"Larger Than Life" (大于生活)
"Larger Than Life" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Fame must be a strange experience. To suddenly see your own face plastered everywhere, larger than life, has to be at once incredible and frightening. Becoming famous is oftentimes a lot of luck, with a piece of writing or a performance resonating in unexpected ways with the audience. For an artist who recently gained acclaim, it can be a heady and ego-inflating process. Once established, the artist and the artist’s perspective is forever altered. Creating can become even more high-stakes as they strive to maintain the lifestyle they have fashioned, and also keep their own self-image intact through the rise. It’s not uncommon for artists famous in their own lifetimes become loudly political. Just look at the content arc of some of the great, medium-defining modern artists such as Andy Warhol or Robert Arneson. What started as a need to produce work turned into a need to use the platform for something bigger than themselves. Today, we can see similar trends on the WeChat stories of many well-known writers, artists, and especially actors. It almost makes you wonder whether fame brings a sense of responsibility, or just a need to be seen and heard.
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2019
TFT display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, CCD camera, teakwood frame
88(W)×88(H)×6.5(D) cm // 24.5 kg
TECH SPECS
• 1/3" Sony SUPER HAD II CCD (HS1177) with OSD, 600TVL, 10 mm lens (INPUT DC5~22V)
• 19" TFT LCD display with LED backlight - TKUN JT1900-HD (INPUT 12V 4A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 1×M120400P911 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 12VDC@4A)​​​​​​​
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
103(W)×103(H)×20(D) cm // 53.5 kg
EXPOSURE
Fathers Of My Father” at island6 Shanghai Main Space​​​​​​​
CREDITS
Wang Tie Zhong 王铁中 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Irmantas Bortnikas (documentation) • Carlin Reinig (blurb)

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