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TITLE "Hushed Little Whispers of what's to Come" (窃窃私语)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) inches
TECH SPECS 4×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(5+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 25.3 kg | 55.8 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×15.5(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Silk to Bitcoin” at island6 Shanghai
Contemporary Istanbul 2014
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
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People just build and make so many things. Always have. All the warranty and assurances man can muster up won’t distract from the truth that nothing will be around for the long, long haul. More times than not though, things don’t fade all together at once. If you look long and hard you start to see that, although it looks like things all move at once like a landslide, there are plenty of rocks small and large that tumble first. Hushed little whispers of what’s to come. Always a gear in the machine that wears down before the others or a thread that goes first and threatens to unravel a whole cloth. So many things made at the dawn of modern man have held up, thus far, surprisingly well but it’s funny the little things that didn’t. Like a Roman aryballos or a Greek flask hardened by 2000 or more years of existence.  All the careful upkeep couldn’t stop their corks from turning into dust. What else is there to do but have an admiring look or two before the rest goes right along with it. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, London.
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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。