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"Ling Long Lady" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Ling Long Lady" (小巧玲珑)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 60(W)×60(H)×9(D) cm | 23.7(W)×23.7(H)×3.6(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3×MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)

UNCRATED: 17.9 kg | 39.5 lb • CRATED: 32.6 kg | 71.9 lb


72(W)×72(H)×22(D) cm | 28.4(W)×28.3(H)×8.6(D) inches

EXPOSURE "Goddamned Shanghai" at island6 Shanghai
• Amsterdam Showcase 2012 (via Pantocrátor Gallery)
"WTF! 400 Years Exploring the World" at Gallery Cncpt13 (via Pantocrátor Gallery)
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (video assistant) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Tanguy Laurent (video) • Jack Mur (video) • Katharina Droste (video assistant)

Women in Shanghai in the thirties strove to hold a career, win admirers, follow trends, organize popular events and of course look fashionable while doing all these. Saucy and smooth, she eases into high society and is not daunted by the opinion of others. She refuses to use the fan to cover her face; instead she flirts with the modesty it represents. Rather than reserve her smile for her future husband, she flutters the fan to lure admirers. An avid dancer and performer, she has held audience with the movers and shakers of Shanghai. The Ling Long Lady has no reservations; she celebrates all she is. This frail kitten has claws that draw blood red as her painted lips. The fan swings around her as she entices her viewers, dangling on the searing edge of all taboos. [Lelia Pollett]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Chile.
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