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"The Story of Love Between a Fish and a Flower, and a Dirty Frog That is Stuck to the Belly of a Three Color Cat" by Liu Dao
TITLE "The Story of Love Between a Fish and a Flower, and a Dirty Frog That is Stuck to the Belly of a Three Color Cat" (鱼与花的爱情故事和黏在一只三色猫肚子上的青蛙)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, stainless steel frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2009
SIZE 107×107×8 cm | 42×42×3 inches
TECH SPECS 4× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT ARTWORK WEIGHT: 24 kg | 52.9 lb + CRATE WEIGHT: 21 kg | 46 lb
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Placebo", "The Light Fantastic" and "Garden of Autumn Vapours" at Red Gate Gallery
CREDITS Cai Duobao 蔡多宝 (video animation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zane Mellupe (art direction) • Rebecca Bian 卞懿敏 (camera operator)
BLURB

It isn’t a love story in the conventional sense. None of them is quite sure enough of their own identity to truly love another creature, but there’s something about the group dynamic that makes it beautiful. Under the bulrushes, the fish shimmers, iridescent, mirroring the flower. A minnow, maybe, or a silver-bellied sardine. The stagnant water of the pond is witness to their fearful synergy.
“I love you,” says the fish, winnowing his dorsal fin along the flower’s petal edge.
And then, since fishes’ brains are sand-slides of unremembering, he sidles up again, seconds later, and repeats his benediction. [Susie Carlon Gordon]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, Paris.
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