"Vaseball" (瓶球)
"Vaseball" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Legend has it that sometime in the 5th century when General Shi Qiu and his troops were surrounded by the forces of the Four Kingdoms a new game was made. Being held captive in his palace’s porcelain manufactory there was only one thing he could do. Make porcelain. Some generals are calligraphers, some are poets. Shi Qiu was a master of vases. He had always been looking for the perfect material, shape and color. He would paint vases without rest while his troops were busy keeping the enemy out. But when everything was lost he suddenly stopped. His subordinates were shaking with fear. “Now, let’s play” he said. He picked up one of the vases, threw it up in the air and smashed it with a stick. “Yeah!” he screamed. “Give me more of that!” He ordered them to bring him the most beautiful ones in his collection. He smashed each vase one by one, until he noticed one that was different. Everybody was silent. He looked at the soldiers. “This one will do.” He threw it up and hit it so hard that the little porcelain ball flew away with enormous power. “Yes”, he whispered, “now this was something worth living for!”
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2018
Ceramic balls, steel structure, padlocks
30(W)×30H)×30(D) cm // 20 kg
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
44(W)×44(H)×44(D) cm // 30 kg
EXPOSURE
• “The Geometry Of Binary Life” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS
Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Zhang Deng 张登 (technical realization) • András Gál (blurb) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Irmantas Bortnikas (documentation)

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