"223 Qiaojia Lu" (乔家路223号)
"223 Qiaojia Lu" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
What’s it like living in a box? Depends on who you ask. “Schrödinger's cat” is a thought experiment in which a hypothetical cat placed inside a sealed box with poison is simultaneously both alive and dead. It isn’t until an observer opens said box that we get a definitive answer. This ability to be in multiple states at the same time is known as quantum superposition. And in a way aren’t we all a tad bit like the cat, wandering aimlessly in between states... happy, confused, bathing, cleaning, reading, living. The inhabitants of 223 Qiao Jia Lu occupy these boxes unaware of the world beyond. Who is watching them play through the windows? In a related thought experiment, physicist Eugene Wigner wanted to take things a step further. Known as “Wigner’s friend”, this experiment would show how the strange nature of the universe allows two participants to experience disparate, clashing realities. Let’s say Wigner’s friend is observing this box, opens it, and records his findings. Now imagine Wigner standing outside the room, peeking through a window, unaware of the results and unable to interact with the box. Without this information, the laws of quantum mechanics force Wigner to assume the cat is in superposition. These two observers are experiencing two realities from the same event. This experiment begs the question, is observation inherently flawed? Take a gander at the many stories taking place in 223 Qiao Jia Lu. What do you see?
STATUS
SOLD. Private collection, Shanghai.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2022
TFT display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, media player, teakwood frame
51(W)×51(H)×6.5(D) cm // 10.8 kg
TECH SPECS
• 1×SLC MICRO SD Card
• 1×LS424 media player
• 15" TFT LCD display with LED backlight - TKUN JT1500-HD (INPUT 12V 4A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 1×ADP-48D12 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.5A / OUTPUT 12VDC@4A)
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
65(W)×65(H)×20(D) cm //23.5 kg
EXPOSURE
The Freaky Deaky island6 Circus Show” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS
Dong Zhe 董哲 (painting) • Camilla Zhao 赵莹 (art direction & performance) • Aline Hui 许桑淇 (art direction & performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (performance & blurb)
CLOSE-UPS
BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO
VIDEO

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