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Mirroring (2008) by Dong Ma WANG
82 × 153 × 6 cm
LCD screen, IR sensor, media player

Exhibited in "Clouds of Crowds"
Liu Dao 六岛 (realization) • Wang Dongma 王东马 (video animation) • Thomas Charvériat (technical direction) • Yang Longhai 杨龙海 (assembly direction) • Yan Jiaqing 严加青 (production assistant)

"Mirroring" is a proximity activated interactive mirror created by the collective Liu Dao 六岛 (art direction: Wang Dongma 王东马). As the viewer walks by an antique wooden mirror, his reflection triggers another one: a little girl combing her hair. Liu Dao’s approach to technology is one made upon his thoughts towards the great change in Chinese culture during the last decade. Liu Dao shows a tension between the traditional living conditions and the most advanced technology of which China is the cradle. With this work made out of wood and video screen- the old and the new hightech - Liu Dao displays the traditional family values and the newly constituted relationships holding it together, revealing the very personal struggle he encountered while developing his own artistic identity.


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