"Progress is a Trip" (进步是一次旅行)
"Progress is a Trip" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
What’s to be said on journeys and balance? I suppose it depends on the journey. Socrates’ journey — his final journey — was one that was not well balanced. He was unfairly sentenced, drank hemlock, and within hours his journey was over and Plato’s form-spotting fate was sealed. The depiction of his journey, however, captured by Jacques-Louis David, is well balanced. With a central figure, surrounded by an equal dispersion of visual weight, it is the very definition of balanced. Our own daily lives — the commute to work, getting cut in line at the Family Mart, loving a stranger — can be like this too. Unbalanced, but thinly veiled as being so by… by what? This is a question of the times, but if The Death of Socrates taught us anything, it’s that this question is certainly one of aesthetics. For what is a journey without the story told? Framing, contextualizing, and keeping a critical eye are all essential features of the postmodern period. Perhaps soon these features will morph into a strange high-tech tribalism, a sort of medieval period with smartphones. Perhaps they will fall to silence.
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2018
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglas, paper collage, Corian & teakwood frame
67(W)×48(H)×5.5(D) cm // 10.75 kg
TECH SPECS
• SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 3×RGB P4-L830-8S-1921V3.5 / D180188
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
80(W)×61(H)×18.5(D) cm // 21.5 kg
EXPOSURE
“Disaster Diaries” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
CREDITS
Owen 欧文 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance & production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • András Gál (documentation) • Carlin Reinig (blurb)

You may also like

Back to Top