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"Aima Under The Water" by Liu Dao

"Aima Under The Water" (水中的艾玛)

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, stainless steel structure
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 22(W)×104(H)×22(D) cm | 8.7(W)×41(H)×8.7(D) inches
TECH SPECS 1× MW LPV-60-5 + 1× MW LPV-100-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 17 kg | 37.5 lb • CRATED: 33.6 kg | 74 lb
CRATE SIZE 116(W)×34(H)×34(D) cm | 45.7(W)×13.4(H)×13.4(D) inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Everyday Frenzies"
CREDITS Aima (performance) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Pete Bradt (choreographer) • Clare Jacobson (production assistant) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination)

All we know of our billions of years of natural history comes from fossils that paleontologists have uncovered in rock outcrops, ice blocks, and mud layers. From these tiny snippets of information, we make the largest, wildest hypotheses about what the world was like in a time that would be unfathomable to any us today. What would future scientists study to learn more about our age and time? Liu Dao captures a moment in time in the artwork "Aima Under The Water", a companion piece to"Swirls of Fluids". Like a digitized fossil made of diodes, LEDs and circuitry, Aima swims through the centuries, not encased in mud or shale but in a stainless steel tower, and just like the fossils that have given us so much knowledge, similarly enduring and full of life.   [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS Available. Please contact Red Gate Gallery (Beijing)
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