In the Eastern Orient, the great philosopher, Lao Tzu, once said “Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.” I followed that same line and found myself in the Western Sahara. Far from the East and sleeping under stars in make shift camps, watching the sun disappear over infinite sand dunes. It was one such night that she appeared to me in a vision from afar, I could make out her outline against the bare landscape. The way she moved, her hypnotic snake like movements compelled me to lose my senses and stare. She kept getting smaller and smaller, and upon realising she was walking away from me, I went to follow her. My wits quickly returned when comprehending that I could follow her path line for hours into this dark abyss of a desert, but would easily lose myself in this raw landscape rendering me vulture food. Instead, I just stared on after her, knowing we were on the same thread but viewing it from two different sides.

TITLE "Muse Of Maghreb" (玛格里布的缪斯)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Laser projection
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE Variable
TECH SPECS INPUT 90-264V AC, FUSE F3A, Blue Laser 30mw, cruzer fit sandisk 4gb
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 2.4 kg | 5.3 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE • "The Art Of Wu Wei" at island6 Shanghai
Du Du (performance) • David Keohane (laser animation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Cecilia Garcia (video assistant) • Margaret Johnson (production assistant)

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