Theory of Time
Daku (India)
Steel truss structure, ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) made letters

The artist believes that Macao is renowned as a city of fortune seekers. It encapsulates the deep-rooted significance of fortune in Chinese culture. Influenced by the teachings of Taoism and Buddhism, which explore concepts of destiny, karma, and spiritual growth, Macao has become a destination where individuals arrive with their own aspirations and hopes, aiming to shape their fortunes according to their unique paths and desires. 

The proposed public art installation will center around the theme of fortune. It explores the role of numbers, which have a significant presence in Macao’s casino culture, to represent the concept of fortune. The intention is to present numbers in a manner that resonates with individuals, allowing them to forge a personal connection with their own fortunes.  

A first-generation graffiti writer from India, Daku currently delves into the exploration of time through the interplay of light and shadow.

Daku has been focusing on a series called “The Theory of Time”. His exploration revolves around the intricate movement of natural light and the captivating shadows it casts across diverse global locations. Motivated by a deep fascination with time, Daku delves into this theory through various forms, scales, and dimensions. He works to create a simulation that gives him an idea of how the shadows would fall on that particular location, day and time. Where there is light, there are shadows. Daku paints with shadows, creating his own contextual canvases.

In addition to his explorations of time, Daku also channels his artistic expression towards addressing broader aspects that shape and impact human existence. His works delve into pressing environmental issues, socio-political dynamics, cultural influences, and advancements in technology. Through his art, Daku aims to provoke thought and engage viewers in contemplating the complex interplay between these multifaceted aspects of our world.

Curator: Qiu Zhijie

Opening Hours: 7:00-19:00

location: Mount Fortress Garden
10/11/2023 - 02/01/2024