"Air-Dried Chicken Thigh" (精华鸡腿)
"Air-Dried Chicken Thigh" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
BLURB
Greek legend Sisyphus is condemned by the gods to repeatedly push a boulder up a hill, only for it to roll back down upon reaching the summit. For eternity, our dear friend must continue the ridiculous humdrum task while stuck in the underworld. It's the ultimate hopeless struggle. However not all is lost! For French philosopher Albert Camus uses this Greek myth to explain his philosophy of the absurd (the “absurd” being the futile quest for meaning in this life). We are not told how Sisyphus deals with his punishment; we can only imagine the anger and exasperation building inside! Camus, on the other hand suggests this fate is dreadful only when continuing to hope for something that cannot be. The moment Sisyphus accepts the absurdity of his fate he becomes free. Like a funambulist on a tightrope, there’s only one direction to head towards. In this way happiness and the absurd are closely linked. With full honest acknowledgement comes an acceptance of our life and fate. There is no hope, life is simply what we make of it. Camus concludes: “One must imagine Sisyphus happy”, and he’s right, we must.
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2021
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, teak wood frame
65(W)×46(H)×5.5(D) cm // 9.6 kg
TECH SPECS
• 1×SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (3+1 spare)×RGB P4-1921-64X32-8S-M3 / SWP4210114MGJF-0490/196
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
81(W)×61(H)×22(D) cm // 21 kg
EXPOSURE
Full Throttle Ahead” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS
Wang Chuanwen 王传文 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (performance & blurb)​​​​​​​
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