"Flight Of Fancy"

Liu Dao 六岛


From December 04th you are invited to visit this exhibition in collaboration with island 6 (Shanghai).
Venue: Passeig de Gràcia, 52-53, Local 2, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

By appointment at pantocratorgallery@gmail.com

 


 

Liu Dao que traducido al inglés significa “island6” es un colectivo de jóvenes talentos con sede en Shanghai. Ellos mismos dicen ser “freakies” de la tecnología, inspirados por todo lo que sea innovación e interacción de las máquinas con el individuo, produciendo arte de vanguardia desde la contemplación del futuro y del pasado de Asia.

A partir de un foro comunitario Liu Dao trabaja en torno a un arte visual, interactivo y conceptual en el que el humor y la ironía son un factor determinante en la siempre sorprendente y refrescante aplicación de las nuevas tecnologías.

Desde el inicio de Liu Dao, pintores, escultores, fotógrafos, cineastas, artistas de nuevos medios, y artistas de la imagen digital y el software, bailarines, escritores, ingenieros y curadores trabajan juntos para producir las piezas finales.

FILOSOFÍA: El espíritu y el propósito detrás de todas las obras de arte de Liu Dao, es el de la “colaboración”. El grupo hace hincapié en la interacción entre artistas, curadores y técnicos en el proceso de crear y experimentar con el objetivo de beneficiar directamente a la escena del arte emergente contemporánea de China.

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island6 is an "art collective" and all artworks are produced by a team of art professionals that works in multimedia techniques mainly involving LED, interactive components, photography, video, neon, sculpture and post-contemporary paint. Liu Dao's LED art techniques draw from each member of the collective, involving actors, models, directors, choreographers, cameramen, and computer programmers. The information on the chip within the artwork is communicated by a signal passing through each LED unit, spreading like senses in the delicate framework of the human sensory system, through the physical world and into the mind. The images are presented in frames of all sizes as well as three-dimensional light towers featuring multi-surface displays.

An organic interaction between object and human is embedded in Liu Dao's interactive artworks: Shanghai's surging technological character is embraced and echoed in creations conceived in rumbling subways and high rises blinking with life in a landscape of concrete and metal that acts and reacts with resident humanity. LEDs light up with proximity, mirrors change reflections, stuffed animals speak, wooden masks laugh and videos respond to telephone calls, all through the use of light sensors, GSM modules, sonar range finders, microcontrollers, and IR sensors. Liu Dao also incorporates all the cultural and aesthetic values of traditional historical Chinese imagery.
Each artwork is a unique edition which comes with a certificate of authenticity signed and dated, attesting his uniqueness.

 

Pantocrátor Gallery