1. "The Observer Effect" (观察者效应)


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    The very act of measuring something can change the thing. No matter how quiet you try to be or invisible you think you are. Watching is a manufactured idea that is a non-possibility- you are part of the scene. This is commonly known as the observer effect. The most widely used analogy for this is when you check the pressure of a tire, which is almost impossible to do without letting a little bit of air out. The observer effect is very real, so real in fact that it can be found in particle physics, thermodynamics, electronics and quantum mechanics. It has been responsible for countless scientific mistakes when not taken into account. I only bring this up because the noises you make while looking at this artwork might affect the very thing you’re observing. But did the other people around you affect your noises? And what affected them? ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, sound sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, teakwood frame DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2015 SIZE: 103(W)×103(H)×5(D) cm | 40.5(W)×40.5(H)×2(D) inches CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Anto Lau (art direction & video animation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor) • David Poppell(sound design) • Irmantas Bortnikas (video documentation). To read more please visit: island6.org/TheObserverEffect.html

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    • 2014 Worldwide MBA Alumni Gala - Shanghai Station


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      Held by MBA Bibles, this event brought togehter 400+ MBA Alumni all over the world to get connected and inspire with each other.The 2nd World MBA Alumni Forum will come to Shanghai again this July. Follow us at www.mbabibles.com to keep updated.

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      • Kids Museum of Glass Shanghai


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        The Kids Museum of Glass in Shanghai is China’s first children’s design museum. A playground, an art space, a second classroom and an event venue: altogether, the Kids Museum of Glass is a multifunctional and exciting new experience, which aims to become the new cultural destination for families with children in Shanghai and beyond. This educational design space, a former industrial workshop, is marked by kaleidoscopic patterns, natural materials and contrasting sleek blackened glass surfaces. Street inspired materials such as simple plywood and sterling board give the space an edgy, playful and welcoming feel. The Kids Museum of Glass is the newest addition to the ever-growing G+ Park, one of Shanghai’s trendsetting creative hubs. wwww.kmog.org

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        • From Shanghai to Canberra - Pianos as Public Art


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          This project was a collaboration between the Cross-Cultural Design Research Lab at the University of Canberra, Faculty of Arts and Design (Graphic Design), UC Music and Shanghai Normal University. It was sponsored by the Office of the DVCE (Deputy Vice Chancellor of Education) at the University of Canberra. During a two day workshop - 4 visiting students and one lecturer from Shanghai painted 4 pianos on the UC campus in Bruce, Australian Capital Territory (Australia). The designs were inspired by the group's impressions of the natural landscape surrounding the campus, their own Chinese heritage as well as visits to important cultural institutions in Canberra. The Pianos are now laced around campus taking their place as public, interactive art. Workshop Leaders: Dr. Lisa Scharoun & Dr. Fanke Peng (founders of the Cross-Cultural Design Lab) Participating students: Yinong Qian, Chengyu Wang, Zhang Hao He, Ruiqi Wang (Shanghai Normal University) Visiting Lecturer: Kevin He (Shanghai Normal University) Videographer: Jace Martin

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          • 'Shanghai Odyssey' - Jane Fielder paints Shanghai


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            Jane Fielder was in Shanghai for just three weeks at the beginning of April 2015 supported by www.artmartuk.com. In that time she completed an exciting body of work, had it prepared for exhibiting and hung it at Gallery 8 on The Bund in Shanghai. The preview was extremely well attended by people from over 20 countries, including two internationally exhibited artists. The response was fantastically enthusiastic. This video short produced by Mike Kilyon shows the story of Jane's Shanghai Odyssey.

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            • The Interview


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              Chen is a painter who lives in a small village in Hangzhou, China. He makes a small amount of money living off his art and he lives a simple life. One day, Mister Lin, a shady boss from Shanghai contacts him for an interview in his company. The movie explores the confrontation between a Chinese artist's dreams and the corporate reality of huge Chinese megalopolises. WINNER - PRIX ARRQ BEST DIRECTOR - FANTASIA 2014 Director | Jeremy Rubier Assistant Director | Allen Lv Producer | Clark Wang/Jeremy Rubier Written by | Jeremy Rubier Cinematographer | Benjamin Antonio Composer | Julien R. enté Sound Designers | Mike Hough Editor | Jeremy Rubier Visual Effects Supervisor | Robin Mahieux With Takuya Komatsu Nigi ZhuHong Jay Meng Color Correction: Technicolor shanghai

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              • Shanghai


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                Travel documentary

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                • China • 2014, HD • Postcards from South-East Asia


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                  NB: Due to uploading restrictions, this is the compressed version of the original video. To see a higher quality version, please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR9P13MT0D8 Postcards from South-East Asia are a series of travel videos I filmed on location while travelling throughout south-east Asia from 2013 to present. I backpacked through China, travelling from my home in Hong Kong across land to Beijing 2000 miles away, and back again. From Hong Kong, I took the train to Guangzhou, visiting the former European residences from the age of the Canton trading system. From Guangzhou, I took the train to Guilin and a bamboo raft on the River Li to Yangshou, home of the beautiful limestone rocks. From there, I visited the famous Longsheng rice terraces before taking my next train to Xi'an. At Xi'an, I visited Mount Hua (Huashan), the mountain made famous from many Chinese calligraphy paintings. A 27-hour train ride later, I arrived in Pingyao for a day, the first Chinese city to have a bank and become a minor financial hub before British Hong Kong swiftly took over in the mid-1800s. From Pingyao I went to Datong, visiting the Hanging Monastery and Yungang Grottos of Buddha statutes. An hour's train ride later, I was in Beijing, visiting the Forbidden City, White Pagoda, Tianenmen Square and the Great Wall of China. I then took a 24-hour train ride back home to Hong Kong. If you would like any information about my trip, or travelling in China solo, please leave a comment. Thanks. Captured using: Canon EOS 700D + EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Edited using: Final Cut Pro X Music: George Ezra - Budapest (No Vocals) & Jia Peng Fang - Silent Moon I do not own the rights to this song. Video for personal, not commercial use. Facebook: www.facebook.com/postcardsftw 500px: 500px.com/pcfromseasia YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCo5jny1ZqDTxX4ggc9CtrNg Vimeo: vimeo.com/user10611493/videos

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                  • "Twelve Celestial Goggles" (十二只神奇的小泡泡)


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                    Lei Shifu and Huo Nainai live in a quiet, maze-like nong tang hidden off the relentlessly fashionable Nanjing Xi Lu. Ignored by the hip-erati, photographed by tourists and thankfully forgotten by ambitious property developers, Lei, Huo, and their posse of fellow septuagenarians spend their days sitting under deciduous plantane trees, surrounded by lines of laundry and mountains of junk. Their children have moved on. Their friends have passed. They wouldn't recognise the Pudong skyline if they had the energy to totter over to the Bund to see it. Their Daily Tweets come from the little chirping caged birds outside their flats. Much like the pretty choten gan bobbing about in tiny spheres, the original denizens of Shanghai - its first movers and shakers - are increasingly isolated in the hub-bub of modern development. The familiar is shrinking, day by day, into glass-encased bubbles. All they can do now is gape and gawk, goggle-eyed, at a city that is jetting out, further and further away from shore. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳] ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: LCD screen, magnifying lenses, stainless steel frame EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2012 SIZE: 109(W)×109(H)×9(D) cm | 42.9(W)×42.9(H)×3.5(D) inches CREDITS : Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (production supervisor) • Fabrice Amzel (video) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (video documentation) To read more please visit: http://www.island6.org/TwelveCelestialGoggles.html

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                    • "Twins" (双胞胎)


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                      Turning up to the enormous stripy tent, I was in awe to see a lady with a beard and man as tall as I could perceive. I passed my ticket down to a chap that came up to my waist, 45 yrs of age he was, they were a hard pair to place. Walking past a Liger and a bear I sat in my stand seeming to be the last one to take my seat. “Roll up Roll up” a man in a glorious coat appears. Beside him an assistant that took my breath away, perfect black hair, piercing eyes, and faultlessly sculpted nose and ears. She helped him with his tricks and trades smiling sweetly and bowing for the praise. After every act she disappears, immediately appearing from another entrance with a glorious long plait in her hair and an outfit showing a little more skin than the last. I stand and applaud her final act, nearly naked she moves so fast in doorways on elephants and swinging from rope. As I leave my seat and yonder out from the tent I spy in the distance two ladies as if mirrored, naked, walking hand in hand with perfect black hair and beautifully formed bodies… and then, it dawned on me. [Ellie Strange] ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: LED display, wire brushed stainless steel frame EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2008 SIZE: 42×42×8 cm | 16.5×16.5×3 inches CREDITS : Li Lingxi 李翎溪 (performance) • Zane Mellupe (art direction) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Yang Longhai 杨龙海 (assembly direction) • Cai Duobao 蔡多宝 (video animation) To read more please visit: http://www.island6.org/Twins.html

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