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 , Wu Yandan , Wang Dongma , Zhang Deli , Zou Susu , Rose Tang ).
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.
\"Pi\", \"The Artist Died Yesterday\", \"Automata\", Urban Lust, Clouds of Crowds\", \"Zero Gravity\", \"PlugIt\", \"Made in Shanghai\", \"Made in China\", Lecture on Digital Arts, \"Nuit Blanche\", \"Eurasia One\", \"Platform for Urban Investigation II\", \"Remote/Contol\", \"Bits, Bytes and Pixels\",