"Bianhua" (变化)
"Bianhua" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Reality is endless. It’s overwhelming and confusing. A few people have tried to make heads or tails of it, but every time someone does so, the world just gets more and more complex. Let me explain. Ever since Plato and Aristotle, mimesis or imitation has been regarded as the most important feature of human nature, transforming ideas into objects and objects into images. But a reproduction will never be like the original and is never intended to be that. It happens when you compose a painting based on a photo of a flower vase that was copied after an ancient ceramic. While each replica is a genuinely honest approach in the understanding of the original idea, each step of mimicry is a step forward in creating something completely new. This is a process through which we reframe the world while slowly replacing it with something similar, making it a bit different with each reincarnation. As if we had that special butterfly gene that made us change everything in order to change ourselves. Just to look in the mirror and have an excuse to start everything all over again.
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2016-2018
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on relief Plexiglass cutout, paper collage, teakwood frame
90(W)×90(H)×5.5(D) cm // 30 kg
• SLC SD card
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB P5-2727(6)-64×32-8S-HL3.0 / D180218
103(W)×103(H)×20(D) cm // 59 kg
Fathers Of My Father” at island6 Shanghai Main Space​​​​​​​
Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Irmantas Bortnikas (documentation) • András Gál (blurb)

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