I started to think of it as my own form of personal therapy. Day in and day out, my sole task is to break things apart, to make things as small as possible. At first, this job wore me thin. I was underpaid, underappreciated, over worked, only dwelling on my problems. But then one day everything changed. I started imagining myself overcoming the hardships of my profession by literally envisioning myself breaking everything I hated into tiny, dusty, pathetic crumbs. Seeing my issues lay crumbled and helpless in a sad pile on the ground put a new perspective to my life. Even Heidegger spoke of the therapy associated with the process of destruction and thus the seizing of power. By taking control of my hammer, I have taken back my life.

TITLE "Hunk Of Junk" (废墟中的型男)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Laser projection
EDITION Unique
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
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (performance) • David Keohane (laser animation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • David Keohane (laser animation) • Fabrice Amzel (video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Melani Murkovic (production assistant) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

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