island6
Since 2006
contact@island6.org
Works in Shanghai China

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BIO
In 2007 island6 Arts Center, under the artistic direction of Thomas Charveriat & Zane Mellupe, founded Liu Dao, a collective of six Chinese artists (Yang Longhai 杨龙海, Wu Yandan 吴艳丹, Wang Dongma 王东马, Zhang Deli 张德丽, Zou Susu 邹林峰, Rose Tang 罗丝唐).

Liu Dao is an electronic and interactive art group where artists and technologists actively engage with culture, addressing the issues and concerns of our time.

Liu Dao challenges convention, encourages collaboration and celebrates the hack. Liu Dao explores the cultural potential in the convergence of art, technology and science, and their discovery is applied toward the benefit of the artist community.
Interaction is generated in the environment but also within the art pieces. The use of technology such as sensors, motion-tracking devices, GPRS modem controlled videos, sonar rangefinders or "Arduino" microcontrollers are utilized to create interactive pieces that challenge current digital interfaces and interactivity solutions and develop new forms of expression through new media technologies. Liu Dao produces interactive installations, electronic art, performance and multimedia shows in Shanghai. The curatorial program reflects new cultural roles for visual and sound art, and the confluence of tradition and technology.

island6 Arts Center promotes artists by addressing the public, supporting digital research and experimentation, developing collaborative projects with partners and contacts worldwide, and maintaining informative websites on the history and current practice of electronic art in China.
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EVENT

"Between Red Queens" at island6 Shanghai Bund


Dates:
Fri May 08, 2015 11:30 - Wed Jul 08, 2015

Location:
Shanghai, China

In their latest exploration of environment, Liu Dao questions mankind's conscious push to out-evolve the competition. This multimedia meditation on a dynamic evolutionary model, The Red Queen Hypothesis, dives into just what makes us tick, and the lengths we'll go to outrun the clock.

Vernissage:
Friday, the 8th of May, from 7:00 to 10:00pm
(Show will continue to 8th July)

Where:
island6 Bund
17 Fuzhou Lu, G/F (near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu)
Shanghai 200002, P.R.C
Chinese Address: 黄浦区福 州路17号 (近中山东一路)


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Broken Bones & Bruises at island6 ShGarden


Dates:
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:00 - Thu Jun 18, 2015

Location:
Shanghai, China

Sinew, spit, sensations, and slips - just how do we keep our bodies together with everything we put them through? Liu Dao has explored the mind, and it's high time they turned their LED eyes to the bodies that execute all the lewd, lustful, and lovely things our brains persuade us to do.



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Babble Jabber at island6 Hong Kong


Dates:
Tue Mar 10, 2015 19:00 - Mon May 11, 2015

Location:
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Do you ever think in circles only to discover that your mind really is a circle and it’s a knotty maze of chaos and circles have no end and wow *#%! you really are crazy after all…. Welcome to the slippery edge of sanity, where tornados of absurdity and abstruse clouds of hazy climatic beginnings are waiting to push you over the edge. Toe the line of socially acceptable behavior with “Babble Jabber,” a multimedia exploration of bottomless lunacy by the Shanghai-based Liu Dao art collective.

Do you know yourself well enough to trust the clamoring voices in your head? Trust them when they beg you to allow your entire labyrinth-like dreams to come to life when “Babble Jabber” unfolds at island6 Hong Kong. The dynamically deranged exhibition opens with an insanely elegant vernissage on the evening of March 10th, from 7-10pm at 1 New Street, Sheung Wan. Join the island6 crew as they take a leap into the deep end of the human psyche while sipping a handpicked selection of libations from our sponsor, Catangi Wine, that are sure to get the mind (and other things…) flowing.



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“Under the Glow of the Red Lanterns” Art Opening at island6 Marina


Dates:
Thu Feb 19, 2015 19:00 - Thu Feb 19, 2015

Location:
Kohkaew, Muang, Thailand

We’re sweeping out the last year and welcoming the Year of the Goat! To celebrate the vibrant wonder of Chinese New Year, island6 has created an exhibition that captures this eruption of dazzling colors, scents, and tastes, when fireworks crackle amongst the stars and softly glowing lanterns line the streets during this once-a-year spectacle.

In true island6-form, we’re throwing a Chinese New Year party to fete our new exhibition and to greet the Lunar New Year with style. Join us on the evening of February 19th as we open “Under the Glow of the Red Lanterns” at island6 Marina with a decadent vernissage sure to stock you up with enough luck, love, glamour, and creativity to last for an entire year!

When:
Thursday, the 19th of February, from 7:00 – 11:00pm

Where:
island6 Marina
Royal Phuket Marina
68 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Rd
Kohkaew, Muang

Map: http://island6.org/island6Marina.html


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"On Doing Laundry" Exhibition Opening Night Event at island6


Dates:
Sat Jan 31, 2015 19:00 - Sat Jan 31, 2015

Location:
Shanghai, China

Are you generally tired of airing out your dirty laundry and coming clean for the things you’ve done wrong? Do you sometimes contemplate committing awful acts but are held at bay by some deep-seated pang of social obligation? If so, the Liu Dao art collective invites you to explore the possibility of remaining delightfully dirty in their latest exhibition, “On Doing Laundry: The Idiot’s Guide to Undertaking Naughty Deeds and Getting Away With It.”

This visual how-to guide on all matters of roguery takes viewers on a multimedia romp through the eccentric collective mind of Liu Dao. Featuring a flickering array of LED mischief-makers, “On Doing Laundry” invades the island6 flagship gallery in M50 on Saturday, January 31st. Join the island6 crew in the impish fun at the exhibition’s opening night party, from 7-10pm. Expect original music from Pan Daijing and an array of quirky new artworks from Liu Dao!



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