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"Artisanís Revenge" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Artisan’s Revenge" (艺人复仇记)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 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 PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 29.5 kg | 65 lb • CRATED: 52 kg | 115 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×16(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6.3(D) inches
EXPOSURE The Artist Always Gets Paid Last” at island6 Bund

Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (performance & painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (video) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)


The artisan wakes as the morning sun pierces the shuttered window, its light refracted by an ordered queue of Phoenix trees outside. Then the dissonant symphony of the day stirs inside his ears; the cars, the bikes, the shouting, the dogs. A soldier of labour, every limb creaks as the blood rushes to his extremities. So alert is his mind in this state that every morning he is overwhelmed by the sensation, the pure belief, that he has never been asleep. The unmade bed, its covers and pillow folded and depressed in a restless knot, is the only objective proof of his body’s rest. He sighs to himself. Another day. He lurches forward; the tea won’t make itself. He sips from a small glazed cup laced with the intricate patterns of his imagination. The artisan turns the cup skyward into the morning light. As he holds it, he remembers every moment of its making; the motion of the wheel, the infernal heat of the kiln, the meditative painting of the miniature scene. He thinks to himself, ‘When you throw a mound of white clay onto the wheel, you never anticipate the moment of its breaking’. [Daniel Browning]

STATUS N/A. H.R.H Prince Adelah's Collection, Saudi Arabia.
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六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由创作人员管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。