"Butterfly Menace" (蝴蝶威胁)
"Butterfly Menace" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
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Contemporary artist Jennifer Angus uses collected insect carcasses from all over the world to create elaborate scenes and geometric patterns on colored walls. Her collection of over 30,000 insects includes cicadas, beetles, weevils, and more. There is one insect, however, that she specifically avoids: butterflies. Some might describe her project as macabre, but Angus would maintain that her artwork sheds light on the beauty of a section of the ecosystem that is so often demonized. Butterflies, according to Angus, are beautiful to everyone and therefore need no representation. I respectfully disagree. Butterflies are the most vile creatures on the planet. With one flap of their sadistic wings, entire civilizations can crumble and fall. Have you heard of chaos theory? Butterflies seem to be behind it all. The worst part is that they’ve evolved perfectly alongside humans to be pleasing to our eyes. So, what do we do to fight the butterfly menace? We love them. We write poems and make Shuimohua paintings of them. Have they won?
STATUS
SOLD. Private collection, London.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2019
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, paper collage, teakwood frame
52(W)×52(H)×5.5(D) cm // 8.55 kg
TECH SPECS
• SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 3×RGB P4-L830-8S-1921V3.5 / D180188
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
65(W)×65(H)×18.5(D) cm // 21.5 kg
EXPOSURE
Fathers Of My Father” at island6 Shanghai Main Space​​​​​​​
CREDITS
Lu Xiao Tian 陆晓添 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • András Gál (documentation) • Carlin Reinig (blurb)
CLOSE-UPS
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