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"Shanghai Lights" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Shanghai Lights" (夜;上海)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, paper collage, black stained yellow willow woodframe
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2010
SIZE 107×107×8 cm | 42×42×3 inches
TECH SPECS 4× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
EXPOSURE exhibited in "Libido, Mortido" & "The Light Fantastic" at Louis Vuitton Cultural Space
CREDITS Xiao Wang (performance) • Wang Dongma 王东马 (video animation) • Zhang Deli 张德丽 (paper collage) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zane Mellupe (art direction)
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Given the freedom to paint our very own dreams from the age of early childhood, most dreamers have a love to create. Our curiosity for the working world of mommas and papas who put on professional clothes and save the day only seems to grow with the passing of age. Oh, to decorate our visions in fairy-tales of brave firefighters and adventurous entrepreneurs! These are our dreams, and they shine brightly like a city adorned in magical lights. This is a city of growth and prospect.
Like the precious girl here, so small, who creates hope for the masses by switching on bright lights of opportunity, we also have a strange and unique power to tap into a network of raw force. The odd thing about our dreams is that we can either influence the world with aspirations of hope and love, or to we can leave the ever-growing population disturbed by our own ‘light pollution.’ Far too often it seems, we end up trampling the growth of another dreamer in order to adorn our own path for a chance at success.
Like the innocence of childhood, I yearn for a light that switches on hope. That, I believe, is the beauty of "Shanghai Lights". [Kristen Delaney]

STATUS N/A (via Red Gate Gallery). Private collection, Taipei.
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