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"Backseat Baby?" by Liu Dao "The Red-est, Rouge-est, Hóngsè Kind of Love" by Liu Dao "Ode to the Sublime" by Liu Dao "We are Changed" by Liu Dao "Needs" by Liu Dao "Slippery Sacrality" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Backseat Baby" (红车)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA TFT display, acrylic painting, paper collage, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, media player, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE
66.4
47.4
7
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 10.4" TFT LCD display with LED backlight - TKUN JT104XGA-HDMI-TFT.LED
• HD120 media player • E3Z-D62 • Arduino Uno
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 1×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 90~264VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT12V@1.67A)
• 1×DJ-U48S-12 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.0A / OUTPUT 12VDC@3.3A)
WEIGHT
12.8
27.2
CRATE SIZE
80
62
21
EXPOSURE Beirut Art Fair 2014
Contemporary Istanbul 2014
SCOPE Miami Beach 2015
SCOPE New York 2016

Art Santa Fe 2016
Red Dot Miami 2016
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Natalia Sentiakova & Mark Mehanni (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting) • David Keohane (production assistant)
BLURB

In my generation it's not a particularly rare distinction being conceived in the back seat of a car, a jaunty little red MG at that. My parents were always going at it like rabbits, locking the door on us kids (there were seven of us) for hours at a time. Their public affection was something of an embarrassment to us, before we learned that not all parents were like ours. Give me parents who enjoy a healthy if rather slightly overactive sex life rather than those couples who make a kind of silent, permanent undeclared war on each other. As I get older I find comfort in my father's virility, it bodes well for my future. They are still in love after all these years, only age and infirmity stops them from rabid sexual congress... on the back seat of their more sedate and capacious Renault, on the stairs or in the closet, wherever. [Daniel Browning]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, Hong Kong.
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