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"Speak On About the Spokes" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Speak On About the Spokes" (自行车的钢线)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card (added in 2016)
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (3+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ (141017014-C)
EXPOSURE "On Doing Laundry" at island6 Shanghai
"Made In Asia" at Opera Gallery
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor) • Ryan Nimmo (blurb)

Spokes are such a goddamned boring topic unless you know something interesting about them. But, then I guess everything is like that unless it’s like the opposite of that. Their earliest appearance in modern society can be traced back to the Andronovo culture (groups who flourished in the region from western Siberia and the west Asiatic steppe) around 4,000 years ago. They were the brainchild of those who demanded faster, lighter, and swifter means of movement. There’s a concept that comes along with spokes called the maximum yeild minimality threshold. This is just a fancy way to say the fewest number of spokes a vehicle can have (taking the material they’re constructed of into consideration) without falling apart under the weight they’re supposed to be supporting. It’s a delightful idea isn’t it: to maybe clip them out from the wheel one at a time. Eventually you’ll cross the threshold. It probably won’t collapse right away. In fact, you often don’t know you’ve crossed that mysterious line until the moment you’re going full speed with everything to lose and you hear a funny noise.

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery 's Collection, New York.
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