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"Chinese Witch Hazel" by Liu Dao

"Chinese Witch Hazel" (金缕梅)

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, stainless steel frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 60(W)×60(H)×9(D) cm | 23.7(W)×23.7(H)×3.6(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 17.9 kg | 39.5 lb • CRATED: 32.6 kg | 71.9 lb
CRATE SIZE 72(W)×72(H)×22(D) cm | 28.4(W)×28.3(H)×8.6(D) inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Everyday Frenzies"
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination)

Zhao Feiyan 趙飛燕, the legendary Han Dynasty imperial concubine of Emperor Cheng, was said to have entranced the Emperor with her superb dancing skills. According to legend, she was described to be "light as a swallow and able to dance on one's palm". The mesmerized Emperor later made her his Empress.
Such stories of glitz and glamor, however, hid the truth of the Han dancers's plight. Deprived of freedom and free will, these tragic beauties lived and died at the command of the Emperor and his officials.
In "Chinese Witch Hazel", performer Yeung Sin Ching's 杨倩菁 tribute to the lives and legacies of the Han dancers is captured in hundreds of blinking, animated LED diodes. Like the dancers who have fired our imagination with the transcendent beauty of their movements, she whirls and twirls away into eternity. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS Available. Please contact Red Gate Gallery (Beijing)
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