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"Crucible of Dreams" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Crucible of Dreams" (梦的考验)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE 130(W)×130(H)×7(D) cm | 51(W)×51(H)×2.8(D) inches
TECH SPECS 7×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(12+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 51.3 kg | 113 lb • CRATED: 85.3 kg | 188 lb
CRATE SIZE 141(W)×141(H)×19(D) cm | 56(W)×56(H)×7(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Silk to Bitcoin” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (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)

In a darkened room all I can hear is the fluttering of tiny captive wings, like tiny fingers incessantly leafing through reams of rice paper. Gingerly I claw through the dark, casting my body into the lightless void. I move closer to the origin of that sound - here, there - but I can't find it. Then it dawns on me: I don't need my eyes to see. Suddenly behind my eyelids a vision appears in the filmy haze, one LED light at a time. A pixellated imaginary vision of the Orient, minus the Other. The fluttering wings are stilled. Habit forces my eyes open like any other bodily function but they are met with a nebulous, unknowable dark. Close your eyes, you'll see it. It's in your mind's eye. A blade of light cuts across the room as my eyelids close, like the climax in Dali's film. Then I can see it; the fluttering of those tiny iridescent wings pouring from the milky neck of a porcelain vase, a clutch of butterflies. A crucible of dreams. [Daniel Browning]

STATUS N/A. Radisson Blu's Collection, Tbilisi (Georgia).
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