"En Pointe" (足尖)
"En Pointe" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Every young ballerina’s nightmare is to be replaced by a robot replica of her once strong, beautiful and well-trained self. But it’s inevitable. We all know that it might be difficult to see our dreams being realized by someone else, even if that someone is us. The tragic fate of mankind. And if you are the one pondering… what if you had chosen that other path… stop thinking now! You know you’ve never become an artist because of the amount of practice, pain and perseverance required. Experience, we say, is the greatest asset. Is that so? Have you ever wanted to be a dancer? Ribs over the hips, working your way up to quarter, half, three-quarter and full pointe? Training your feet by doming, strengthening your relevé, the use of plié and how to work your feet in tendu again and again every day yet being destined to give up because your body wasn’t designed to make it? Yes, we were born to dream, and only few of us were made to live the dream. But with your new household robopliance now you can be anybody you want to be. Your future self is right here, only a touch away.
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2018
RGB LED display, one-way glass, Corian and teak frame
40(W)×40(H)×5.5(D) cm // 5.76 kg
TECH SPECS
• SLC SD Card
• 3×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 2×RGB P5(3528)-32x64-16S-75-15A (2014-12-28)
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
51(W)×51(H)×16(D) cm // 12.2 kg
EXPOSURE
The Geometry Of Binary Life” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
CREDITS
Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • András Gál (documentation & blurb)

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