About the Artwork

[CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO LAUNCH ANIMATION] I don’t know what this used to be or how it used to be used. I can’t imagine why people would’ve made all these objects large and small, smooth and rough, complex and simple. I like to speculate with my butterfly posse about how they might have gone about operating some of these machines. I’ve heard rumors and some solid theories, but the truth is that none of us know. They were gone long before me or any of the others were born. Rumors and stories is all that’s left of them- save of course for all of their stuff. It’s everywhere. You could fly in any direction as long as your wings would let you and not escape the landscape of old homes and things that they used to call their own. Even when you think you’ve gone far enough to escape the mountains of their junk you’ll soon find it’s still there, just under the grassy swaths that have tried to take it back. It suits us just fine, all of this. We’re free to fly about and make our home wherever we see fit.

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.

Old Homes after it's all Said and Done

by Liu Dao

RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
on request
103 x 103 x 5 cm

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