"Lagniappe Delights" (闲情乐事)
"Lagniappe Delights"  by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
BLURB
“We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences” -Nikola Tesla
Wardenclyffe Tower once stood at 187-feet high in the center of 200 acres of land in Shoreham, Long Island. The steel pillar was a dream coming to fruition for Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla. Tesla’s idea was both speculative and revolutionary! Free electrical power to the entire world! A global, wireless system for communication and energy using a network of towers around the globe. Electric power would be ubiquitous. The project would prove difficult, Tesla’s grand vision quickly exceeded his resources and he lost patrons. The unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower, standing like a relic of a brilliant idea, was demolished in 1917. A huge defeat but this wouldn’t be the end of the bright inventor. In 1931, he made the cover of Time magazine, which featured his illustrious creations. You see, life will try to shock you in more ways than one, but it’s up to you to keep the current flowing. There’s a Chinese proverb that goes, “water drops pierce stone” (水滴石穿), meaning perseverance is key to having that “eureka!” moment.
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2022
TFT display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, media player, teakwood frame
46(W)×65(H)×5.5(D) cm // 9.45 kg
TECH SPECS
• 1×SLC MICRO SD Card
• 1×LS424 media player • E3Z-D62 • Arduino Uno
• 8" TFT LCD display with LED backlight - GDNHD156AU-GTH080IA
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A) 
• 2×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 90~264VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT12V@1.67A)​​​​​​​
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
61(W)×80(H)×20(D) cm // 26 kg
EXPOSURE
The Freaky Deaky island6 Circus Show” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS
Gao Lei 高磊 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Camilla Zhao 赵莹 (performance) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (blurb) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation)
CLOSE-UPS
BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO
VIDEO

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