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TITLE "I'm a Hack" (装模作样)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016-2017
SIZE
120
120
7
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 5×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (9+1 spare)×RGB P5(3528)-32×64-16S-75-15A (HG2016112316-100)
WEIGHT
42.5
76.6
CRATE SIZE
131
131
19
EXPOSURE “Ten” at island6 Shanghai Main
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Jackson McHugh (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Ryan Nimmo (video assistant) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
BLURB

Long nights spent awake and wondering have returned with an unwavering verdict: guilty on all counts. It’s true, all my worst fears are confirmed, panics validated and disaster scenarios realized. I am a hack. Hack was originally derived from the shortening of the word hackney, which was the name given to a horse that was always available and easy to ride. In my context though, it means I’m not good at what I do, with one distinction: I am in a position that requires that I be good. It requires excellence in fact, of which I possess none. This is the essence of my fraudulent hack-ness. I grin and assure the work will be nothing but the tippy-top-notch, every detail poured-over and maddeningly mapped-out. All this is but a smoke screen for my hacks. I have acquired my circumstance by dumb luck and spend more time maintaining the charade than doing work of any sort. But. I will try. I will heave and hoe and hack away, smashing and striving until, someday, I won’t be a hack. It may be a victory that I only I celebrate or notice, but it will be the end of a war, or at least some brief armistice. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Tours (France).
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