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"We are Changed" by Liu Dao
TITLE "We are Changed" (我们不一样了)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
TECH SPECS • Miniature Power Switch
• SLC SD Card (updated in 2016)
• 7×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 12×RGB PH5-RGBV1.3(64×32)-16S-S3528-DQ / 140714021
EXPOSURE “Silk to Bitcoin” at island6 Shanghai
Beirut Art Fair 2014
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Katrina Louy 卡萨琳娜 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting)

Of course there were stories passed down from generations not my own as to how they arrived in my possession. Whispers behind white knuckles and hushed stories were always cut short. In a life past, they danced among lamb skin and hide, their graceful movements seeming to slide across the surface like raw silk over virgin skin. I could only imagine how far they had traveled through strange terrain and how effortlessly they could spring to life, building an arc that no language need bother to cross. They were unifying in their simplicity, bringing eager audiences together through superstition and a yearning for shared religion. How they came to me, its hard to tell. But as new moon dances with Chang'e 嫦娥 in the Northern sky, they spring from their box and perform their unchanged silken dance from so many years ago as they say,
"We are changed…
never again quite the same,
never again quite at ease
among the people we once met
in that distant land…"
[Margaret Johnson]

STATUS Currently located in Beirut. Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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