the Midnight Green" by Liu Dao "Not So Still Life" by Liu Dao "Happiness is Swimming" by Liu Dao "Trim Waist, Taught Muscles, Chiseled Face" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Abacus Under Water" (水下的心计)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, cotton, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015-2016
SIZE
60
60
9
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 2×MWLPV-60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (8+1 spare)×RGB P7.62-RGB-8S(16×32)-L19287SE/HLI-171
WEIGHT
15.8
29.4
CRATE SIZE
71
71
21
EXPOSURE “Ten” at island6 Shanghai Main
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Pete Bradt (video assistant) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (documentation & production supervisor)
BLURB

Some simple questions are the most impossible to explain or answer. We are always told there are plenty of fish in the sea, how many though? It’s safe to assume the number if high, but how high? A billion? Twenty billion? Rest assured, there is an exact number that, right now as you read this, our oceans contain. A precise amount that, although it varies and fluctuates day to day, is a real thing at any given time. There are almost 30,000 known species of fish. It’s safe to guess there are at least a few thousand unknown species. Even among most of the research available, it’s quite difficult to come across any ballpark estimates. The latest estimate: the oceans contain in excess of 10,000 million tons of biomass. A ton is 2000 pounds, so that’s 20 million pounds, multiplied by one million. Lets say the average fish is 2 pounds, a reasonable guess considering how small so many of them are. If this is the case, our equation then becomes 10 million x 1 million.  So, a good estimate of how many ‘fish in the sea’ there are: 10,000,000,000,000. Ten quadrillion. High as that number is, it still can’t touch the Bund right before the fireworks start on the eve of CNY. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Shanghai/Chicago.
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island6 is a philanthropic project founded by artists and managed by devoted creative staff. The spirit & driving force behind all of island6's works and art-forward exhibitions is collaboration.
六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由创作人员管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。