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TITLE "I Dream Just of Dollars" (我梦到的只有钱)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, black stained teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
• 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (3+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1.3(64x32)-16S-S3528-DQ (KC650727010)
EXPOSURE “Shanghai Drift” at island6 ShGarden
Texas Contemporary 2016 with Tally Beck Contemporary
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Natalia Sentiakov (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Ryan Nimmo (video assistant) • Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

My friends all call me Avida Dollars. Fuck them. While they were scribbling boys’ names in the backs of their flowery school notepads I was dreaming of money. A word I’ve said aloud to myself so many times that it’s begun to sound strange. Yea, they adored all the Disney princesses while I watched the villains with a never-ending interest. I almost drown sometimes while dry and fully awake, immersed in fantasies of swimming giddy laps in pools of cash. I don’t even want it for the things it buys, I want it period. I yearn for extra digits tacked onto my account statements. From 5 to 6 to 7 to 8. My biggest goal is to have to look up how to say the word for whatever comes after trillion, and after that, and the next one. I look the part of quiet and content little girl, but be most assured: I am not. I always heard the world was a dualism of good and evil and I couldn’t agree more – they come in red and green. My entire being elates and deflates with the rise and fall of my profits, the orgasmic gains and the stabbing losses. I know there are a million things to think about, a nuanced palette of human desires and motivations, but for me things are much more simple: I dream just of dollars, whether asleep or wide awake. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS Currently in Houston. Available. Please contact Tally Beck Contemporary.
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