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TITLE "Beijing Penjing" (北京盆景)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 108(W)×108(H)×9(H) cm | 42.5(W)×42.5(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 6× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT ARTWORK WEIGHT: 43 kg | 95 lb + CRATE WEIGHT: 27.5 kg | 61 lb
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "HK Art Fair 2011" (via Red Gate Gallery )
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (collage & production coordination)

In "Beijing Penjing", a young woman—youthful and shimmering as if in the twilight, composed of programmed LEDs glowing through a layer of acrylic—swings freely from the branches of a penjing tree. Like a toy or doll, she is smaller than the dwarfed tree within a fantastical world like Lewis Carroll's Wonderland. This shrunken girl is the protagonist of her own adventure, but advanced: the rabbit hole through which performer Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 falls is one where her image is recorded on video, uploaded onto computer software, translated into pixilated representation, and finally transferred onto a computer chip to be displayed in a world of shrunken trees and oversized birds. Dressed in the uniform of revolutionaries, the young girl represents the unparalleled nature of island6's groundbreaking new media style. [Pete Bradt]

STATUS N/A (via Red Gate Gallery ). Private collection, Hong Kong.
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