"Strawberry Twist" (草莓卷)
"Strawberry Twist"  by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Long before Louis Vuitton bags and Ray-Ban rims were a thing, the traditional Chinese umbrella was the only fashion accessory you’d need. Lightweight and reliable, folding canopies were essential must-haves for women of wealth back in the 1st century BC, and for good reason. Some of the earliest umbrellas originated in China and were made of silk and paper with mulberry bark and bamboo frames. The objects were considered works of art thanks to their beautiful tops that saw designs such as dragons, animals, flowers, landscapes, mythology, and writings presented. Colors varied from red and yellow (if you were a royal) and blue (if you were anyone else) to emphasise social status. For centuries, the umbrella club was an exclusive one, with most of society left in the dark. The exclusive nature and high cost of the items meant they were seen as symbols of power. But eventually, the tight grip of the elite loosened and the umbrella became accessible to all – even men! Today, you’ll see modern as well as more traditional-style designs around Shanghai come rain or shine. As not only do they look nice, they are of course handy for fending off the sometimes unbearable local weather. Oh, and they still make great dance partners, as you can see. Go on, give us a twirl…
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1/8 Edition, Shanghai 2020
RGB LED display, sand & resin coating, rosewood frame
124.6(W)×124.6(H)×7.2(D) cm // 49 kg
• 1×SLC micro SD Card
• 7×MWLPV-60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V@8A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (26+1 spare)×RGB P4-1921-64X32-8S-S1 / SWP4190826XMJF-0238/7112
138(W)×138(H)×24(D) cm // 99.1 kg
Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Ryan Watson (blurb)
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