"The Roads Paved With Happiness" (铺满幸福的道路)
"The Roads Paved With Happiness" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
If you look at two faces, the only thing you focus on is finding differences. If you look at a thousand people’s faces, it seems as if there’s only one. There are countless professions where you meet a multitude of people, but their faces blend together. Not because of carelessness, but in certain environments faces are simply unimportant. Your hairdresser might not be able to recognize you out of those one thousand people but would certainly be able tell who you are by the softness of your hair (just try to shave it off). A taxi driver meets even more and even stranger people, yet the only impressions he gets from them is from their voices. That deep voiced girl, that guy with the crazy accent… Once he’s had enough, he just turns the radio on and the passenger stops existing. Life seems so much easier with this self-imposed blindness of visual clarity. No demanding faces, no disturbing noises, only vibrant colors on the road ahead, as if the driver fell asleep for a moment and found himself in the bottom of his subconscious. Why, didn’t you ever try to look into your eyeballs in the mirror?
SOLD. Private collection, Cannes/Aliso Viejo.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2019
TFT display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, CCD camera, teakwood frame
52(W)×52(H)×5.5(D) cm // 12.3 kg
• 1/3" Sony SUPER HAD II CCD (HS1177) with OSD, 600TVL, 10 mm lens (INPUT DC5~22V)
• 10.4" TFT LCD display with LED backlight - TKUN JT104-HD (INPUT 12V 3A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 1×M120300P911 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 12VDC@3A)
65(W)×65(H)×18.5(D) cm // 27.2 kg
Flashbulb On Memory Lane” at island6 Main Space​​​​​​​
Wang Tie Zhong 王铁中 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • András Gál (documentation & blurb)
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