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

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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"No Boat, No Brio" Exhibition Opening Night at island6 Marina


Dates:
Sat Jan 10, 2015 19:00 - Sat Jan 10, 2015

Location:
Kohkaew, Muang, Thailand

Like the sea, Liu Dao doesn’t know fatigue, and certainly has no mercy. That’s why we’ve barely given you a moment to rest between our heady exhibitions! We may curse like sailors, but we also dream like them. In a nod to island6 Marina's seaside perch and an ode to man's ceaseless quest to tame Poseidon's domain, Liu Dao presents "No Boat, No Brio." Washing in on an electrically high tide, this exhibition is a multimedia love letter to the sea and the depths it reveals within those that sail its waters.

The meditative “No Boat, No Brio” is a reminder to turn off the engines and dock in the port of bravado. Heed the sirens’ melodious call and uncork that good bottle of wine you’ve stowed away in the boat’s cellar for ages. Pull up that anchor and join us when the exhibition opens with a elegant party at island6 Marina on the evening of Saturday, January 10th from 7-10pm at our location in the Royal Phuket Marina. There’s no better way to start off the new year than with the Liu Dao crew!


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"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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