We built this together, it was a labour of love, and I watched your metamorphosis with keen eyes. I nurtured you with deep intent; for I knew you would go on to do great things. I can’t say you were the first, and undoubtedly you won’t be the last but I do know you formed the integral part of me. These past years we have learnt so much about each other, though it would be foolish to say it hasn’t been without its hardships. It was a special partnership, I had the tools and you had the materials, it’s easy to see that we made a great team. I watched the culmination of our hard work, and at the delight and entertainment you spread- I can truly say that was when I fell for you. I know it will be long time before the walls start crumbling down around us, and I have to watch helplessly as our memories get washed into the sea.
ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA: RGB LED display, acrylicpainting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE: 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) inches
CREDITS: Jin Yun 金云(painting) • Zhang Wang Yang 张汪洋 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Anto Lau (art direction & animation) • Fabrice Amzel (video) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Melani Murkovic (production assistant) • Cecilia Garcia (video assistant)• Kathleen McCampbell (author)
For more information: island6.org/BuildingOurEmpire.html