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"What Would Dante Do?" by Liu Dao
TITLE "What Would Dante Do?" (但丁会怎么做?)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 80(W)×200(H)×9(D) cm | 31.5 (W)×79(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 4×MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)

UNCRATED: - kg | - lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


92(W)×212(H)×20(D) cm | 36.2 (W)×83.5(H)×7.9(D)

EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Goddamned Shanghai" and Art Stage Singapore 2012 with Art Seasons Gallery (Singapore)
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (photography) • Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (model) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (photography & production assistant) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Tanguy Laurent (photography assistant) • Jack Mur (photography assistant) • Katharina Droste (photography assistant) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙)

What is wrong with the third ring of Dante? The hedonistic nature of smoking, with all its connotations of luxury and decadence, belongs in the third circle. But what of it, when a vice slinks past our subconscious and morphs into an absolute, pulsating need? We luxuriate in the seduction of pushing the boundary between pleasure and necessity.  The smoke rises but does not disappear. In the taboo, in the risk, lies the allure. [Lelia Pollett]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Singapore (via Art Seasons Gallery)
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