"Fabulous Vegas-cum-Pachinko Neon" (神话般的维加斯帕金科氖灯)
"Fabulous Vegas-cum-Pachinko Neon"  by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
When a young Josh Baskin fed a coin into an usual antique arcade machine and made a wish to “be big”, he had no idea what was about to happen. Tom Hanks’ character in Big got everything he asked for thanks to Zoltar the fortune teller that day and the rest is history. That movie was made in 1988 and is just one example of a life-changing moment. Today, people all over the world experience those split seconds in their own ways. You could meet the man or woman of your dreams later this afternoon. Or have an important bit of news delivered tomorrow morning that you weren’t expecting. You could simply leave the house two minutes later one day and experience a whole different outcome than if you’d have left on time. It’s all a gamble. One big throw of the dice. While a pachinko game in Japan won’t change your life, they are certainly just as popular and attractive as the slot machines in Las Vegas or Macau. The mechanical devices are just as hypnotic as what the West would call a ‘fruit machine’ and offer as much escapism to the punter. They are also highly customizable allowing for owners and aficionados to express their creativity. The aim of the game is to capture as many balls as possible, which can then be exchanged for prizes so there’s no chance of getting rich from a pachinko. But don’t hate the player, hit the jackpot. You only get one life, it’s your chance to be big like Baskin. Let it all slot into place.
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2020
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, teak wood frame
102(W)×102(H)×5.5(D) cm // 31 kg
• 1×SLC SD Card
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB P5-2525(RGB20)-64×32-8S-M1 / D190733
115(W)×115(H)×18(D) cm // 58.6 kg
Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Owen 欧文 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Ryan Watson (blurb)
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