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"Feast of the Nanking Cherry" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Feast of the Nanking Cherry" (山樱桃树的大餐)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, anodized stainless steel frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2010
SIZE 80×120×9 cm | 31.5×47×3.5 inches
TECH SPECS 4×MWLPV-60-5(IN100-240V-OUT5V/8A)+1×MWLPV-60-12(IN100-240V-OUT12V/5A)
WEIGHT ARTWORK WEIGHT: 46 kg | 101.4 lb + CRATE WEIGHT: 17 kg | 37.5 lb
EXPOSURE exhibited in "Absolute 0:00", "Garden of Autumn Vapours" and "Plugged In"
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Wang Dongma 王东马 (video animation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zane Mellupe (production direction) • Jean Le Guyader (production assistant)

"Feast of the Nanking Cherry" shows a black paper cut of a lone cherry tree on a sheet of Earth yellow rice paper. The traditional cut uses black to define the trunk, the top of its roots, the branches, the leaves, and the cherries that weigh the branches down. Lined up in brickwork formation, the panels of the rice paper have colors blending from yellows to browns, surrounding the tree and standing as a backdrop between its cherries and branches. Twinkling LED birds sway in the tree as symbols of 20th and 21st Century aspects of modern China that are coming to fruition and becoming regular fixtures in people’s homes. The birds are the electricity that is famously glowing brighter everyday in China’s infrastructural and cultural explosions, shining with a soft gratitude to the social additions and inventions that have carried the nation along the way, and looking forward to the country’s future.

STATUS N/A. Private collection, USA. (via TBC)
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