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TITLE "Chinese Laundry" (手淫)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) inches
TECH SPECS 4×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(6+1)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 28 kg | 61.7 lb • CRATED: 51 kg | 112.4 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×15.5(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Silk to Bitcoin” at island6 Shanghai
"On Doing Laundry" at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (production assistant & documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
BLURB

Most people know that Chinese people do a lot of laundry. However. You wouldn’t guess that Chinese Laundry is slang for masturbation would you? I guess it’s something about the idea of ‘doing it by hand’. I wouldn’t dare tell you what Chinese Laundromat means though. You can google it or look it up on Urban Dictionary. While we’re on the subject of masturbation though... few have heard about the Chinese Helicopter Pilot. This is‘to be at the critical point in masturbation, whereby your facial contortions and arm movements cause you to mimic the appearance of a chopper pilot from the Orient.’  This, however, is not the same as a Chinese Helicopter and I most certainly will not tell you the meaning of that. By far the strangest is Chinese Highlights, defined as ‘A trick in which you ask someone if they want Chinese highlights and you run your toes through their hair preferably after you haven't bathed in a few days.’ But I guess, lots of things have lots of meanings. You just have to pick and choose the ones you want to see. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Hong Kong.
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