"This Moment is Gone" (逝去的时光)
"This Moment is Gone" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Humans are perpetually attempting to control time. We are obsessed with it. The progression, the loss, the usage – we will never escape the judgmental eye of time. Photography often seems to provide people with a sense of satisfaction, in that it is through this medium that they can conquer the unconquerable. Here is some time, neatly bottled and retouched, lovingly born out of silver halides and the whir of a shutter. Who knows what we are truly creating each time we lift our cameras to stop the march of time. What have we caught? French philosopher, Henri Bergson, in his theory of Duration, contended that time would always elude science. Once you attempt to measure a moment, the moment is no longer a moment; it is gone, it is past. Bergson noted that once you are even conscious that moment is happening and is perhaps worth capturing, it is already a memory. Does this make photography simply a pathetic reminder of the human desire to control time? Perhaps the photographs on the walls of family living rooms provoke a deep-seated anxiety that is quickly beaten back by the insistence that happiness was successfully captured and reproduced. “You will never be here again,” taunts the photograph of children building sandcastles, “This wasn’t even you then.”
SOLD. Hotel collection, Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2014-2018
RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
47.3(W)×66.5(H)×5.5(D) cm // 8.4 kg
• SLC SD Card
• 2 ×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 1×RGB RGB P5-2727(6)-64×32-8S-HL3.0 / D180219​​​​​​​
59(W)×78(H)×16(D) cm // 19.2 kg
The Geometry Of Binary Life” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Katerine 凯瑟琳 (performance) • Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting) • Irmantas Bortnikas (documentation) • Kathleen McCampbell (blurb)
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