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"Swings And Roundabouts" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Swings And Roundabouts" (秋千与木马)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, paper collage, stainless steel structure
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE
21
128
21
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 2×MWLPV100-5(90~264V->5V/12A)+1×MWLPV20-5(90~264V->5V/3A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (12+1 spare)×RGB P5 32675-236 M28-S251 TJ03
WEIGHT
21.4
40.66
CRATE SIZE
34
141
34
EXPOSURE "The Art Of Wu Wei" at island6 Shanghai
Contemporary Istanbul 2013
CREDITS Olga (performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (video assistant) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (video) • Jean Le Guyader (photo documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
BLURB

When next you feel that you’ve missed an opportunity, kissed goodbye to a fortunate circumstance or lost a lucky break. Take comfort in the fact that things always have a funny habit of balancing out in the end, i.e. What you lose on a swing you gain on a roundabout. Similarly, when next deciding upon the fastest possible route to work, pay heed and remember what you may save on time, you could lose in ease. Or if you’re kicking yourself for not asking for the number of that girl who you met in the bar but you next bump into an old friend who turns out to be the love of your life, just think of how different things could be if things always went the way you expected them to. If life is just one big dilemma that only seems to solve itself when fates allow the swings and roundabouts philosophy to present itself, then maybe you should just take a moment to sit back, quit the stressing and enjoy the ride, because it’s all just swings and roundabouts. [Cecilia Garcia]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery 's Collection, London.
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