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"Sacred Fragility" by Liu Dao "Doo-ahDoo-ahDoo-ah" by Liu Dao "The Many Mes Swimming Together" by Liu Dao "The Secret Life of Fang Shiyu" by Liu Dao "Down the Stream" by Liu Dao "Stop By" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Sacred Fragility" (神圣的脆弱)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016
SIZE
103
103
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD card
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB P5(3528)-32x64-16S-75-15A (2014-12-28) / HG2016051104-100
WEIGHT
31.4
58.3
CRATE SIZE
114.5
114.5
17
EXPOSURE “Fanatic Automatic” at island6 Main Space
“Tales of the Girl with the Blue Wig” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance & production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance)
BLURB

How you turn a building with whitewashed walls into heaven and their potteries into impayable artworks is magic, but it happens every time you enter the museum. It happens in your brain, of course, as you trust the century-old edifice claiming what’s inside is somehow sacred. As the number of Ming vases is decreasing, their importance is increasing. Scattered and irrelevant pottery grow over the caretaker. Being inadvertent becomes the highest risk of destroying a fragment of memory. Her daily routine of making sure it remains timeless and untouched forever is preserving an illusion of our past. And facing this past we are full of questions. What is the original story this vase used to be part of? What in our life is going to be as important as it is? How can anything be so lucky to have the chance to represent history? How can all the meaningless fragments altogether still constitute some kind of meaning? And what’s scarier than remembering a past that never existed? [Andras Gal]

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