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"Biomimicry" by Liu Dao

"Biomimicry" (生物模拟)

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, stainless steel structure
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 157.5(W)×112(H)×34.5(D) cm | 62(W)×44(H)×13.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 5× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 70 kg | 154 lb
CRATE SIZE 171(W)×122(H)×47(D) cm | 67.3(W)×48(H)×18.5(D) inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "HK Art Fair 2011" (via Red Gate Gallery ) & "Ooh La La!" at studio rouge on the bund
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (performance) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Pete Bradt (choreographer) • Clare Jacobson (production assistant) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination)

Coined by Otto Schmitt, the term biomimetics refers to the use of observed natural phenomena in man-made technology. In Biomimicry, the figure’s effortless motions, as though swimming through amniotic fluid, recall sonograms and drug induced dreams. This fusion of natural human movement and technologically advanced presentation yields a serenely inspiring meditation on the male form. Through such pieces Liu Dao expresses the belief that the synthesis of nature and technology is not only useful but also beautiful. Observing pieces like Biomimicry, one cannot help but wonder, is there a line between nature and technology, or is it all in our heads? [Clare Jacobson]

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