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"Pushing and Pulling" by Liu Dao "Small Town Pride" by Liu Dao "Ain't No Cumming" by Liu Dao "On The Verge" by Liu Dao "Maid to Order" by Liu Dao "Cat-o-nine-tails" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Pushing and Pulling" (推推攘攘)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, 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 5×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
8×RGB P5 PH5-16S-E-HX
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 28.5 kg | 63 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×16(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6.3(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Babas and Yayas" at island6 Marina
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Alina Negley, Xu Yihan 徐义涵 & Jean Le Guyader (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Anto Lau (art direction & animation) • Margaret Johnson (video assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • David Keohane(production assistant) • Mark Mehanni (casting)
ABOUT

I wasn’t born into a rich family. My mother was the proud owner of nothing and my father, due to his premature death, did not have a chance to claim ownership over anything. Unlike my dear parents, I myself am owner of almost everything. I possess $2,100,000,000 that rests comfortably in my Swiss bank account. I also have considerate investments in art. I won't bore you with how I got to where I am, but I can tell you how it all started. It required patience and hard work as well as occasionally meeting and dealing with insane people. I was 16 and my first job was as a hotel bellboy. I was carrying, throwing, dragging, pushing and pulling the riches of others into elevators, rooms, taxis, limos and public transportation. I remember this one time when this beautiful, but mad woman threw a suitcase out of 4th floor of my hotel. It landed on a passing tram. I had quite the task of chasing after it and getting the woman's property back, upon which we promptly made love in the service elevator. Anyway, now I can humbly say I possess my own riches and no longer have to haul others around. I now am a very successful man. I own three villas. One in Aspen, one in Hawaii and one in my home city in LA. I have been married twice. Edith, my first wife whom I met being a bellboy, gave me four children. With my current spouse, Meredith, I happily share parenthood over my two younger boys. I am 51 years old and I have been a rich man from the age of 27. And though I know wealth and have the best family one can desire, I can tell you now, my greatest treasure of all was the crinkled up $100 bill the mad woman threw at my feet while I was zipping up my pants in the elevator so many years ago... [Weronika Nossowicz]

STATUS Currently in island6 Marina (Thailand). Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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