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TITLE "Providential Plunder" (幸运逃离)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) inches
TECH SPECS 2×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(2+1 spare)×RGB PH5-16S-E-HX
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 26 kg | 57.3 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Through The Wormhole" at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Alina Negley (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Anto Lau (art direction & video animation) • David Keohane (production assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting)

Rushing pas by few old huts, I grabbed on to a couple of robes that were hanging on laundry ropes and quickly put them on. The local old man, sleeping on, something that almost resembled a bench, didn’t notice the theft of his hat either.
-We got away with it! Success! -I proudly stated, already claiming the victory. - Are they still chasing us? -I turned around to check up on the oppressors. With true passion for their profession, they were running few meters behind.
-Darn it! I can’t believe it. They usually give up after a 100 meters. This shockingly disgusting devotion is now annoying me! –Saying this I made a quick turn and to my relief I saw busy alleys of a food market.
-This way! We will fit in right away! –I said with a glimpse of hope.
Few steps into what I thought was a perfect escape plan, I noticed the crowd was not moving. Something was blocking it. We elbowed our way through the gathering.
In front of us arose a tall Styrofoam wall. It was as wide as the alley and reaching first floors of surrounding huts, blocking street noodle ‘bars’. Whole thing was tied to something that must have been a very heavily burdened tricycle. The owner of this fine bundle was nowhere to be found.
-Well that is just irresponsible and careless. Anyone could steal it. -I said with a big grin, to my lovely wife. -Hmmm, here is a thought. How much does the Styrofoam go for these days?
Without wasting any more time we climbed over the white mountain. My dearest, sat comfortably on top of it and, as usual, proceeded counting our daily ‘income’. I jumped on the empty saddle and paddled through the crowd getting away from unsuspicious law enforcement officers. [Weronika Nossowicz]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery's Collection, London.
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