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Interactive Art: Liu Dao's Perpetual Harrassment of the Public

Interactive Art: Liu Dao’s Perpetual Harrassment of the Public

“Interactivity as a medium produces meaning.”1 “What’s that?” ur unsuspecting performer Angela enquired warily. We weren’t sure what to say. It’s a simulated torture device? It’s an electrocution chamber? It’s a video shoot conceived because our chief tinkerer Thomas hooked up his phone to a lamp? “It’s interactive art,” we finally replied. That seemed to...
The Cat that Eats Diodes: The Opening Party of island6 Hong Kong's second show!

The Cat that Eats Diodes: The Opening Party of island6 Hong Kong’s second show!

Two weeks after the launch of The Cat that Eats Diodes in Shanghai, Hong Kong for the opening of island6 HK’s second show. Sponsored by the good folks over at Abbelio Wines, an extension of our animal-themed show made its way to No. 1 New Street, Sheung Wan with a zoo-like cacophony. The Cat that...
Buzzing, Hissing, Meowing and Barking: Liu Dao Behind the Scenes

Buzzing, Hissing, Meowing and Barking: Liu Dao Behind the Scenes

For our animal-themed exhibition The Cat that Eats Diodes, island6 has been cavorting with beasts great and small. Here’s a photo montage of our dog/ cat/ rabbit/ fish-whispering efforts. For the more sensitive-souled amongst us, please do not be alarmed. No animals were (permanently) harmed in the making of these artworks. Land, sea and air...
Nezha Ascends the Pearl: The Making Of

Nezha Ascends the Pearl: The Making Of

Us folks at island6 are nothing but opportunistic, so when a troupe of awesome acrobats popped into our studio one day, we pounced. The more persuasive amongst us convinced Nicolas Montes de Oca to get his shirt off and do some pretty cool moves on an old wooden stool. What resulted from Nicolas’ efforts is a...
The Purrr-fect Opening Party: The Cat that Eats Diodes Premiered Oct 27th

The Purrr-fect Opening Party: The Cat that Eats Diodes Premiered Oct 27th

An overcast sky and chilly wind did not get in the way of island6’s feline-fatale. On Oct 27th, island6 opened its 50th in-house exhibition, featuring several scaled, winged and furred friends. The Cat that Eats Diodes was a soft, cheeky exploration of digital-meets-natural, and showcased the collective’s signature LED animations, Chinese papercutting, stainless steel sculpture,...
Liu Dao's New Show, The Cat that Eats Diodes, Opens Saturday Oct 27th!

Liu Dao’s New Show, The Cat that Eats Diodes, Opens Saturday Oct 27th!

… And you are all invited! Liu Dao premieres a barking, hissing, meowing, gulping menagerie at island6 Shanghai this Saturday Oct 27th from 5-8pm. Our baby sister gallery in Hong Kong follows with a sequel the next Saturday Nov 3rd. “The Cat that Eats Diodes celebrates the art collective’s six-year love affair with all that resonate...
Grand Opening, Sept 22nd @ Studio Rouge, HKG "Ruby, Roxy, Rhino, Rouge, Rock Hong Kong"

Grand Opening, Sept 22nd @ Studio Rouge, HKG “Ruby, Roxy, Rhino, Rouge, Rock Hong Kong”

studio rouge opened in Hong Kong with its trademark sizzle, shimmer and sparkle on Saturday, 22 Sept 2012. Ruby, Roxy, Rhino, Rouge Rock Hong Kong is studio rouge’s Hong Kong sequel to Shanghai’s Ruby, Roxy and the Flaming Lambourghini, launched with great fanfare on the Bund in December 2011. studio rouge is a long-time friend...
The island of Caged Birds

The island of Caged Birds

Visitors to our gallery have been commenting about our intriguing “cage art” collection. That’s right – following the tragic seizure/ “further checking required” status of our oddities collection, the island6 crew has been hard at work picking up the pieces of our semi-cancelled show. After a few days of wallowing in self-pity and drunken misery,...
island of Oddities: Yüan Meng Ch'ien and the "Cancelled" Party

island of Oddities: Yüan Meng Ch’ien and the “Cancelled” Party

Due to a shipping mishap and other administrative misfortunes, we were forced to postpone the opening of our new show, “island of Oddities“, which was supposed to launch the bizarre collection of little-known oddball and tycoon, Yüan Meng Ch’ien. However, what with all the food and drink already prepared, we thought we might as well...
Making of: A Dresser's Journey

Making of: A Dresser’s Journey

One dark and stormy afternoon, a Dresser was found abandoned, forgotten, and utterly alone in an old estate emblazoned with the ubiquitous angry red “拆” (chai – demolish) that seems to be everywhere in face-lift-addict Shanghai. He was picked up and lovingly cradled in the arms of an opportunistic island6er, and brought to his new...
Friday 13th's Exhibition (the island of oddities) Postponed! ☹

Friday 13th’s Exhibition (the island of oddities) Postponed! ☹

Dear Friends and Fans of island6 Liu Dao The most unfortunate event has occured – our container of Yuan Meng Chien’s oddities is currently stuck in customs. Apparently some items in the collection were deemed too titillating for public exhibition… our attempts to convince them that they were ‘artworks’ have ended in failure. Therefore our opening...
Dripping with Aurum: The Opening Party of island6 Hong Kong

Dripping with Aurum: The Opening Party of island6 Hong Kong

island6 Hong Kong’s grand opening on No. 1 New Street, Sheung Wan, dripped with Aurum, champagne, San Miguel, and some true-blue Hong Kong-style rain. After months of preparation, island6 finally threw open its meticulously washed glass doors in style with a sparkling inaugural show, Dripping with Aurum, a specially curated display that features the art...