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"Invisible Friend" by Liu Dao "Attention Induced Observant Euphoria" by Liu Dao "What Lies Beyond the Wall" by Liu Dao "Electro-graphic Night" by Liu Dao "Blue Dream Quilt" by Liu Dao "Remains of Future" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Invisible Friend" (无形朋友)
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
52
52
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 3×RGB P4-64*32-V1.0 (HG2017031610-100)
WEIGHT
9.36
19.26
CRATE SIZE
66
66
21.9
EXPOSURE “The Geometry Of Binary Life” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Zoé Charvériat-Young 杨素儿 (performance) • Ryan Nimmo (painting) • Owen 欧文 (painting assistant) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • András Gál (documentation)
BLURB

When it comes to automation and high-tech robotics we tend to worry about robots taking over our jobs and the resulting unemployment. We worry about AIs becoming more intelligent than people, taking over, wiping us out… but before all that, we would, of course, have to deal with sorting out their rights and living with them in equality. But we all know that robots have already been taking over. Yet, there is not a single trace of them in our lives. They are not sweeping the streets, we are. They are not cooking for us, we are. They are seemingly nowhere, but they do exist. The question is not whether we can tell the difference, but if we can see them at all. They control what we can have access to or use on the internet and they oversee how we communicate with each other. Soon they will be the ones deciding who gets hired or fired. They are just as invisible as the ghosts that the Chinese believe we should only be careful of once a year, during a ghost festival when they would even dare to steal our clothes. And who knows. Maybe that’s when tradition finally meets modernity. [András Gál]

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