Liu Dao is an electronic art collective that works in multimedia techniques mainly involving LED, interactive components, photography, video, neon, sculpture and post-contemporary painting.
Liu Dao's LED art techniques draw from each member of the collective, involving actors, models, directors, choreographers, cameramen, and computer programmers. The information on the chip within the artwork is communicated by a signal passing through each LED unit, spreading like senses in the delicate framework of the human sensory system, through the physical world and into the mind. The images are presented in frames of all sizes as well as three-dimensional light towers featuring multi-surface displays.
An organic interaction between object and human is embedded in Liu Dao's interactive artworks: Shanghai's surging technological character is embraced and echoed in creations conceived in rumbling subways and high rises blinking with life in a landscape of concrete and metal that acts and reacts with resident humanity. LEDs light up with proximity, mirrors change reflections, stuffed animals speak, wooden masks laugh and videos respond to telephone calls, all through the use of light sensors, GSM modules, sonar range finders, microcontrollers, and IR sensors.