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"Cai Lunís Triumph" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Cai Lun’s Triumph" (蔡倫胜利)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, paper collage, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×9(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3.5(D) inches
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
(10+1 spare)×RGB P7.62 HC-P7-62-006
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 30 kg | 66 lb • CRATED: 54 kg | 119 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×20(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×8(D) inches
EXPOSURE "The Beauty Of Xiao Yao" at Lotus Arts de Vivre (Bangkok)
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

Cai Lun 蔡倫, couldn’t possibly comprehend the gravity of what was before him. He held up his invention, a thin piece of paper, and wondered at its fragility yet durability. It lay there blank, waiting to feel some ink on its smooth finish.
Known as one of the four great Chinese inventions, paper’s 1,908 year old existence has shaped human civilisation through its ability to provide a canvas for great works of art and literature. Having drastically changed the face of the planet in the scope of vast deforestation, people now cry out for greener, cleaner ideals.  But Cai Lun's triumphant endeavour, exemplified through the art of Chinese Papercut Jian Zhi 剪纸, will never be forgotten.
Like the flutter of a wing, inconstant time flickers through instant change and as ideals resign themselves to slow metamorphosis, the beauty of the past still shines against the brightness of the future. [Cecilia Garcia]

STATUS N/A. Lotus Arts de Vivre's collection.
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