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"Swirls of Fluids" by Liu Dao

"Swirls of Fluids" (旋窝)

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Perspex, stainless steel structure
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 21(W)×126(H)×21(D) cm | 8.3(W)×49.6(H)×8.3(D) inches
TECH SPECS 1× MW LPV-60-5 + 2× MW LPV-100-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 21 kg | 46.3 lb • CRATED: 40.35 kg | 89 lb
CRATE SIZE 35(W)×143(H)×35(D) cm |13.8(W)×56.3(H)×13.8(D) inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in Scope Basel Art Fair 2011(via Tally Beck Contemporary)
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (performance) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Pete Bradt (choreographer) • Clare Jacobson (production assistant) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination)

The human body is almost 75% water. Our Earth is 70.78% covered with water. In the primordial soup, amino acids interacted in chemical reactions that led to the beginning of life on Earth. Water is essential to life, and yet we are rarely cognizant of the fundamentally vital role it plays. In "Swirls of Fluids", a young man freestyles through a sun-warmed lake on Nanjing’s Zi Jin Shan, luxuriating in the cocooning safety of its waters, taking comfort in its soothing caresses. A companion piece to "Aima Under The Water", Liu Dao has created a paean to the wondrous liquid that gives us life, pleasure and beauty. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

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