"Streaks Of White" (白色条纹)
"Streaks Of White" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
What’s the difference between language and noise? Certainly language is a type of noise. But can noise be a type of language as well? Okay, I’m getting confused. Let’s start with the facts: language definitely involves noise…sometimes. Types of language such as writing, graffiti, sign language, and many forms of art rely on ambiguous notions that are oftentimes understood as-such. The language of a Mondrian is not one that can be separated into subjects or predicates or declarations or imperatives. Rather it’s a language that can be understood within the very specific context of Western art history, in the language of the Post-Impressionists, Luminists, the Dutch avant-garde, and Parisian Cubists. Or maybe more purely, it can be understood in the language of aesthetics, of pleasure-value. But still, we cannot deny the special relationship shared by language and noise, nor can we ignore their fruit: speech. Speech, as a particular form of language and a particular form of noise, provides the general basis for building context-itself; this is because as an act, speech is necessarily communitive. Speech itself is sharing. At its most basic, it’s an interactive, dialogical, problem-solving mode of being in the world. So to answer a question… yes.
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2019
Chinese ink and acrylic painting on canvas, teakwood frame
176(W)×141(H)×6.2(D) cm // 14.2 kg (framed)
186(W)×152(H)×18(D) cm // 25 kg
• “Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Owen 欧文 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Carlin Reinig (blurb)
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