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"One Perfect Day" by Liu Dao
TITLE "One Perfect Day" (完美的一天)
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: 28 kg | 61.7 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×16(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6.3(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Silk to Bitcoin” at island6 Shanghai
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)

In our speech we don’t often reach for metaphor, so consumed are we with the transaction or the deal being struck, or the mutual fairness of the terms of the contract. Even in matters of the heart, we need to get to the core of the matter quickly without flourish, hyperbole or emphasis. My lover often says to me, ‘Don’t speak in riddles, there isn’t time’. I persist. Metaphor exceeds the plain-speaking we do and creates boundless shimmering plains, towering fir-covered mountains and glinting turquoise seas in the internal landscape. The artist always reaches for metaphors, to find other ways of communicating a message. But I contend that the metaphor is the message. In days gone by the imperative was to produce a kind of stultifying objective reality, to reproduce what is seen without interpretation, a retinal truth. But that, my friend, is a devious lie. Every artist interprets reality and then creates an illusion to mask it through the kaleidoscopic visor of another person’s experience. I always say ‘No art, no empathy’. In a choked city gridlocked with cars, the haze and the noise masks the simple, momentary pleasure to be had in just being here. Believe me, it is a relief when you admit to yourself that you don’t have to find meaning in everything. [Daniel Browning]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery 's Collection, Hong Kong.
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