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"Nanjing Penjing" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Nanjing Penjing" (南京盆景)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 108(W)×108(H)×9(H) cm | 42.5(W)×42.5(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 6× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT ARTWORK WEIGHT: 43 kg | 95 lb + CRATE WEIGHT: 27.5 kg | 61 lb
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "HK Art Fair 2011" (via Red Gate Gallery )
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (collage & production coordination)

A sister piece to "Beijing Penjing", "Nanjing Penjing" shows the reverse side of performer Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 swinging alone on the branches of a penjing tree. The size-comparison between the swinging girl and the miniature tree creates a dreamlike sanctuary. The young girl is alone but not lonely, a friend to herself in her repetitive motions, above earthly pain, danger, or sorrow. Glimmering as a complex pattern of programmed lights, she is a mirage in moonlight that cannot be touched or harmed. The diverse talents of the island6 collective are shown plainly in Nanjing Penjing. A performer and choreographer work to create and film the scene; a programmer configures the presentation of correlating lights; skilled craftsmen complete a handmade computer that works for one purpose only: to beam this gentle artwork into the eyes of viewers around the world. [Pete Bradt]

STATUS N/A (via Red Gate Gallery ). Lotus Arts de Vivre Gallery's collection, Bangkok.
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