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"Papilionidae" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Papilionidae" (蝶双栖双飞)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, stainless steel frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 80(W)×200(H)×9(D) cm | 31.5 (W)×79(H)×3.5(D)
TECH SPECS 3×MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)

UNCRATED: 64 kg | 141 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


92(W)×212(H)×20(D) cm | 36.2 (W)×83.5(H)×7.9(D)

EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Far Beyond the Firewall", "Them That Glide Past Our Windows"
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (Chinese laser papercut Jian Zhi 剪紙) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jack Mur (photography assistant)

The hour before sunset is feeding time. Therefore it is an all-too-brief, quickly snatched, very precious rest time for me. I can already hear the dull thuds of wings beating against the carved bars as I labor down the corridor towards the cage with my heavy feed bucket. I can't decide if I hate this cage or love it. Since the Master came back from the Far East five months ago, bearing this giant bamboo dome, I have been put on feeding duty and this is has been the start of... something strange stirring within me. I stand in front of the cage now. The cage, and the animals within it, remind me of something. My thoughts are whirling and confused like the rainbow-colored wings fluttering crazily in excitement. I used to think it was the anticipation of food… but now I wonder, could it be something else? [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

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