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"ShiBuShi" by Liu Dao
TITLE "ShiBuShi" (是, 不是)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, media player
DATE 2009
SIZE 42×63×10 cm | 16.5×24.8×4 inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Synesthesia"
CREDITS Meimei (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zane Mellupe (production direction)

"ShiBuShi" is a proximity activated interactive mirror created by the collective Liu Dao 六岛 (art direction: Wang Dongma 王东马). As the viewer walks by an antique wooden mirror, his reflection triggers another one: a little girl playing "Loves me, loves me not". Liu Dao’s approach to technology is one made upon his thoughts towards the great change in Chinese culture during the last decade. Liu Dao shows a tension between the traditional living conditions and the most advanced technology of which China is the cradle. With this work made out of wood and video screen- the old and the new hightech - Liu Dao displays the traditional family values and the newly constituted relationships holding it together, revealing the very personal struggle he encountered while developing his own artistic identity.

STATUS Shanghai (P.R.C)
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