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"Winged Prophets" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Winged Prophets" (折翼的天使)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×9(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3×MWLPV60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V@8A)
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
(10+1 spare)×RGB P7.62 HLE-109
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 30.5 kg | 67.2 lb • CRATED: - kg |- lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Body-City-Mechanism" at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor)
BLURB

Last night I dreamt of butterflies flying around my mother’s vase… I told my mother of my dream and she said “If you see butterflies in your dream it symbolizes acceptance, growth, inspiration and freedom of thought and spirit... Looks like you’re growing up.” Many years later I dreamt of two butterflies, again, flying around my mother’s vase. I woke and told my husband of the strange dream. He said he once read of the Legend of Liang Zhu (梁祝), an ancient Chinese tale about the two butterfly lovers and said that if you dreamt of two butterflies flying together they represent romance and a long and happy marriage.  In my twilight years, the butterflies appeared once more to me in my last dream, flying around that same vase that belonged to my mother. I was spellbound by their fluttering, a quickness of movement that was now beyond my comprehension. I longed to join them in their flight, so I flew on the breath of the wind and found freedom in peace. [Cecilia Garcia]

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