"The Tricycle Spy" (三轮车间谍)
"The Tricycle Spy" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
BLURB
In the scientific world it is said that an object is balanced if it’s not moving. In other words, in a state of physical steadiness, equilibrium, or a calm state of mind. The Principle of Moments, also referred to as Varignon's Theorem, states that a system is stable as all the forces acting on it cancel each other out. This is best exemplified by imagining a seesaw. When two forces perfectly balance each other, the plank remains still, resting in perfect symmetry. Much like Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely’s “Gismo” (1960), the street famous sanlunche (三轮车) rejects convention, instead acting as an artistic spectacle of absurd play. I doubt science can explain the precarious balancing act that takes place upon this three wheeled vehicle, but one thing is certain, it’s an artistic creation of epic proportions! Despite having to maneuver through Fengxian Lu (奉贤路) and Taixing Lu (泰兴路) its contents always remain perfectly still and counterpoised. A juxtaposition of chaos surrounding a tower of harmony. In true Dadaist practice, sanlunche have become sculptural works comprised of odd items, an irrational collection of boxes, old TVs, and the works! Now isn’t that something to smile about.
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2021
TFT display, CCD camera, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, Vietnamese linen embedded in hand cast resin, teak wood frame
51.2(W)×51.2(H)×5.5(D) cm // 7.5 kg
TECH SPECS
• 1×1/3" Sony SUPER HAD II CCD (HS1177) with OSD, 600TVL, 10 mm lens (INPUT DC5~22V)
• 1×TFT 3.5" LCD / (Board GD35TTD + screen GTT035KDH03) - (INPUT DC12V)
• 1×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 12V@1.67A)
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
65(W)×65(H)×18.5(D) cm // 21.5 kg
EXPOSURE
Full Throttle Ahead” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS
Wang Chuanwen 王传文 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (blurb)
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