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TITLE "Macaw's Parable" (鹦鹉的寓言)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE 2014
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) inches
TECH SPECS 7×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
12×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 30 kg | 66 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×16(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6.3(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Silk to Bitcoin” at island6 Shanghai
“Wait a Moment”
CREDITS Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

In the forests of the New World, there was once an extremely vain bird - a Macaw with gold-tipped sapphire blue feathers, a luminous red neck and a high pink cowl. Her eyes were blazing topaz. She believed herself to be the queen of this particular jungle. Her haughty shriek echoed like a siren across the dense jungle and into the dark chambers of the jagged limestone cliffs alive with prehistoric insects. Her atonal song could kill. Her vanity though was a great weakness. This bird was much despised by the others of her flock, whose feathers did not shimmer as much as hers. She was so self-obsessed that the ‘Queen’ could not bear to mate, to ruffle the feathers of a less brightly-coloured male. A Macaw who does not mate is a rare thing. Her beautiful, startling colours were never to be reflected in the plumage of her chicks. Instead, she preened her coat and stared for hours at her plumes, fanning them out in a vainglorious form of exercise. One day she was so consumed in her toilette that she lost her grip on her perch high in the forest canopy (Macaws have opposing claws). Her feathers were so wet from her constant preening that she sank to the forest floor, her plumage like a parachute that fails to open. She disappeared, a brightly-coloured hors d’oeuvre for a forest predator. [Daniel Browning]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Cap d'Antibes.
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