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"Imago Cocoon" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Imago Cocoon" (成虫无安可)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016
SIZE
103
103
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD card
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB P5(3528)-32x64-16S-75-15A (2014-12-28) / HG2016051104-100
WEIGHT
31
57.3
CRATE SIZE
115
115
17
EXPOSURE “Fanatic Automatic” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • Ryan Nimmo (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (documentation & production supervisor)
BLURB

Any insect that goes through a metamorphosis has a final stage, otherwise known as an imago. For most, this means it’s the stage they are finally able to reproduce, fly, or generally engage in any other number of fun adult behaviors. A butterfly is in imago stage, there’s no further evolution or progression of its appearance or behavior.  Put simply, in imago, a species is whatever it is going to be. Nothing happening after that except the inevitable. Often it leaves its cocoon, or some version of its dried shell behind, clinging like an outdated relic to whatever surface it was when the change began. There is no phase after the imago, or if there is, it’s something we just don’t know about yet. Maybe we’ll find out when we get there. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Bangkok.
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