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

"Blood-Money & Bitches" Exhibition Opening at island6 Marina


Dates:
Sat Dec 27, 2014 19:00 - Sat Dec 27, 2014

Location:
Kohkaew, Muang, Thailand

Crime doesn’t usually pay… at least not always in cash. The Liu Dao collective is rolling up their cuffs and doling out “Blood-Money & Bitches,” a hearty artistic cheers to the criminal that simmers below the surface in all men. Through their multimedia wizardry, the collective has set out to explore how our inner gangster and law-abiding citizen selves clash and come alive, especially after the sun sets.

Anticipate a gleefully fiendish array of the collective’s signature multimedia work on display in their glamorous marina-side locale. Provocative art and devilish intentions will mix in all the right ways at the exhibition’s vernissage on Saturday, December 27th. The worst thing you could do in this world might just be to commit a crime without any style, so come join us for a criminally good time. We swear we’ll give you a good alibi...


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"Neuro-Rhumba" Exhibition Opening Night at island6 ShGarden


Dates:
Fri Dec 19, 2014 19:00 - Fri Dec 19, 2014

Location:
Shanghai, China

The Liu Dao art collective has pulled out all the creative stops for their latest mind-melding exhibition. In their perpetual quest to bend the limits of time and space, island6 gears up to tickle your neurons with “Neuro-Rhumba.” This multimedia-soaked brainteaser of an exhibition muses on the many hows and whys of the brain’s reaction to that ultimate inamorta – Art.

Expect a lineup of exclusive new works from Liu Dao, as they direct pulsing diodes and flickering LCD screens in a cerebral symphony that meditates on just what goes on up there in our skulls. The exhibition, equal parts indulgent and analytic, will debut with a cell stirring vernissage on Friday, December 19th at island6 ShGarden. Foaming delights will be served up thanks to our alcohol sponsor, Greene King!


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"Key to Ignition" Opening Night at island6 Hong Kong


Dates:
Thu Dec 11, 2014 19:00 - Thu Dec 11, 2014

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

The Liu Dao art collective simply can’t stop won’t stop producing titillating new artworks for you, and they’ve got a treat for all you residents of the Pearl of the Orient. This time we’ve channelled our highly conceptual artistic mind through a symbol of freedom, imagination, and dynamism – an elegant, gas guzzling horse that runs on a crazy futuristic race – the ubiquitous automobile. This much desired, gleaming metal object that pulses with its purrrr and visual entourage of thoughts, feelings, conversations, and decisions. The car, so essential to identity and movement, and also… so intriguing to use in the pursuit of finding new uncomfortable sex positions.

We are talking to you, you beautiful languorous creature, who continuously admires yourself in the rearview mirror, winking at your wife’s best friend as she perches just behind you. If reclining seats have no secrets anymore and gasoline isn’t the only thing that you often pump in your car… you definitely can’t miss our latest exhibition, “Key To Ignition,” debuting on the evening of Thursday, December 11th at island6 Hong Kong.


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Guilty as Sin - Exhibition Opening Night


Dates:
Fri Oct 17, 2014 19:00 - Fri Oct 17, 2014

Location:
Shanghai, China

In the latest exhibition from the Liu Dao art collective we explore the Seven Deadly Sins through a series of visions inspired not by the labyrinthine, multistoried hells conjured up by Dante and Breughel, but the temptations of modern life driven by self-obsessed consumption, the lust for new technology, the excesses of the selfie generation, and the pulsing in our mobile devices and laptops where sin is just a mouse-click away.

So satisfy your lust, feed your inner glutton, take a naughty selfie, luxuriate on the chaise-lounge of doing-nothing, or rage like a gym-fit Godzilla on steroids and join us at island6 Bund for our latest exhibition “Guilty As Sin,” debuting on the evening of October 17th, from 7:00 - 10:00pm.



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Bark! Hop! Swim! Repeat.


Dates:
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:00 - Sun Nov 02, 2014

Location:
Shanghai, China

Join us at our Garden gallery space in the M50 art district in Shanghai for our latest exhibition "Bark! Hop! Swim! Repeat", a meditation on perceptions of time and the animal kingdom. Physics, time dilation, relativity - unlike us, animals don’t waste time defining time. Humans have become so obsessed with the construct of time that individual moments are lived just for the sake of being recounted. Taking the time to tweet #liveinthenow means that you’ve already missed the “now.” In contrast, Kingdom Animalia lolls around in a constant state of now. A free exhibition. From 3 September 2014 until 2 November 2014.



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