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"Cheongsam Kingdom" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Cheongsam Kingdom" (长衫王国)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglas, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2017
SIZE
102
102
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 1×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (2+1 spare)×RGB P5(3528)-32X64-16S-75-15A / HG2016112316-100
WEIGHT
30.3
58.6
CRATE SIZE
115
115
18
EXPOSURE “Fanatic Automatic” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Katrina Louy 卡萨琳娜 (model) • Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor & documentation) • András Gál (documentation) • Mark Mehanni (casting)
BLURB

The body-hugging traditional Chinese women’s garment called cheongsam (长衫) or qipao (旗袍) seems traditional today, but it was in fact a social statement on modernity a century ago. This long dress originates from a Manchu male long garment at a time when women, ironically, wore trousers and jacket. Along with the ending of the Qing dynasty, however, modernist movements called for the liberalization of social roles, acting against gender segregation, bound feet and long hair. Cheongsam was created in the 1920s and was soon popularized by singers and actresses for it was masculine and, at the same time, feminine, wild and brave. One of the icons of the era was Lu Xiaoman (陆小曼). She was a painter, writer, singer, and actor who studied in Europe and spoke fluent English and French. She married and divorced once before getting remarried to the modernist poet Xu Zhimo (徐志摩). It was scandalous. Yet, this piece of fine dress expresses everything like-minded women of the era stood for: the ideal of an independent and educated woman not bound by any social tradition. [András Gál]

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