"Every Sixth Day Of The First Month" (正月初六)
"Every Sixth Day Of The First Month" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
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The nameless is the boundary of Heaven and Earth. The named is the mother of creation. - “Tao Te Ching”
Tian Yuan Di Fang (天圆地方), is a traditional philosophy that first appeared in the Chinese classic text “Tao Te Ching”. It literally means the sky was round and the earth was square. The concept became popular and heavily influenced the architecture of Chinese temples, with their square bases rooted to the ground and a circular or octagonal shape when viewed from above. Zengzi, one of Confucius’s disciples, had another theory - what the words truly implied is way more complex than a geographical description. The sky (round) and the earth (square) symbolize Yang (motion state) and Yin (stationary state). They balance and complement each other in Chinese philosophy. Thousands of years ago, as our ancestors looked upon the same sky we do now while standing firmly on Mother Earth, they sought the secrets of the universe and searched for the purpose of our existence. How exciting! At some point, we all have the experience of feeling deeply connected with something larger than ourselves. Personally, temples possess that kind of magic. They embody the wisdom and the faith carried by our ancestors in a mysterious yet obvious way. It celebrates life and all the inevitable forces that come with it. Now ladies, remember this when visiting temples. Find the perfect angle and strike a pose. After all, it’s your time to shine!
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2022
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, Vietnamese linen embedded in hand cast resin, teakwood frame
51(W)×51(H)×5.5(D) cm // 9.63 kg
• 1×SLC SD Card
• 3×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (2+1 spare)×RGB P4 1921-8S-HL3.0 / P4SWD211227-1241
66(W)×66(H)×21(D) cm //22.6 kg
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Weng Dongxiao 翁东晓 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (animation) • Camilla Zhao 赵莹 (blurb) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (blurb revision)
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