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"Objectum" by Liu Dao
TITLE

"Objectum" (恋物)

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, stainless steel frame
EDITION Unique
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)
BLURB

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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