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"The Garden Beneath The Streetlights"

Nature in its glory is abundant, bountiful and giving. Yet, in our urban haze, we forget the lushness of the living and growing world around us. We don't see the eco-systems that thrive around carparks. We step over food chains that weave amongst the cracks of pavements. Everyday, we somehow miss creatures great and small which dance their unseen waltzes in hidden corners of our crazy cities.

But now and then we may come upon an oasis, a precious space that rejuvenates us with both physical and spiritual calm. In their first-ever New Zealand show, the island6 art collective (Liu Dao) reach out from the urban maze of Shanghai to the sparkling green of Auckland to reconnect with the living earth. The electronic art collective melds images of nature with animations of contemporaneity, delighting in the pixelated playground of virtual reality, where LED swallows flutter over digitally-recreated cornfields. Featuring LEDs, video, photography and sculpture, island6 fashions a world that is impelled by technology, but inspired by life.

island6's electrifying six-year love affair with the digital world reminds us that the daily thump-thump-thump that echoesaround us is not just the footfalls of a million hurrying people, but also the beating of our own hearts.

"The Garden Beneath The Streetlights" at Bath Street Gallery
 
"The Garden Beneath The Streetlights"
街灯下的花园
Auckland Arts Festival, 2013
DATES From March 6th to March 30th 2013
PREVIEW March 4th from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
ORGANIZATION Bath Street Gallery
COORDINATION Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳, Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁, Leela Shanker, Alexia Kalteis, Guan Yan 官彦, Thomas Charvériat, Fabrice Amzel
VENUE Bath Street Gallery, 43 Bath Street, Parnell, Auckland
VIDEO Video Making Of by Fabrice Amzel with a soundtrack by David Keohane
ARTISTS

island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛)

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island6 (Liu Dao), the Shanghai-based art collective, explores our natural world through multimedia installations. (read more >>>)

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island6 is a philanthropic project founded by artists and managed by voluntary staff. The spirit & driving force behind all of island6's works and art-forward exhibitions is collaboration.
六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由志愿者管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。