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"Infinite Pendulum" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Infinite Pendulum" (永不停息的摆动)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, transparent Lambda C-print, stainless steel frame
DATE 2011
SIZE 24.5(W)×190(H)×8(D) cm | 9.7(W)×75(H)×3.2(D) inches
TECH SPECS 7× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 23.5 kg |51.8 lb • CRATED: 45 kg | 99 lb
CRATE SIZE 203(W)×36.5(H)×19(D) cm | 9.7(W)×75(H)×3.2(D) inches
EXPOSURE exhibited in "HK Art Fair 2011" (via Red Gate Gallery )
CREDITS Li Lingxi 李翎溪 (performance) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Tony Argueta (post-production) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production assistant) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination)

In "Infinite Pendulum", the fourth dimension takes precedence. The surface area of a girl on a swing—illuminated by LEDs set in a stainless steel frame—is secondary to the pendulum-like swing of her body over the East China Sea. Each cycle of the figure approaching and withdrawing from the viewer marks a new increment of time. What does this time mark? The answer is left to the viewer. As he relaxes into the constancy of the pendulum, differences between Western ideas of linear time and Eastern ideas of cyclical time become irrelevant. A flash of nostalgia for one’s own experiences sends the onlooker to a time and a place beyond the scope of this seemingly simple piece of art. [Clare Jacobson]

STATUS London.
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