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"Make My Skin Crawl" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Make My Skin Crawl" (鸡皮疙瘩)
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)×25(D) cm | 28.4(W)×28.3(H)×9.8(D) inches

EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Goddamned Shanghai" & "Sin City - Impressions of Shanghai" at TBC
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Lady Blue (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)

Late 1930s Shanghai became a safe-haven and the land of hope for a group of aristocratic Russians fleeing their country after the fall of the provisional government at the end of the Russian Civil War. Their struggles to survive in a foreign land, barred from regular employment due to language difficulties, have been poetically documented in James Ivory's film The White Countess, in which Countess  Sofia Belinskya works as a taxi dancer in a Shanghai bar. Whole families, in fact, ended up depending their mothers, daughters and sisters' meagre salaries as paid dance partners and sometimes prostitutes. Under its jazzy, jaunty, bright-coloured exterior, Make My Skin Crawl explores a seedy underworld of vice, debauchery and grim survival.[Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS Available. Please contact Tally Beck Contemporary(New York)
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