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"Escape Attempt" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Escape Attempt"
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Ceramic vases, steel structure, padlocks
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016
SIZE
60
172
60
TECH SPECS N/A
WEIGHT
100
150
CRATE SIZE
65
180
65
EXPOSURE “Ten” at island6 Shanghai Main
CREDITS Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Ryan Nimmo (documentation) • Anto Lau (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
BLURB

Prepare to be amazed, astounded, and astonished as, for one night only, Ming the Magnificent shall attempt the most daring of escapological feats- one that shall leave even the most unshakable among you thoroughly dumbfounded. Despite being confined within solid steel, latched twenty-four-fold with the same Shanghai-made padlocks used by the State Bank of China, he shall, using no trickery, chicanery, or skullduggery, release himself from the nigh inescapable prison that stands before your very eyes. Ladies and gentleman, this is no illusion, and the magician is in true and mortal peril, for, my dear audience, if he fails to free himself before the clock stops ticking, he shall find himself transfigured into a hundred Chinese vases. But fear not, for although the cage be steel and the danger be real, the man entrapped before you is an expert, and, as you can clearly see, he has never failed before. [Charlie Caplan]

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