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"Nvwa" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Nvwa" (女娲)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 42(W)×42(H)×8(D) cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3.1(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)

UNCRATED: 7 kg | 15.4 lb • CRATED: 14.5 kg | 47.4 lb

EXPOSURE Exhibited in SHContemporary 2011 & "Far Beyond the Firewall"
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance) • Pete Bradt (film & choreography) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance)

The heavens are anything but static, and the gods are anything but dull. Just because the Songs of Chu (楚辞) are from 2200 years ago, it does not mean the gods mentioned therein do not still live today. Nvwa, goddess of marriage and music, once remodeled the entire heavens using five-colored stones in the ancient poetry of Qu Yuan (屈原); then in the 21st century, she came to viewers at island6, Shanghai, in a vision made of three-colored diodes on the walls. A thousand years ago, in The Four Great Books of Song (宋四大书), Nvwa reminded scholars of the Song Dynasty that it was her love of love that beseeched the other gods to allow her to implement marriage and childbearing, long before the earth and sky were fully separated. Then in Nvwa, the 2011 multimedia piece from island6, the goddess possessed the joyful dances of performance artist Yeung Sin Ching (杨倩菁) to show that in as many forms – orated myths, written poems, calibrated LED animations – her face may be forever changing, but her song and dance will always keep the heavens alive on earth. [Pete Bradt]

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