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"Weapon Of Choice" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Weapon Of Choice" (武器)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 57.7(W)×45.5(H)×5(D) cm | 22.7(W)×18(H)×2(D) inches
2×RGB P5 HH-P5-015
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 7.7 kg | - lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
SWAB Barcelona 2015 with Pantocrátor Gallery
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor)

From Buck Rogers and H.G Wells to Star Wars, Liu Dao salutes one of sci-fi cinema’s most familiar trappings: the mighty ray gun. Considering the optimistic futurism of the early to mid 20th century, the ray gun is just one contraption that always seemed to be lying just around the corner. Taking residency with food in capsule form, personal jet packs, time traveling cars, matter transporters, flying spaceships and personal robot servants, they continue to remain in the realms of genre fiction. Reaching its zenith in the 50’s and 60’s, the ray gun was met with real-world scientific breakthroughs in laser technology (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation). Such technology no doubt fed into the popularity of the huge armory of toy weapons. In ‘Weapon of Choice’, Liu Dao pays homage to the timeless and mighty ray gun, just make sure you run when you hear ‘PEW PEWPEW’. [Margaret Johnson]

STATUS Currently in Barcelona. Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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