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"Butterfly Dreams" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Butterfly Dreams" (蝴蝶梦)
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 (2014-12-28) / HG2016051104-100
WEIGHT
30.3
58.6
CRATE SIZE
115
115
18
EXPOSURE “Fanatic Automatic” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • Ryan Nimmo (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (documentation & production supervisor)
BLURB

They had dreams by the hearty fistful, ironic as they’d never had fists. To be born one thing and suddenly become another, what a concept- so totally foreign, so achingly familiar. How delicate can you be without breaking completely? How soft can you be and still maintain your little loops and dips. You’re just one brush-up or gentle rub away from having your wings crumpled, out of commission, all your flying finished. But fly you all do, in spite of bad odds and too much attention: into the wind and with it, inside of things and out of. Fly on and on, you’ll go because you can, you’ll go because you have to. And when you stop to rest your wings you’ll wonder about what you were and what you are, dreaming softly and quietly of all the things you might be next. Where did all those extra legs go last time you changed, where will they be this time? Where did such elegant and brightly colored wings arrive from, and what else might be hiding inside that body, pushing pushing pushing, waiting to make its exit and grand entry in the same silent breath. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, Dallas.
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六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由创作人员管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。