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TITLE "Water Tank Rhapsody" (水箱狂想曲)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2017
SIZE
230.8
25
7
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V@8A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (7+1 spare)×RGB P5-RGB(3528)-32X64-16S-75-15A / HG2016051104-100 & HG2016060901-100
WEIGHT
24.6
49.3
CRATE SIZE
250
40
21
EXPOSURE “Fanatic Automatic” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (video & production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • András Gál (documentation)
BLURB

Goldfish don’t mate like mammals, but join a week-long chase. When the moment is ripe and the temperature feels just warm enough, the male goldfish has an irresistible urge to go after the female one. The only way to tell which one is male or female is to see which one is chasing which. He would chase her around and around in the fish tank until she is tired enough and gives up. Once he catches her, he nips at her tail and fins, and rubs his body against her until she releases her eggs. Running around like crazy in the spring… sounds a lot like love. It’s exhausting, can be hopeless and sometimes becomes violent. The only thing is, after the eggs are laid, the couple doesn’t just go to sleep, they begin eating up excess newborns, afraid the new abundance might upset some unspoken underwater equilibrium in their underwater kingdom. Knowing this, it seems a bit odd, then, that goldfish are favored as wedding gifts in China, symbolizing luck and abundance. [András Gál]

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island6 is a philanthropic project founded by artists and managed by devoted creative 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, 由创作人员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。