"All Dressed Up, Nowhere to Go" (打扮漂亮, 无处可去)
"All Dressed Up, Nowhere to Go" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
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Where do we go when everyone else has gone? In other words, how do we exist alone, as wholly independent beings? This question would have seemed ridiculous and impractical to many ancient Chinese thinkers. We are, as Kongzi might say, socially embedded creatures, unable to escape our relationality. But what if the choice is not ours? What if it’s less of a matter of escaping from others, and more a matter of robbery of choice? In the apocalypse, we may find ourselves in this exact situation. In this case, we may need to rely on Kierkegaard’s understanding of self as “a relation of self relating itself to its own self” in order to preserve our relationality. If this fails, however, we could always become collectors — collectors of stuff and of stories, and by extension, other selves. What better to collect than clothing? The revelations you can uncover through an outfit! Each pair of pants you find tells a story about the person who once wore them.The friends you can make, with this shirt and those shoes... Whoever said we couldn’t find the sublime in the end of times?
SOLD. Private Collection, Geneva (Switzerland).
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2018
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglas, paper collage, Corian & teakwood frame
102.5(W)×102.5(H)×5.6(D) cm // 29.8 kg
• SLC SD Card
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (6+1 spare)×RGB P5-2727(6)-64×32-8S-HL3.0 / D180090
116(W)×116(H)×20(D) cm // 65.5 kg
Disaster Diaries” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Lu Xiao Tian 陆晓添 (painting) • Zoé Charvériat-Young 杨素儿 (performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • András Gál (documentation) • Carlin Reinig(blurb)

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