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TITLE "Everything Eventually Starts to Feel Like an Old Friend" (一见如故)
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
52
52
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 2×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (1+1 spare)×RGB P4-64*32-V1.0 (HG2016080505-100)
WEIGHT
8.3
19
CRATE SIZE
63
63
18
EXPOSURE "Wallism" at island6 ShGarden
"erutuF" at WhyWhyArt
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • Diana B. Pagenhardt (performance)
BLURB

In 2005, the government began a nationwide surveillance initiative called “Skynet,” which is also the name of the fictional global computer system in Terminator that eventually enslaves mankind. There was no apparent sense of irony. It is not uncommon to see clusters of brandless cameras grouped on street corners like gaggles of gawking schoolgirls. These pillars of surveillance were once the object of harsh scrutiny. As time wore on, the youth who grew upon tape became sarcastically passive to the constant monitoring. “No one even watches those, they just film and no one watches. What idiot.”
I can’t confirm that anyone was ever meant to watch. The uniforms who installed the cameras may have intended them as the objects of observation rather than the tools. Who doesn’t behave different when potentially recorded? If all it takes is a camera to stop you from announcing your fury to the public world, then one only need to install more cameras. You’ll stop altogether at some point. And that’s the genius – they’ve already begun. [August Rick]

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