About the Artwork

Oh my! Why did the invitation come at the worst possible time? A party with everybody that is anybody took place and I was invited! If only I wouldn’t have felt so damn ugly I would have been more enthusiastic. Why couldn’t I get my hair to stay the way I wanted it to, no hairspray in the world could have fixed this mess that was I. The only thing I had to wear was that little red dress which I’m sure looked horrific on me that day. But I went anyway. What a beautiful night it could have been, if only I hadn’t drunk that bottle of wine at home prior to leaving. I gave the song “I could have danced all night” a new meaning. I was swirling, spinning, jumping and laughing. It was no wonder that I kept spilling my Bloody Mary. My dress was covered in crimson gore dripping down my legs until finally it joined the thick puddle which I was dancing through. Embarrassing? No, this was by far worse.

About the Company

Liu Dao is a Shanghai-based art collective of tech-geeks and creative talents driven by innovation and interaction. The collective produces cutting edge art that constantly contemplates the future of Asia, engages sights and scenes from old and new China and elevates the skills of new talents by working from a communal forum. Liu Dao's art is visual, interactive, conceptual, humorous, and somber - but always striking, always involving fresh takes on modern technology, and always the product of collaboration. Island6 Arts Center often features guest directors and guest curators for different exhibitions, allowing an international and cross-cultural foundation for original ideas to be born from many sources of input rather than one.

Dreaming In Crimson

by Liu Dao island6

2013
LED display, paper collage, stainless steel structure
on request
Size
138 x 32 x 32 cm
Location
Shanghai

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