"Ming, Qing, and Song" (明、清和宋)
"Ming, Qing, and Song" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Mid-life crisis. Yes, we can get it when we are 39, 72, or even 18. Worrying about the future and everything we’ve created. The main problem with us creators is we so desperately search for others to appreciate what we have, and at the same time, we fear departing from the things we make. The more we live, the more products we accumulate. These objects, however, represent nothing but our thoughts and inner feelings that stop existing without us. When we die, only the objects remain, waiting to be understood again like the vestiges of civilization after an apocalypse. If anyone can make sense of them at all. Yet, misunderstanding is a kind of understanding as well. Aliens pondering upon our abandoned infrastructures and appreciating them for the aesthetic value of concrete and metal, the misreading of traditional Chinese characters because we are so used to the simplified ones – it’s all about the lost visage of the source. Our fear of – not afterlife, but – life after life is the uncertainty regarding the loss of context. But there is always one, even if we would certainly misunderstand it.
SOLD. Private collection, Munich.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2016-2018
RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, Corian and teakwood frame
102.5(W)×102.5(H)×5.5(D) cm // 36.6 kg
• SLC SD Card
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 6×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 12×P5-2727(6)-64×32-8S-HL3.0 / D180218​​​​​​​
115(W)×115(H)×18(D) cm // 69.2 kg
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Ryan Nimmo (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance & production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • András Gál (documentation & blurb) • Irmantas Bortnikas (documentation)
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