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TITLE "Then we Went Backwards" (退回后院)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
SIZE 42(W)×42(H)×7.5(D) cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
2×RGB P5 PH5-16S-E-HX

UNCRATED: 6.8 kg | 15 lb • CRATED: 14.5 kg | 32 lb


51(W)×51(H)×16(D) cm | 20(W)×20(H)×6.3(D) inches

EXPOSURE “Between Red Queens” at island6 Bund
SWAB Barcelona 2015 with Pantocrátor Gallery
“Released Beauty” at Zielinsky Gallery, in collaboration with Pantocrátor Gallery
CREDITS Xiao Pudding (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

Evolution and progression, having been stuck on hold for so long, decided to just go backwards. No one appeared to notice at first but each person knew- it was right in front of their faces. People suddenly became shorter and grew more hair everywhere; on their once bald heads and smooth faces and waxy chests. Their skulls expanded but brains shrunk and brows thickened. Technology in all forms became obsolete as not a soul could be summoned to operate the buttons. It happened again and again in waves until man found himself at the helm of nothing, fighting off natural selection just the same as the monkeys and the bees and the snails. They tried again and again to regain their place at the top but were simply too feeble and dumb. It was then, of course, that the dogs took control and reined supreme as rulers of the world, occupying our old empty buildings and houses and offices to build an empire of their own. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS Currently in Barcelona. Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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