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TITLE "Dreams of The Ancient Camphor" (古樟脑树的梦想)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 108(W)×108(H)×9(H) cm | 42.5(W)×42.5(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 6× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 43 kg | 95 lb • CRATED: 73 kg | 161 lb
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "HK Art Fair 2011" & "20 Years – Two Generations of Artists at Red Gate"
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (collage & production coordination)

An ancient paper cutting of a penjing tree stands in a burnished rice paper landscape. From its withered old branches, a young woman swings freely, her youthful luminescence glowing in stark contrast to the ancient camphor tree. Lost in a reverie of childish dreams, she remains cocooned and oblivious to the grown-up world of materialism and duplicity that awaits beyond this fantastical world. This enchanting scene, composed of video-recorded imagery programmed into LEDs gleaming through a layer of acrylic, brings together the old and new that co-exist in modern Shanghai. In this piece, modernity plays blithely on the limbs of tradition, reveling in the beauty of her simple existence. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS N/A. (via Red Gate Gallery)
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