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"Objectum" by Liu Dao

"Objectum" (恋物)

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, stainless steel frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 60(W)×120(H)×8(D) cm | (W)×(H)×3.1(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 33.76 kg |74.27 lb • CRATED: 54.7 kg | 120.34 lb
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "20 Years – Two Generations of Artists at Red Gate" (Beijing)
CREDITS Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (paper collage) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production coordination)

Shanghai is known to be a bargain-hunter’s paradise. In the grimy industrial blocks of the clothing markets on Qipu Lu (七浦路), locals, tourists, and shop-owners push through milling throngs of people darting from shop to similar-shop in search of the best cheaply-made blouse to spend 20 RMB on. In two months, seams will come apart; hems will unravel; sleeves will fray, and it’s back to the markets to get the next piece of clothing. It is a self-perpetuating cycle of consumption, fuelled by human greed and poor workmanship. Objectum, a sister piece to Forgotten Form, ponders the bizarre phenomenon of the allure cheap apparel has for thousands of women (and men). We worship before the altar of badly-made clothes, and like the flitting butterflies caged within the looming god of a dressmaker’s dummy, we are captured by our own irrationality and stinginess. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS Available. Please contact Red Gate Gallery (Beijing)
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