"ALIENS" (外星人)
"ALIENS" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos said, “Knowledge is the currency of the universe,” and how right he was. But now, we live in an age of post-knowledge. In these post-information times, some suggest that we live in an era of personality, where charisma and gusto can get you anywhere regardless of the truth of what you’re doing or why (and all of this with the world’s knowledge at our fingertips!). Today it can seem obvious that the man matters more than his view, and his wallet more still. Yet others believe that this is an era of experiences. In this experience age, it becomes more important to show rather than to tell. The rise of emojis, stickers, and entire social media platforms dedicated to personal photographs is exemplary of this. Perhaps we’ve inherited a blend of these two worlds. Maybe our epoch will be defined by egos presenting and misrepresenting their experiences, creating space invaders of a different sort. This is most observable in the types of television shows that cropped up in the early 2010s, when we moved away from documentaries and riveting dramas, and toward a sort of pseudoscientific, conspiracy-theory-driven media. A bunch of malarkey!
SOLD. Private collection, Hellerup, Denmark.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2018
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, paper collage, teakwood frame
102.5(W)×102.5(H)×5.5(D) cm // 33.3 kg
• SLC SD Card
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 6×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 12×RGB P5-2727(6)-64×32-8S-HL3.0 / D180218
115(W)×115(H)×18(D) cm // 58.6 kg
Fathers Of My Father” at island6 Shanghai Main Space​​​​​​​
Owen 欧文 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction and animation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Iris Gardener (documentation) • Carlin Reinig (blurb)
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