"Tiny Amounts Of Mass" (微小质量)
"Tiny Amounts Of Mass" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
We are thinking about creating a sound-sensitive artificial atom. It would be carried on top of anti-gravitational sound waves, floating upward while balancing out Earth’s gravitational field. Air bending is something we would all do (just yell, for god’s sake!) in a repeated pattern (sing out loud that melody that’s stuck in your head), yet in order to create such a particle, first we would need to agree on the visual representation of sound itself in the form of compressions and rarefactions within three-dimensional space. Where would the atom go? Up or down or would there be up or down at all—maybe up would be down and down would be up? What would the atom look like? As abstract as it gets, Turkish artist Cevdet Erek imitated the sound of the ocean by rubbing his hand on a carpet, and — we believe — this is essentially the outline: recreating nature at home. Imagine, you are sitting in the living room, watching TV, your preordered artificial atoms are circulating around you and you are bright like the Sun. Now that we are done with marketing, we only need to work on the function and the purpose.
SOLD. Private collection, Chicago.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2019
RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙) on Plexiglass, paper collage, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, black-stained teakwood frame, powered speaker
52(W)×52(H)×6.5(D) cm // 12.5 kg
• 2×SLC SD Card
• E3Z-D62 • Arduino Uno R3 • HiVi S3WSE • Elechouse MP3 shield
• 1×MWPLN30-20 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.45A / OUTPUT 20V@1.5A)
• 2×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 1×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 90~264VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT12V@1.67A)
• 1×RGB P4-2525-8S-HL1.0 / D180264
66(W)×66(H)×21.9(D) cm // 27.2 kg
Who Needs Men Anyway?” at island6 Shanghai Main Space​​​​​​​
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) • András Gál (blurb)
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