"Arms Racer" by Liu Dao "Ideas Declared Dead" by Liu Dao "This is a Special News Bulletin" by Liu Dao "Make Way For What" by Liu Dao "Make It Rain" by Liu Dao "The Observer Effect" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Arms Racer" (军备赛车)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, media player, teakwood frame, powered speakers
DATE 2015
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×7(D) cm | 40.7(W)×40.7(H)×2.8(D) inches
TECH SPECS • INPUT 100-240V AC • (DELL) S2440Lb LCD screen
• HD120 media player • E3Z-D62 • Arduino Uno • HiVi S3WSE
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 1×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 90~264VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT12V@1.67A)
• 1×MWPLN30-20 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.45A / OUTPUT 20V@1.5A)
• 1×DJ-U48S-12 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.0A / OUTPUT 12VDC@3.3A)

UNCRATED: 37.7 kg | 83.1 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


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EXPOSURE "Between Red Queens" at island6 Bund
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 & David Poppell (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • David Poppell (sound design) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

As a cop I must admit that keeping up with the times is no small task. It’s especially difficult with weapons- guns, knives, poison, bombs etc. The fate that two enemies with simple stones might encounter could easily be decided by luck; a chance throw, good timing or choice of stone. When one of them shows up with a knife though, everything changes. Scales are tipped and altered forever. No going back. Now everyone fights with knives and, of course, one day someone arrives with a gun and the process is repeated. This repeats until the weapons are too deadly for anyone to use at all. What once were cracked skulls and cut-throats become incinerated, suffocated, exploded and melted masses of people. Suddenly the whole planet can be destroyed by any angry idiot with a little bit of money. Turns out though that nobody knows how to fight with weapons like that. So eventually everybody just says to hell with it and starts using stones again. Come feast or famine there’ll always be a bunch of those just laying around. That’s how this all started in the first place. [Ryan Nimmo]

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