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"Luminous Magnum Opus Nihonshu" by Liu Dao "My Little Treasures" by Liu Dao "Hanzhong Road Station" by Liu Dao "Mehari Plage" by Liu Dao "Steaming Hot" by Liu Dao "Bird Talk" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Luminous Magnum Opus Nihonshu" (发光的代表作)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglas, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2017
SIZE
102
102
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB k-P5-1235 / PH5-16S-E-HX
WEIGHT
30.3
58.6
CRATE SIZE
115
115
18
EXPOSURE “The Geometry Of Binary Life” at island6 Main Space
“Paint the Web Pink” at Art Labor Gallery
CREDITS Owen 欧文 (painting) • Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor & documentation) • András Gál (documentation) • Mychaelangelo Norkus (blurb)
BLURB

“This was our big break. The client was the son of a yakuza family oyabun. He loved light art. He rambled on about gases being trapped and something about being volumetric. Neon. That was his thing. I didn’t really understand it, but this was too high of paycheck to pass up. We’d pulled some big names for this project. I guess anything is possible if you have enough money. He’d requested us to fly in Dan Flavin, but of course money couldn’t solve that type of problem. We managed to get a contract with both Robert Irwin and Keith Sonnier and soon the job was underway. Conceptualized, actualized, and refined over and over. The client was very picky and specific. The artists almost quit due to feeling constrained. “This is not art!” I could see spittle flying as one the artist vented his anger. Thankfully, somehow they pulled through despite his ludicrous demands. ‘A masterpiece…’ the client had said. I wouldn’t dare say anything. Just looked like a sign to me, but the client was thrilled. He seemed like a serious collector that knew what he was doing. He certainly had the money for it. I wonder what he’ll do with it. He didn’t mention any plans for exhibition. I suppose it’s for his private collection.”

- Excerpt from This Is A Fake Story: Memoirs of an Advertising Agency

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