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"Life On A Wing" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Life On A Wing" (生命律动)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Acrylic painting, RGB LED display, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013-2015
SIZE 103(W)×103(H)×5(D) cm | 40.5(W)×40.5(H)×2(D) inches
TECH SPECS 4×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(6+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ (141017014-B)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 28.5 kg | 62.8 lb • CRATED: 50 kg | 110 lb
CRATE SIZE 114.5(W)×114.5(H)×16(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6.2(D) inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Need. Want. Hunt" at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

“Once upon a time, Zhuangzi dreamed that he was a butterfly, flying about enjoying itself. It did not know that it was Zhuangzi. Suddenly he awoke, and veritably was Zhuangzi again. He did not know whether it was Zhuangzi dreaming that he was a butterfly, or whether it was the butterfly dreaming that it was Zhuangzi.” [Chuang Tzu"The Zhuangzi Book"]

Butterflies have always captured the human imagination. Flitting around in the balmy springtime air they serve as reminders of a pre-modern age of innocence and spontaneity. A butterfly’s life is transient, often no longer than a week. Entirely subconsciously they seem to live for the moment, with no regard for the traumas of the past, no anxiety about the unknown of the future. The thrill is in the flight, not the destination. [Nick Mithen]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery 's Collection, Hong Kong.
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