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"Evening" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Evening" (傍晚时分)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE 2010
SIZE 108×108×9 cm | 42.5×42.5×3.5 inches
TECH SPECS 4× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT ARTWORK WEIGHT: 31.5 kg | 69.5 lb + CRATE WEIGHT: 26 kg | 57 lb
EXPOSURE exhibited in "Prophecies"
CREDITS Nisa (performance) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zane Mellupe (production direction)

The second of a two-piece series, "Evening" features the reversed paper cut of "Afternoon", the sister work, which shows a full-bodied tree in the height of summer standing on a riverbank in the sun. A young woman in summer clothes swings from a branch, letting her dress trail above the roots and ferns on the ground below. The variety of media in Liu Dao’s productions is explicitly presented here, where the LED configuration of the swinging woman interacts only along one section of the traditional paper cut. The red lights shine independently from the black image. The animation shows life while elsewhere all is still. Modernity represents herself as playing on the limbs of tradition while disturbing no one. In both "Afternoon" and "Evening", Liu Dao’s multiple sources of artistic inspiration are left clearly decipherable. [Pete Bradt]

STATUS Monte Carlo (Monaco).
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