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"Providential Plunder" by Liu Dao "Peranakan Beauty" by Liu Dao "Guests at Sunset" by Liu Dao "Lust For Dust" by Liu Dao "So The Label Shows" by Liu Dao "Notice Me" by Liu Dao
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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
EDITION Unique
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)
ABOUT

Rushing past a 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.
-I got away with it! Success! -I proudly stated, already claiming the victory. - Are they still chasing me? - I turned around to check up on my oppressors. With true passion for their profession, they were few meters behind me.
-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 trade market! -Fantastic! I will fit in right away! –I thought with a glimpse of hope. Few steps into what I thought was a perfect escape plan, I noticed the crowd was not moving. Something huge was blocking it. I elbowed my way through the crowd only to discover that a cart with a humongous pile of bundles was slowing everyone down. -That’s it! - I cried. – A pile of rubbish and an old man pushing it will finish my career as a thief. I banged my head against the tragic wall. Few mice startled by the blow, jumped from their hideout and climbed to the top of the stack.
Without wasting any more time I did the same. With a few swift moves I was on top of it, safe and away from the justice. [Weronika Nossowicz]

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