"Taxi Cab Time Wizards" (出租车时间向导)
"Taxi Cab Time Wizards" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Time is a useful construct, an invention which we have all agreed will rule our collective existence. Think about it: we treat our time as a precious commodity, something we don’t want to “waste”. We use our time to show that we care. We dedicate our time to causes we deem worthy. We exchange our time for money. We build economic, political and philosophical systems based on its preservation and the maximizing of time-pleasure. We attach watches on our arms. But it takes time to work your way up to that point. Children aged 2-3 understand time only in a “now and not-now” structure. Five- to six-year-olds comprehend that there is a past, present, and future but can’t do much with that information. Seven- to ten-year-olds are more advanced, able to use clocks and calendars. After that, it’s all about practice, and practice makes perfect (Michael Simmons would want you run 10,000 experiments using chronometers before calling yourself an expert though). How useful is a perfect grasp of time? Ask Salvador Dali. He often represented time as soft and melting in a surrealist comment on the collapse of static cosmology—his Nobility of Time can give you all the answers you’ll ever need.
SOLD. Private collection, Dubai.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2019
TFT display, CCD camera, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, teakwood frame
52(W)×52(H)×5.5(D) cm // 8 kg
• 1×1/3" Sony SUPER HAD II CCD (HS1177) with OSD, 600TVL, 10 mm lens (INPUT DC5~22V)
• 5" TFT LCD display with LED backlight - GDN-D567AT-GTI050NA-08C (INPUT 12V)
• 1×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 12V@1.67A)
65(W)×65(H)×18.5(D) cm // 21.5 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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