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"Metamorphosis" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Metamorphosis" (变形记)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE 2013
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) inches
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card (upgraded in 2018)
• 4×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB P5 HH-P5-015
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 28.5 kg | 62.8 lb • CRATED: 52.8 kg | 116.4 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×16(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6.3(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Through The Wormhole" at island6 Shanghai
Contemporary Istanbul 2013
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

Oh the darling butterflies, the beauty queens of the insect world, watch them flutterdelicately around this ornate vase, without a care in the world. But oh-ho! This was not always the case; these butterflies came from humble beginnings. Abandoned by their mother before birth, they soon revealed themselves to be pseudo-warriors of the undergrowth. Violently marked and unforgiving to the eye, they kept a low profile, for this was not their true calling. They were positively gentle in nature… it was all a facade. It hurt to see how their unsightly spines repelled even the burliest of men! Oh how cruel, how unjust! To be born in the wrong body is the ultimate travesty. [Kim Shillam]

STATUS Istanbul.
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