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"Escapology A' La Mode" by Liu Dao "Vermillion Kiss" by Liu Dao "Scopofiliac" by Liu Dao "Prunus Serrulata" by Liu Dao "Flirt or Flutter" by Liu Dao "Wall Of Jericho" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Escapology A' La Mode" (逃离)
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 6×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(15+1 spare)×RGB P7.62 HC-P7-62-006
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 30.5 kg | 67.2 lb • CRATED: 57 kg | 125.6 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×16(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6.3(D) inches
EXPOSURE "The Art Of Wu Wei" at island6 Shanghai
SLICK 2013
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (production assistant & documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
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Imagine the instant right before orgasm or before a roller coaster tips over its peak height, then stretch that instant to the length of a song — or maybe two songs, or three. Imagine every pore and molecule in your body yawning open, vibrating with the effort, an exhilarating stretch that reaches almost far enough to touch pain. That’s what it's like. I found this on the Petit Socco one evening in Tangier. A man, shielded in shadow, beckoned me into the café with his smooth, velvet voice and cool, wisened demeanor. I was young, naïve and entirely too trusting. The voices of reason became to swarm in my head, urging me to not to partake, but he was just so irresistible, so mysterious. So, as you can imagine, I took every bit. I don’t know why, perhaps I feel a part of a culture that feels so isolated from one another, so mediated and moderated, so depersonalized. Maybe I was just looking for a way to connect, a way to feel a level of intimacy. That night was long ago, but now every time I feel the need to get away from it all, I imagine myself sitting in the courtyard with that mysterious stranger, surrounded by aromatic mint tea and swirling smoke. Only then, it all seems to go away. [Margaret Johnson]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection. (via Opera Gallery Paris)
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