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TITLE "Building our Empire" (缔造帝国)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
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 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(3+1 spare)×RGB P5 K-FP5-0210
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 28.5 kg | 63 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×16(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6.3(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Never Talk to Strangers” at island6 ShGarden
Contemporary Istanbul 2014
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Zhang Wang Yang 张汪洋 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Anto Lau (art direction & animation) • Fabrice Amzel (video) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Melani Murkovic (production assistant) • Cecilia Garcia (video assistant)
ABOUT

We built this together, it was a labor of love, and I watched your metamorphosis with keen eyes. I nurtured you with deep intent; for I knew you would go on to do great things. I can’t say you were the first, and undoubtedly you won’t be the last but I do know you formed the integral part of me. These past years we have learnt so much about each other, though it would be foolish to say it hasn’t been without its hardships. It was a special partnership, I had the tools and you had the materials, it’s easy to see that we made a great team. I watched the culmination of our hard work, and at the delight and entertainment you spread - I can truly say that was when I fell for you. I know it will be long time before the walls start crumbling down around us, and I have to watch helplessly as our memories get washed into the sea. [Kim Shillam]

STATUS Currently in Istanbul. Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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island6 is a philanthropic project founded by artists and managed by voluntary staff. The spirit & driving force behind all of island6's works and art-forward exhibitions is collaboration.
六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由志愿者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。