"Ding Ding Tram" (叮叮电车)
"Ding Ding Tram"  by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
The year is 1974. The location? Around 1,300 feet above New York City. French high-wire artist Philippe Petit is preparing a walk along a cable fixed between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Why? More like why not? He’s come a long way from the streets of Paris where he juggled for a living and entertained crowds by wire walking in the City of Light. It wasn’t a bad gig. It paid the bills (for a while until he got evicted). But it wasn’t the gig. That moment in life when everything comes together and slots into place. Up there on that makeshift tightrope, Petit found his calling. Today, millions of Asians live with their heads and hearts in the sky too. High-rise buildings form the silhouettes of major cities from Singapore to Seoul, Tianjin to Tokyo. Hong Kong is no different. People lead double lives both way up high and down on the ground. Whether it’s by dishing up street food from noon to night or sweeping the roads of yesterday’s dust, each person plays a part in keeping it all moving. There’s no job too small. But what becomes of their dreams up in those high risers at the end of the day? Surely there’s more to life than working your fingers to the bone on the ground below. At what point do you reach your limit and say enough is enough? Surely the cycle is there to be broken. Just for the record, Petit originally gained fame for his high-wire walk a little closer to home between the twin towers of Notre Dame Cathedral. Your dream doesn’t have to be a headline-grabbing physical feat though. There are heroes on many levels and it’s a fine line.
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2020
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, Indonesian Merbau wood frame
120(W)×120(H)×5.5(D) cm // 46 kg
• 1×SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV-60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V@8A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (12+1 spare)×RGB P5-1921-8S- HL1.0 / G203415S
135(W)×135(H)×21(D) cm // 86.5 kg
Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Wang Tie Zhong 王铁中 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Ryan Watson (blurb)

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