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"Happiness is Swimming" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Happiness is Swimming" (幸福如游泳)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016
SIZE
103
103
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB P5(3528)-32X64-16S-75-15A
WEIGHT
29.8
57
CRATE SIZE
114
114
18
EXPOSURE -
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Michael Sedbon (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
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Happiness is… well, I'm not really sure. No one is, ok some people are… maybe.  Who is it that claims to know the most about how to be happy: prophets, gurus, self-help authors, lying parents and anyone who has had more than three drinks. Sometimes perhaps, a person can be all of these things at once. According to the dictionary happiness is “a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.” There’s a pretty wide range between contentment and intense joy, no one should expect to be intensely filled with joy all the time… right? Even drug addicts with an endless supply have the occasional reality check. Maybe happiness is, as has been suggested many times by many wise people, not a state of being, so much as it is an experience we get while in pursuit of some other end. As the Buddha himself said, “It is better to travel well than to arrive. ” [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery 's Collection, London.
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