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TITLE "Botany and Introspection" (植物学与内省)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
SIZE
48
67
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 2×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 2×RGB PH5-RGBV1.3(64x32)-16S-S3528-DQ / 150416014-16
WEIGHT
9.6
21.8
CRATE SIZE
60
79
19
EXPOSURE “Noir Blanc” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
CREDITS Ryan Nimmo (painting & video assistant) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, video animation & technical guidance) • Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance & production supervisor)
BLURB

I started out as little white bricks 白墩子 and as time went on I took shape and color. Things got hot for a bit but when they cooled off I found myself brand spankin' new and shiny to boot. Damn I look good. Unfortunately I lack any kind of sexuality to exert my prowess upon so I'm stuck hanging out with quieter company. At least I've got time to think. I start reflecting on that old Daoist classic, The Secret of the Golden Flower 太乙金华宗旨 and the steps to inner alchemy 内丹术. It gives us only three steps for meditation. Sit. Breathe. Contemplate. We must do this for one hundred days− the gathering of the light−before we can move on to higher awareness. Sit. Breathe. Contemplate. Only then can we see our little white bricks turn into golden flowers. [Jackson McHugh]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Shanghai/Tokyo.
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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。