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"Seasons of Silk" by Liu Dao
TITLE

"Seasons of Silk" (丝绸的季节)

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, stainless steel frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 42(W)×42(H)×8(D) cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3.1(D) inches
TECH SPECS 2× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 8.5 kg | 18.7 lb • CRATED: 18.36 kg | 40.4 lb
CRATE SIZE 52(W)×52(H)×19(D) cm | 20.5(W)×20.5(H)×7.5(D) inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Everyday Frenzies"
CREDITS Li Lingxi 李翎溪 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Tony Argueta (set lighting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (camera assistant) • Pete Bradt (camera assistant) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination)
BLURB

In 1636, though Han Chinese women remained in trousers and tunics, Han Chinese men were forced to shave their foreheads and sport the now infamous qipao. Of course these qipao were not the figure skimming sheaths of Shanghainese fame; those arrived almost 300 years later when the young and fabulous of the big Chinese cities nipped and tucked the old Manchu style into the figure flattering qipao (Shanghainese: zansae) that we know today. Over the course of the last century the “mandarin-style dress” has been an international symbol for the exotic allure of Chinese women. It has persisted through changes in government, economy, and culture, remaining the quintessential garb of the Chinese beauty. In this LED artwork Li Lingxi 李翎溪 lies crushed like a delicate flower preserved between leaves of a book. As she touches the surface of the glass holding her apart from the viewer her background shifts colour and, like the changing eras, casts a new light on her classically beautiful and ever present qipao. [Brittney O'Neill]

STATUS Available. Please contact Red Gate Gallery (Beijing)
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