"Higher Stakes" (博者无他)
"Higher Stakes" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Think of a sphere. If we each drew a spherical shape, for example a circus ball, on a piece of paper, our pictures are likely to be imperfect. Colors, size, angles etc. In Plato’s world, this spherical shape resides in the physical realm, when ultimate reality exists beyond. The Theory of Forms is a philosophical concept which explains these two worlds, the physical and spiritual. In this physical world is all the material stuff we see and interact with, it’s constantly changing and flawed. It’s not real or true, consider the chair you’re balancing on, it’s an inferior version of the perfect idea of a chair. Plato called this perfect ideal the Forms, the non-physical essence of all things like beauty, roundness, blueness, or goodness. There is a Form for everything in existence from balancing elephants to juggling monkeys. The physical realm is only a flawed echo of imitations and copies. Behind this unreliable world is the spiritual realm, or Realm of Forms. A world of permanence and reliability. The stakes are higher but in perfect symmetry and harmony. As it should be.
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2022
RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙) on Plexiglass, Vietnamese linen embedded in hand cast resin, teakwood frame
46(W)×65(H)×5.5(D) cm // 10.6 kg
TECH SPECS
• 1×SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (3+1 spare)×RGB P4-1921-8S-HL3.0
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
61(W)×80(H)×20(D) cm //26 kg
EXPOSURE
The Freaky Deaky island6 Circus Show” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS
Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Nick Hersey (illustration) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (animation) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (blurb)
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