"Be Mine, Be Me" by Liu Dao "Nagano Soba" by Liu Dao "Noisette" by Liu Dao "Thrown for a Loop" by Liu Dao "Pinwheel" by Liu Dao "Water Tank Rhapsody" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Be Mine, Be Me" (源于自我)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA TFT display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, CCD camera, teakwood frame
DATE 2017
TECH SPECS • 1/3" Sony CCD camera with OSD, 700TVL, 6 mm lens (INPUT DC12V)
• 1×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT12V@1.67A)
• 1×TFT 2.4" LCD / (GD24TWD+JD24TWD)
EXPOSURE “The Geometry Of Binary Life” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • András Gál (documentation & blurb)

Contemporary art and more specifically installation art meant a shift from the traditions of western art. From Plato to the middle of the twentieth century, we learned that art was about mimesis, illusion and representation. Even abstract art was representational in a sense that it either derived from something natural or, if not, the image was still supposed to be read and understood as a whole. But the concept of art being framed as a window ended with installation art that is in fact environments and networks of elements of which the audience is one building block amongst many others, as a participant of the artwork. From minimalism onwards, art hasn't been something you look at, but something you complete and interact with. Digital technology, however, can turn art history around. Only a camera and a screen are needed to incorporate you into the world of an artwork. It may serve as a mirror, and the face that’s looking back to you is the same face you use as your perfect social media alter ego. But… wait a     minute. If contemporary art is not about illusion anymore, what do you do if you are the one who’s become the illusion?

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