About the Artwork

[CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO LAUNCH ANIMATION] I know all the risks of staying so I’ll just slightly slip away if it’s all the same to you. Only just enough to find out where the walls and borders are. I’ll run my toes along the edge and dream of running wild, fantasize about what these legs might do in open space. I’ll look as casual as ever so no stir is caused but rest assured: I dream entirely of escape. The kind of escape people write books about, the kind that makes crowds cheer and whisper revolution. I dream of burning this domestic prison to the ground and never looking back, not even for the satisfaction of seeing the chars spit through smoky piles of the burnt formalities that caused this insurrection. Don’t be fooled by an image of a lady content with a home and family. I’m already gone...

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.

The Escape Dream

by Liu Dao

RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
on request
114,5 x 114,5 x 16 cm

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