"Behemoth" (贝希摩斯)
"Behemoth"  by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
“How about a dinner later tonight? Nah, I don’t have much time, I have to feed the mouse.” Or: “I’m sorry, the mouse is on the treadmill. Can’t waste that energy.” Maybe: “Oh, I’ve just sweetened up my meal, can we make it another day?” We’ve all encountered such excuses. Indeed, mechanized motion has changed our lives. Ever since the first human realized the only solution to hunger was through work, we relentlessly want to make others do that instead of us. Be them slaves, employees or machines, they are all driven by energy extracted from other sources, hence we have to feed them, pay them or plug them in. If only we had machines that operate indefinitely in perpetual motion. Imagine if Naum Gabo constructed the world or Alexander Calder had written the Holy Bible. The perspectives were unlimited, and space was a boundless playground. What would be the excuse in such rhythmic world? Would you have infinite energy to meet all the expectations from others or would gravity still try to pull you down?
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2019
RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙) on Plexiglass, paper collage, teakwood frame
102(W)×102(H)×5.5(D) cm // 29.8 kg
• SLC SD Card
• 2×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 4×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (9+1 spare)×RGB P5-2525-8S-HL1.0 / D180648
116(W)×116(H)×20(D) cm // 65.5 kg
Who Needs Men Anyway?” at island6 Shanghai Main Space​​​​​​​
Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • András Gál (blurb) • Carlin Reinig (blurb & documentation)

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