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"Nali De Ayi" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Nali De Ayi" (那里的阿姨)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, stainless steel frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 42(W)×42(H)×8(D) cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3.1(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 8.5 kg | 18.7 lb • CRATED: 18.36 kg | 40.4 lb
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Spring Floods and Peach Petals" at The Arts House
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance) • Pete Bradt (film & choreography) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance)

She cleans, she washes, she cooks, she sweeps. Her arms and legs wield the tools of her trade methodically, almost automaton-like. Her mind, though, is miles and miles away – on the edge of Mongolia’s Ugiinuur Lake 沃吉诺尔湖, on the gold beaches of the Penghu Archipelago 澎湖群島, in the sunny fields of Dongchuan 东川, in the wispy mists of Huangshan 黄山. Where is Ayi now, really? Are we what we do, or are we what we dream? This question is an especially poignant one for the legions of ayis, construction workers, drivers and security guards who silently, stoically and invisibly make our lives easy and convenient. Amidst the swirls of animated LED diodes, Liu Dao traces the beautiful, lost dreams of the forgotten laborer. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS Donated to The Arts House
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