"Old Homes after it's all Said and Done" (故园风雨后)

Liu Dao

I don’t know what this used to be or how it used to be used. I can’t imagine why people would’ve made all these objects large and small, smooth and rough, complex and simple. I like to speculate with my butterfly posse about how they might have gone about operating some of these machines. I’ve heard rumors and some solid theories, but the truth is that none of us know. They were gone long before me or any of the others were born. Rumors and stories is all that’s left of them- save of course for all of their stuff. It’s everywhere. You could fly in any direction as long as your wings would let you and not escape the landscape of old homes and things that they used to call their own. Even when you think you’ve gone far enough to escape the mountains of their junk you’ll soon find it’s still there, just under the grassy swaths that have tried to take it back. It suits us just fine, all of this. We’re free to fly about and make our home wherever we see fit.

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collageteakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
SIZE 103(W)×103(H)×5(D) cm


Title: "Old Homes after it's all Said and Done" (故园风雨后)
Artist: Liu Dao
Year: 2015
Dimension: 103x103x5x
Category: Other