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"Butterfly Lovers" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Butterfly Lovers" (爱蝶)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE 2014
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) inches
TECH SPECS 4×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(6+1 spare)×RGB P5 K-P5-1235
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 28 kg | 61.7 lb • CRATED: 52 kg | 115 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×15(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6(D) inches
EXPOSURE ART PARIS 2014 at Grand-Palais
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)

My grandmother used to love butterflies, she’d say that they were her helpers in the garden; pollinating the flowers she tended so carefully. I’d spot her floppy brown hat hovering amidst the greenery, her liver-spotted hands carefully twining brown string between a sapling and a stake. I can’t remember her face too well, more her hands. creased with use and always busy. Busy gardening, cooking, playing the piano, tending to everything. Her house was cool and slightly dusty, brimming with things she had collected over the years. I have a clear memory of one of her favourite vases, the white one with the blue filigree, which she’d placed prime of place in front of an open window. She’d just gone outside, the back door banging shut behind her and little dust motes were zigzagging throughout the air in her wake. I was sitting with my knees folded underneath me, waiting for her to come back when I noticed the butterflies which had come through the open window, circling the vase and disappearing in and out of it. She came back in, smiling when she saw the butterflies and sat herself down beside me to watch her helpers stitch the air around us. [Weronika Nossowicz]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Paris.
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