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"Electro-graphic Night" by Liu Dao "Blue Dream Quilt" by Liu Dao "Remains of Future" by Liu Dao "Bicycle Kingdom" by Liu Dao "Crosscourt Meditation" by Liu Dao "Omawari-San" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Electro-graphic Night" (辉煌与灿烂的市夜)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglas, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2017
SIZE
102
102
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 5×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (9+1 spare)×RGB P5-16S-64X32 / HG2017050303-100
WEIGHT
30.3
58.6
CRATE SIZE
115
115
18
EXPOSURE “The Geometry Of Binary Life” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor & documentation) • András Gál (documentation)
BLURB

After I left the noodle shop the night switched ON the city I had been looking for. Like magic, the shapes of reality around me slowly evaporated into the darkness, as if nothing had really been there all along. I imagined glass tubes being manufactured and filled with neon and argon gas to shine in red and blue once electrified while black LED walls were waking up. Tom Wolfe calls it electro-graphic architecture, when instead of becoming invisible, the urban landscape changes for the evening. Floodlit buildings become landmarks in the darkness, but they really are just nocturnal spectacles, ephemeral outlines of shop signs and advertisements. Still, this is what I was looking for. This other Tokyo. The gaming arcades, bars, and hotels at the Kabukicho or Akihabara districts would never vanish. Restaurants, gas stations, and theaters want to stand out, but instead, they become the crowd. Yet, it’s not about popularity anymore. It’s fighting against disappearance, even if always only for a night. [András Gál]

STATUS Reserved
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