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"22, v'là les flics!" by Liu Dao
TITLE "22, v'là les flics!" (快跑!警察来了!)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, black stained teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2012
SIZE 109(W)×109(H)×9(D) cm | 42.9(W)×42.9(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS DELL G2410t LCD, HD26 player
WEIGHT

UNCRATED: 43.7 kg | 96 lb • CRATED: 75.5 kg | 166 lb

CRATE SIZE

120(W)×120(H)×20(D) cm | 47(W)×47(H)×7.8(D) inches

EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Ooh La La!" at studio rouge on the bund
CREDITS Jelina (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jack Mur (video assistant) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Camille Jaganathen (video documentation) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙)
BLURB

黑猫来了,快跑,快逃! "The black cat is coming, run, hurry!" In France, China or elsewhere, there are many situations in which one strives not to be caught by our friends in the law enforcement. Be it an illegal action or simply an..., shall we say, embarrassing moment in life – we'd rather not have it officially recorded. Nobody knows the origins of this common French expression, used when danger is approaching. Why "22"? Why not, say, 57? The blade of a common knife in XIXth century France measured exactly 22cm, which lead to 22 being used a general term for any kind of arms. So yelling this seemingly innocuous number really means "Get your weapons, guys!" Hey, don’t frown: other theories are even more far-fetched... But anyway, who would want to run from island6's lovely officers? [Katharina Droste]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, London.
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