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"Jumping Silly" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Jumping Silly" (跳的真痛快)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2017
SIZE
41
41
5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 3×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 2×RGB P5(3528)-32x64-16S-75-15A (2014-12-28)
WEIGHT
5.76
12.2
CRATE SIZE
51
51
16
EXPOSURE “Tales of the Girl with the Blue Wig” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance & production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (animation & technical guidance) • Andras Gal (documentation)
BLURB

We all want what we can’t get, but perversely, we keep getting the things we don’t want. This then sets off another hopeless cycle of desire and disappointment. Buddhist philosophy cautions against this pathetic state of affairs – if we want to avoid a Sisyphean fate, we must rid ourselves of our constant yearning and attachment. But – here’s a disturbing thought – what if we should try and fail? In that case, would wanting not to want then become another thing we want but can't get? Liu Dao finds poetry and humor in our lamentable human condition. Perhaps the only silliness in our relentless jumping, reaching, clawing and striving is that we have not yet learnt to do it with a wry smile, a cocked eyebrow and a c’est la vie shrug. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Tours (France).
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