1. "Ideas Declared Dead" (想法宣布无效)

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    Ideas tend to die violent deaths if they’re held on to past their practical use. This is how revolutions happen sometimes. A long attacked idea has been marriage. It used to make a lot of sense for purposes that were legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual and religious, or some combination of these. These reasons to wed have become tarnished and a bit outdated over the years, becoming either obsolete or easily replaced by something else. Maybe marriage will finally die the day that we figure out how not to: higher life expectancies have long been to blame for divorce- not many people want to spend 80 years with one other person. Makes you wonder what will happen to marriage if we ever learn how to significantly extend our lifespans- would anyone really want to be married for 150 years? [Ryan Nimmo] ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: TFT display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, teakwood frame, powered speakers EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2015 SIZE: 73(W)×47.5(H)×7(D) cm | 28.7(W)×18.7(H)×2.8(D) inches CREDITS : Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Jiang Jun 江军(performance) • David Poppell (sound design) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Anto Lau (art direction & video animation) • Jean Le Guyader(documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Jessica Martinelli& Leo McGuinness (voice) To read more please visit: http://www.island6.org/IdeasDeclaredDead.html#

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    • "I Never Saw You Again" (再会不再见)

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      In the hey-day of my youth I remember catching just a glimpse of you in some musty back-alley shisha bar in some exotic country I was passing through. Of course I went out of my way to look a little longer, to wonder about you a little more intensely. I imagined walking over to you and starting a conversation, us both speaking the same language and having some similar interests. We’d talk all night through the hookah smoke and end up head over heels, laughing at each others’ jokes and making love until the sun came up. I would decide to stay with you and get a job at some café, not making much money but being happy with you. We’d have a couple kids and grow old together, making a life for ourselves that most would kill for. I thought about all this and more but I walked right past you and out the door. I never saw you again but I still think about you sometimes. Usually when I’m mowing the lawn. [Ryan Nimmo] ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2015 SIZE: 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) inches CREDITS : Katrina Louy 卡萨琳娜 (model) • Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat art direction & (technical guidance) • Anto Lau (art direction & video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) •Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting) To read more please visit: http://www.island6.org/INeverSawYouAgain.html

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      • Ode To Travel

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        This video is a collection of video clips collected while travelling. A full list of locations is available at the end of the video. As I reflected on the fantastic places I had been, and the wonderful people I have met, the words just seemed to flow easily. I hope you enjoy it.

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        • "A Pyrrhic Victory" (得不偿失的胜利)

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          This fight was transformed into a personal matter. They had long wanted to find us, but it was more difficult than I thought. The first punch I threw was tremendous. He flew from the middle of the street to the next corner. He looked at me defiantly and did not hesitate to attack me strongly with his metal hands. I heard a great explosion and everything suddenly clouded. They said that we fought for hours, but I do not remember anything, I just woke up with the feeling of glory but also with tremendous pain throughout my body, what had really happened? I never saw him again. The only thing I know is that he is working in some car factory near Beijing and, of course, he is married to the girl for whom we started the fight at the beginning. I’m no longer sure I won that battle in the first place. [Antonieta Landa] ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 SIZE: 67(W)×48(H)×5(D) cm | 26.4(W)×19(H)×2(D) inches CREDITS : Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) •Anto Lau (art direction & animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) To read more please visit: http://www.island6.org/APyrrhicVictory.html

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          • "A Picture of a Man Called UrgeToLive" (一张信想活男人的照片)

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            Uncontrollable urges are creative in their escape routes, and the urge to live is a self-manufacturing, godlike emotion feeding on anything in its path to beget a process of mutual internalization in the way bees vibrate to disseminate the information that food has been found. "A Picture of a Man Called UrgeToLive" shows Chaim Gebber sharing the entrancement of zealous dancing with the viewer, as he expresses insuppressible joy through nifty, clever footwork. In response to Hemmingway’s six-word story: “These aren’t baby shoes, they’re not for sale, and they’re definitely being worn.” ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: LED display, cotton, teakwood frame EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2009 SIZE: 120×16×8 cm | 47×6×3 inches CREDITS : Chaim Gebber (performance) • Cai Duobao 蔡多宝 (video animation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zane Mellupe (art direction) To read more please visit: http://island6.org/APictureOfAMan.html

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            • "A Personal Revolution" (一个人的革命)

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              I twirl and I whirl, and I am one of many millions, doing my job and performing the right gestures. Every spin is perfectly executed, because like a cog in a giant machine, I cannot make a single misstep, or the entire mechanism grinds to a nasty halt. Does that make me the perfect automaton? Does blood flow through my veins, or do electronic diodes power my limbs? When I lift my arm in that flawless arc, is it muscle or circuitry that makes it look so beautiful? These thoughts follow my impeccable dance – left, right, up, down, hold your head up! Right foot forward, now left-turn – and suddenly I am tempted to leap down from my suffocating platform and run away screaming. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳] 我转哪转,我是千百万人中的一个,日复一日的做着我的工作并执行着正确的姿势。每个旋转完美呈现 就好似一个巨大的机器里的齿轮,我绝不能有任何一个闪失,否则整部机器就此停歇罢工。 这是否就让我成为了一部完美的永动机呢?血是否还在我的血管里流动,或只是电子二极管支配着我的四肢? 当我抬起我的胳膊并划出这完美的弧线,是肌肉还是电路使得它看起来如此美丽? 这些想法遵循着我那无可挑剔的舞蹈, 无时不刻地蹦出左,右,上,下,抬头!右脚向前,现在左转突然我很想从我那令人窒息的平台纵身飞跃, 然后纵情呐喊般地逃脱。 ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: LED display, stainless steel structure EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2009 SIZE: 21×21×126 cm | 8.3×8.3×49.6 inches CREDITS : Wu Yandan 吴艳丹 (performance) • Tom Lee Pettersen (video animation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zane Mellupe (production direction) To read more please visit: http://island6.org/APersonalRevolution.html

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              • "A Pause" (停顿)

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                ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: LED display, cotton, teakwood frame EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2009 SIZE: 120×16×8 cm | 47×6×3 inches CREDITS : Wu Yandan 吴艳丹 (performance & choregraphy) • Tom Lee Pettersen (video animation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zane Mellupe (production direction) To read more please visit: http://island6.org/APause.html

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                • "A Not So Still Kind Of Life" (会动的静物画)

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                  Still lifes are often passed over for splashier contemporary genres or the dignified carcasses of ancient art, but do they really only deserve the waning minutes of a museum visit? You think, oh look here, another vase with flowers, another bowl of oranges, another slab of meat on a table, but when the layers are peeled away, such artworks reveal a complex window onto the culture that produced and admired such paintings. Backgrounds in the works of artists like Adriaen van der Spelt and Frans van Mieries often included references to classical myths that were enjoyed by those in on the joke. Certain types of flowers, such as red and white tulips in seventeenth-century Netherlands, were examples of the most expensive and desirable blooms, thus symbolizing wealth and power. The insects that crawled over decaying specimens aren’t just lifelike touches; they represent the passage of time and the fleeting quality of human wealth and power. The snapshot of yesteryear, still lifes can tell us a lot about the material culture that produced them. What then, do electronic butterflies say about you? What does your standing here, in this exact spot, say about the life you’ve lived and breathed? Carry on. [Kathleen McCampbell] ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 SIZE: 48(W)×67(H)×7(D) cm | 19(W)×26.4(H)×2.75(D) inches CREDITS : Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Anto Lau (art direction & animation) • Thomas Charvériat(art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (production assistant & documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) To read more please visit: http://island6.org/ANotSoStillKindOfLife.html

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                  • "A Modern Day Song Jiang" (松江新生活)

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                    The vase itself was easy enough to acquire. I was in and out of there, didn't trip the alarms, managed to pick the right one (all these bleeding vases look the bloody same don't they?) But on the way home, the strangest thing happened, these bloody butterflies appear out of nowhere and start following me. What the f**k? I'm trying to get away from the scene of the crime and here are these fluttering little f**ks making me look as obvious as possible. Well needless to say I managed to get home and other than a few raised eyebrows and me looking like Dr Doolittle, I got away with my golden egg. The only issue now is, these bleeding butterflies won't leave me the f*ck alone, taking up residency in my house and living in the vase, next they'll be claiming squatters rights. But this pretty little painted vase will fetch me a pretty little penny and I can retire in Magaluffe with a nice villa. I just hope these bloody butterflies will have f*cked off by then. [Cecilia Garcia] ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 SIZE: 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×9(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3.5(D) inches CREDITS : Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • 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) To read more please visit: http://www.island6.org/AModernDaySongJiang.html

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                    • "A Fishy Affair" (鱼贯而入)

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                      An unsuspecting arowana in Nanming market of Southwest China's Guizhou province recently made headlines when it sold for RMB88,000. Let's say that you, in search of that elusive lucky break that will bring forth (as the popular Chinese ditty goes) "barrel after barrel of gold", purchase this fish. Now, the mere possession of a fortuitously-named "dragon fish", purchased at a suitably auspicious price, is not enough to guarantee prosperity. How many fish do you intend to keep it with? (Two: good; nine: great) Where will you place it? (Bedroom, kitchen: bad) Which direction should your lucky fish face? The factors governing abundance are too numerous to compute. For many Chinese, the way to luck equals 99% hard work and 1% success. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳] ARTIST: Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA: LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame EDITION: Unique DATE: Made in island6, Shanghai 2012 SIZE: 42(W)×42(H)×8(D) cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3.1(D) inches CREDITS : Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (video assistant) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jack Mur( video) • Katharina Droste (video assistant) To read more please visit: http://www.island6.org/AFishyAffair.html

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