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"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 "Porcelain Sans Ceremony" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Bliss Assistance" (极乐助理)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016
SIZE
90
90
7
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 5×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 10×RGB P5(3528)-32x64-16S-75-15A (2014-12-28)/HG2016010405-100
WEIGHT
27
64.2
CRATE SIZE
102
102
28
EXPOSURE “Ten” at island6 Shanghai Main
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Eva (performance) • Michael Sedbon (animation & documentation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
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Oh the awful quagmire of happiness: the unassuming black hole that will swallow up anything you’re willing to throw into it.  Happiness expert Sonja Lyubomirsky has famously suggested that 50 percent of our happiness level is genetically determined, 10 percent comes from life circumstances /situation, the remaining 40 percent from, well… us, what we decide to do with ourselves everyday. Assuming that’s true, what can we do about that volatile 40%? It helps to make more money, but only up to a certain point. Once you make over roughly 100K (USD) per year, extra money really has no effect on your happiness level. You could also have more sex, that’s just an obvious one. You could eat better food, read good books, take naps. You could sing in the shower, plant and tend to a garden, be nice to other people. You could be religious which should help a lot with your terror management (ie, thoughts of mortality and your impending and inevitable death). You could find a better job, surround yourself with people you enjoy more. You could exercise, meditate, stretch, do yoga, listen to ambient music and audio recordings of beach noises. You could actually move to the beach.  You could start a family. Or you could just wait, happiness should come knocking.
[Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, San Francisco, CA.
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