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"The Treachery of Trompe l'œil" by Liu Dao "Evening at the Library" by Liu Dao "Macau Road #660" by Liu Dao "Shanghai Fragments" by Liu Dao "Walled Island" by Liu Dao "My Gift to You" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "The Treachery of Trompe l'œil" (视觉陷阱的背叛)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016
SIZE
103
103
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD card
• 6×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 12×RGB P5(3528)-32x64-16S-75-15A (2014-12-28) / HG2016060901-100
WEIGHT
32.3
64
CRATE SIZE
117
117
21
EXPOSURE “Fanatic Automatic” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (documentation & production supervisor)
BLURB

Perhaps if these hummingbirds had a finer appreciation for the arts, they would be familiar with the works of René Magritte. The Belgian surrealist painter is known for his work titled The Treachery of Images A.K.A This Is Not A Pipe. At first, you might think that’s a bit crazy, but what happens if you try to stuff his pipe with your finest tobacco? Well, then you’d just have a picture covered in tobacco. Perhaps if you rolled it up, you’d have the world’s most expensive hand-rolled cigarette. Or you could simply paint some tobacco à la trompe-l’œil and become a hit in the world of realism. These birds might even try to smoke it. Are these hummingbirds simply fooled or is there something else at work here? Unless these hummingbirds are experiencing synesthesia, all they’ll be tasting is fine china. [Mychaelangelo Norkus]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery 's Collection, Hong Kong.
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