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"Winged Requests" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Winged Requests" (扇动的精灵)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×9(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3.5(D) inches
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
(6+1 spare)×RGB P5 HC-P5-004
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 29.5 kg | 65 lb • CRATED: - kg |- lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Body-City-Mechanism" at island6 Shanghai

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)


Relying solely on the power of air, the ability to float upon the breeze, silently and carefree, they flutter without the slightest hint of struggle. In Native American culture, they were the messengers between humans and the Gods. As they are completely silent, butterflies were thought to be the best keepers of secrets. If captured, one would express their deepest desires and prayers and release the winged couriers into the clouds where they would report to the heavens. It was believed the Gods would always answer the appeal of a butterfly. In “Winged Requests” the delicate flitter of the secret keeping butterfly is forever immortalized through the soft flicker of LED, making us wonder what sensitive information these aerial artists are withholding from us. [Margaret Johnson]

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