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"Upduction" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Upduction" (绑架)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 48(W)×67(H)×5(D) cm | 19(W)×26.4(H)×2(D) inches
2×RGB P5 HH-P5-015
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 8.42 kg | 18.56 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Through The Wormhole" at island6 Shanghai
SLICK 2013
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation)

'It started with lights and I was being pulled, pushed and budged…like I was in a crowd but I couldn’t see the people. A vision came into view...the group soul of humanity, as a magnificent lake of intense living light. All around the edge of the cloudy lake were a complex variety of beings, a metaphor for all social interaction. Androids swooped over the crowd captivating the excessive energy of the shimmering pool. Passing through the group as they go releasing ecstasy and pain. Then as if plainly written in front of me, I saw the reason we were all brought together. It was to provide a psychic energy banquet for the Gods and Goddesses. I saw my body as the partnership of karmic and earthly energies. Unanimously bringing together the polarities of male/female, birth/death, good/evil, and love/hate. To maintain a balance of forces we all fed both Deities and Demons.' [Ellie Strange]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Paris.
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