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"Waiting for the Wild Forest" at island6 ShGarden

"Waiting for the Wild Forest"

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
-John Muir

Is there anything more bewilderingly beautiful than a vast expanse of untouched natural landscape? A spreading forest with giant trees, plants and vines that move out in all directions as far as the eye can see? It’s a sight that frightens most people twice over, once because of its untamed and unapologetically indifferent level of danger, and again because it stirs in most the shocking realization of just how much we have managed to tame. But despite the towering cities, endless concrete walkways, parking lots, bridges and dams along with all the other things we’ve built up around us, nature lies in wait. Every unattended nook and cranny sprouts a little green, seemingly harmless enough. Left further unattended though, these tiny sprouts hint at what the world might look like without us. So, hell, lets take a little exploratory visual and conceptual stroll through ghost land of tomorrow. How might that happen and what might that look like? [...Read more ↓ ]

"Waiting for the Wild Forest" at island6 ShGarden
"Waiting for the Wild Forest"
iisland6 main, Shanghai
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat
ART RESEARCH Jin Yun 金云, Song Jinxuan 宋堇萱, Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师
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)

Liu Dao goes back to its roots…well, maybe not its roots but roots in general. “Waiting for the Wild Forest” looks at the elegant simplicity and relentlessness of nature. It's a show about (and for) those roots and vines and leaves and trees. The beauty they create when they come to take the word back from us is something you can see all around if you know where to look. Plants are the real fighters, never ceasing to burst through the cracks and reclaim their turf. “Waiting for the Wild Forest” is an LED studded ode to that beautiful battle. (read more >>>)

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