"The Red Chamber" (红房子)
"The Red Chamber" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
In many cultures people have long believed that butterflies were the embodiment of the souls of those who've passed. It isn't difficult to see the connection between human souls and butterflies. These delicate creatures float aimlessly through the air; their translucent wings seem to exist in the boundary between our world and the next. They begin life as we do - fat little creatures helplessly earthbound. And then, for both us and the butterflies, comes a darkness that transforms us from our physical selves into something more beautiful, more ethereal – something heavenly. Life, death and rebirth - so goes the cycle of the butterfly. And, to some, so goes the cycle of our souls.
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2013-2018
RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, Corian and teak wood frame
102.7(W)×102.7(H)×5.8(D) cm // 49 kg
TECH SPECS
• SLC SD Card
• 6×MWLPV60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V@8A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 12×RGB P7.62 HLI-173
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
123(W)×123(H)×20(D) cm // 84 kg
EXPOSURE
• "Need. Want. Hunt" at island6 Shanghai
• "The Garden Beneath The Streetlights" at Bath Street Gallery (Auckland)
CREDITS
Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • András Gál (documentation & blurb) • Analynn Bustamente (blurb)

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