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"Laughing Fit" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Laughing Fit" (笑死了)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, anodized stainless steel frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2010
SIZE 59×59×6 cm | 23×23×2.3 inches
TECH SPECS 4× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT ARTWORK WEIGHT: 15 kg | 33 lb + CRATE WEIGHT: 9.5 kg | 21 lb
EXPOSURE --
CREDITS Linda & Jean (performance) • Jean Le Guyader (art direction) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader & Wang Dongma 王东马 (video animation)
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"Laughing Fit" is double-portrait of a two young people trapped in an endless laughing fit. Just in the way people exist in separate bodies, the figures exist in different LED networks and frames, yet their connection transcends mere circuitry.
The work mimics our mechanical quirks through mechanical quirkiness, makes the regrettable forgettable, and belittles the network of electrical dependency that entwines itself with the network of our human relationships.
In the state of laughing we are perhaps at our most human moment, for beneath the layers of carefully chosen outfits and grooming procedures and etiquette drills, we are mammalian, impulsive, convulsive, and in events soliciting emotion laughter should be deemed an error in our cognitive unraveling, a meltdown, a certified hilarious malfunction that is shared, as in the two faces of "Laughing Fit".
Liu Dao’s modes of art turn the cold, perfunctory characteristics of technology into playful, animate, and interactive beings. The group’s works are often captivating, often electrical, and often using laughter as the power source. Liu Dao takes the inner strengths within many and unites them to form a human battery on the face of the planet, charged and lit. [Pete Bradt]

STATUS N/A. Public collection, Beijing.
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island6 is a philanthropic project founded by artists and managed by devoted creative staff. The spirit & driving force behind all of island6's works and art-forward exhibitions is collaboration.
六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由创作人员管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。