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"Zhuangzi's Butterflies" by Liu Dao "Dream Job" by Liu Dao "Turn Me ON" by Liu Dao "Jumping Silly" by Liu Dao "The Dog from the Other Room" by Liu Dao "The Art You See" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Zhuangzi's Butterflies" (庄周梦蝶)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2017
SIZE
102
102
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB P5-RGB(3528)-32X64-16S-75-15A / HG2016112316-100
WEIGHT
30.3
58.6
CRATE SIZE
115
115
18
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 (production supervisor & documentation) • Andras Gal (documentation)
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Zhuangzi once had a dream. He dreamt he was a butterfly, flying around as butterflies do, yet completely unaware of his humanness. When the philosopher woke up, he was once again himself and certain he’d only been dreaming. How could he know then if he had been a man dreaming he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was a man? He was taught early that there existed a perfect unity of all things, as everything was one with the Dao. According to his philosophy, there is no clear line between good and bad, dark and light, animals or human beings; instead, everything is a different aspect of the Dao. Living in harmony with the Dao means living in harmony with each other, as we are no different from any of the other living creatures around us. According to the butterfly, however, it is impossible and it would be a crazy idea to assume one can possibly be other than a butterfly. Falling into the chaotic world of mankind would only result in waiting to fall asleep again to reach that desired harmony. [Andras Gal]

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