"Mop-Bucket Ritual Daydream" (拖把仪式白日梦)
"Mop-Bucket Ritual Daydream" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Cleanliness is next to godliness, that’s what I always say. Well, I didn’t make this up exactly, but I live it better than anyone I know. I just cannot stand when things are dirty. Even a speck of dirt throws me into a panic, the likes of which can only be seen performed by distant uncles at family holidays or on reality T.V., your choice. It’s not my choice though. It sometimes feels like I was put on this earth to clean, so much so that I decided to get a job tidying Ms. Zhou’s home on weekdays. Mondays are my favorite, because I haven’t been there for two days and there is so much more that’s left dirty. I guess I sort of feed on the drama, the constant battle between the Dionysian and Apollonian, the divine revelations that come with the mess. What keeps me going is knowing that the project of pure cleanliness is never finished, that no matter what happens, fire or flood or some other disaster, my purpose can always be renewed. Cleanliness is next to godliness, and this is my inspiration as we near the end of times.
SOLD. Private collection, NYC, NY (USA).
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2018
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglas, paper collage, teakwood frame
52(W)×52(H)×5.5(D) cm // 9.5 kg
• SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 3×RGB P4-L830-8S-1921V3.5 / D180188
65(W)×65(H)×18.5(D) cm // 21.5 kg
Disaster Diaries” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Owen 欧文 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance & production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Carlin Reinig (blurb) • Irmantas Bortnikas (documentation)
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