"Sacred Fragility" (神圣的脆弱)
"Sacred Fragility" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
How you turn a building with whitewashed walls into heaven and their potteries into impayable artworks is magic, but it happens every time you enter the museum. It happens in your brain, of course, as you trust the century-old edifice claiming what’s inside is somehow sacred. As the number of Ming vases is decreasing, their importance is increasing. Scattered and irrelevant pottery grow over the caretaker. Being inadvertent becomes the highest risk of destroying a fragment of memory. Her daily routine of making sure it remains timeless and untouched forever is preserving an illusion of our past. And facing this past we are full of questions. What is the original story this vase used to be part of? What in our life is going to be as important as it is? How can anything be so lucky to have the chance to represent history? How can all the meaningless fragments altogether still constitute some kind of meaning? And what’s scarier than remembering a past that never existed? 
SOLD. Private collection, Shanghai.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2016
RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
103(W)×103(H)×5.5(D) cm // 29.9 kg
•  SLC SD card
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB P5(3528)-32x64-16S-75-15A (2014-12-28) / HG2016051104-100
114.5(W)×114.5(H)×17(D) cm // 58.3 kg
“Tales of the Girl with the Blue Wig” at island6 Main Space
Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance & production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • András Gál (blurb)
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