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"Make It Rain" by Liu Dao "The Observer Effect" by Liu Dao "Speak On About the Spokes" by Liu Dao "Options" by Liu Dao "I Never Saw You Again" by Liu Dao "You're So Amazing" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Make It Rain" (求雨)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, teakwood frame, powered speakers
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
SIZE
103.5
103.5
7
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 9×RGB PH5-RGBV1.3(64x32)-16S-S3528-DQ / 150146014
• 1×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 90~264VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT12V@1.67A)
• 1×MWPLN30-20 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.45A / OUTPUT 20V@1.5A)
• 6×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• E3Z-D62 • Arduino Uno • HiVi S3WSE
WEIGHT
35.2
62.6
CRATE SIZE
114
114
19
EXPOSURE "Between Red Queens" at island6 Bund
Art On Paper 2016 with Tally Beck Contemporary
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor) • David Poppell (sound design) • Irmantas Bortnikas (video documentation)
BLURB

It sounds odd but, just in case you weren’t already aware, people can actually make it rain. It’s called cloud seeding and it was discovered by Vincent Schaefer in July of 1946. Cloud seeding is still not officially recognized as anything beyond quack-science by several large research organizations, but that doesn’t stop anyone from having a go. The People’s Republic of China operates the largest seeding operation in the world, blasting chemicals such as silver iodide, potassium iodide and dry ice into certain sections of the upper atmosphere where there are clouds between −7 and −20 °C (the sweet spot). I hope it’s true. I hope the next step is making storms. Maybe wars won’t be fought with guns and bombs 50 years from now, but with hurricanes. I’m sure there are plenty of perfectly splendid humanitarian uses for weather control... but that’s not how we'll use it. What fun would that be? [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, New York City. (via TBC)
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