Liu Dao
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...

Funky beams 鬼马激光

The laser has come a long way from throwback days where lasers were seen to be icons of the future.   Forever immortalised in popular culture, from the laser beams of Star Trek to the Lightsabres of Star Wars, the reality of the laser in modern times certainly fell short of expectations, but it does...
Exode et inertie – retours sur "Migration" (迁徙)

Exode et inertie – retours sur “Migration” (迁徙)

Exode et inertie – retours sur “Migration” (迁徙) Toute personne venant à la galerie observe une œuvre et s’interroge. L’esprit du visiteur est confus. C’est bien ça la magie d’island6 : l’innovation et l’interaction grâce aux media utilisés. Mettre l’esprit face au doute, face à l’inconnu. Mettre en exergue le plus de sens possible, le son,...
Insight and Inspirations

Insight and Inspirations

We often get questions from visitors as to the inspiration or meaning behind many of our artworks. While we believe that it is more important for people to make their own opinions and assign their own values to the artwork, it doesn’t hurt to share the thought process we had while creating it. Here we...
Descubriendo island6...

Descubriendo island6…

¡Hola! Me llamo Juan A. Gómez y he aterrizado en island6 este otoño del 2015. Hasta hace poco menos de un mes vivía en Alicante (España) pero me entró el gusanillo del chino y decidí venirme a una de las ciudades más impresionantes que jamás he conocido: Shanghai. Además de intentar aprender algo de chino compagino...

island6 Gallery – Best in Town!

First of all, we would like to say a huuuuuge THANKS to all our followers!!! Why? Because of your support our collective has reached a new milestone. We are proud to announce that just recently we have won an award of the Best Art Gallery in Shanghai! We are very excited to be awarded with...

Scribbles on “Scribbles”

If not for the art, then for the wine. Last night’s event at  was a cocktail of conversations, art, and alcohol, a perfect mix for an early summer night (albeit a wet one). It was a slow start, I admit. The gallery wasn’t fully packed until about 8, and as more and more familiar faces poured into...

Chickens and Eggs and Exhibitions.

Every island6 show undergoes its own unique and curious development. Not unlike a child in many ways, it can be rather difficult to quantify all the things that shape and influence its path. As most of you may already know, the process for shows is generally as follows: a) develop a concept b) articulate that concept...

That Workshop…

If you visit island6’s main gallery space in the M50 art district of Shanghai, you’re likely to hear the whir of power tools mixing with muffled voices that spill out from the back of the basketball court-sized area. These sounds (that are perhaps more suited to a carpenter’s woodshed than an art gallery) may prompt...

That Workshop…

If you visit island6’s main gallery space in the M50 art district of Shanghai, you’re likely to hear the whir of power tools mixing with muffled voices that spill out from the back of the basketball court-sized area. These sounds (that are perhaps more suited to a carpenter’s woodshed than an art gallery) may prompt...
"It’s better to see it once than to hear it 1000 times"

“It’s better to see it once than to hear it 1000 times”

So, how does an interactive art work? This recent art piece produced by the Shanghai based Liu Dao art collective is not your run-of-the-mill piece. Or, at least, not the kind of art that many people are used to coming upon in a traditional artistic space. Art like this is referred to as interactive art. And...
Brain to Death: Final Words to Close An Exhibition

Brain to Death: Final Words to Close An Exhibition

Human experience is subjective by nature. Whether it is an observation of time, color, or taste there are many immeasurable factors influencing individual experiences. Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing wrote, “I do not experience your experience. But I experience you as experiencing. I experience myself as experienced by you. And I experience you as experiencing yourself...