"The Geometry of Binary Life" at island6 Shanghai Main Space "Old Friend Charlie" by Liu Dao "Be Mine, Be Me" by Liu Dao "Noisette" by Liu Dao "Nagano Soba" by Liu Dao "Hello Monte Carlo" by Liu Dao
"Make America Great Again" by Liu Dao "Search History" by Liu Dao "Pataclop" by Liu Dao "Goddess of Speed" by Liu Dao "Whale, Whale, Whale..." by Liu Dao "Samuel The Philosopher" by Liu Dao
"Self-Replicant Me" by Liu Dao "What About Some Coyote Meat Today?" by Liu Dao "Forever Yours" by Liu Dao "Notice Me, Love Me" by Liu Dao "Omawari-San" by Liu Dao "That Girl Helen" by Liu Dao
"Crosscourt Meditation" by Liu Dao "Bicycle Kingdom" by Liu Dao "Wet Weapons" by Liu Dao "Cognitive Dissonance and Harmony" by Liu Dao "Eat Your Vegetables" by Liu Dao "Remains of Future" by Liu Dao
"Bovine Serenity" by Liu Dao "Blue Dream Quilt" by Liu Dao "Electro-graphic Night" by Liu Dao "RE: Your Annoying Habit" by Liu Dao "What Lies Beyond the Wall" by Liu Dao "Invisible Friend" by Liu Dao
"Jiangning Road Station To Qufu Road Station" by Liu Dao "Influential Standard Bodies" by Liu Dao "Bird Talk" by Liu Dao "Steaming Hot" by Liu Dao "Mehari Plage" by Liu Dao "Meanwhile in my old Village" by Liu Dao
"Hanzhong Road Station" by Liu Dao "My Little Treasures" by Liu Dao "Luminous Magnum Opus Nihonshu" by Liu Dao "Downtown Neon Sea" by Liu Dao "Draw A Line In Between" by Liu Dao
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The Geometry Of Binary Life

“We are only particles of change”
Joni Mitchell, Hejira

When we walk into the gallery space of island6 we are struck by the variety of video game characters that many of us have grown up with. Paintings are pixelated as if they were censored. Manga girls try to get out of their frames, inviting us to share the world with them. Digital prints sarcastically mix analogue photography and popular cartoon characters. In these artworks two worlds are mixed: the physical one and a digital one that has been built over the past three decades. Yet, these worlds do not create parallel narratives in our lives, but appear as a single dimension in which the physical and the digital depend on and complete each other. This semi-virtual reality is not composed of unknown elements that scientists and artists have always researched, in an attempt to know what makes life- and what makes art. Instead, it is composed of computable pixels, which irrevocably makes art in the digital era something that derives from measure and construction, rather than abstract analysis. In order to search for new artistic possibilities of digitalism, Liu Dao’s latest exhibition goes deep inside this new digital reality and recreates the fuzzy alternate dimension that we unwillingly but not so reluctantly extend our flesh and blood lives into.

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"The Geometry Of Binary Life" at island6 Shanghai Main Space
“The Geometry Of Binary Life”
island6 main, Shanghai
DATES From September 28th to November 23rd, 2017
VERNISSAGE Thursday, September 28th, from 7:00 - 10:00 pm
ART DIRECTION Nick Hersey & Thomas Charvériat
ART RESEARCH Jin Yun 金云, Ryan Nimmo, Nick Hersey, Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师
VIDEO Video by András Gál // soundtrack (MP3/WAV) by Mychaelangelo Norkus
COORDINATION Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁
VENUE island6 Main Space, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2/F, Shanghai
ARTISTS island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛)

The Liu Dao Collective’s latest exhibition fills the gallery space with video game characters. Paintings are pixelated, manga girls try to get out of their frames, digital prints sarcastically mix analogue photography and popular cartoon characters. In these artworks physical and digital realities are mixed into a single dimension of life made out of pixels: the building elements with which we both augment the real world and build new art with in the 21st century.
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