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"The Sound of Leaves Departing From a Silent Tree" by Liu Dao
TITLE "The Sound of Leaves Departing From a Silent Tree" (落叶归根)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, black stained yellow willow wooden mirror
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 93(W)×102(H)×22(D) cm | 36.6(W)×40.2(H)×8.7(D) inches
TECH SPECS 6× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)

UNCRATED: 24 kg | 52.9 lb • CRATED: 68.5 kg | 151 lb


-(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches

EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Goddamned Shanghai" & "Sin City - Impressions of Shanghai" at TBC
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (text & special effects) • Thomas Charvériat ( technical guidance)

Gender dynamics in modern-day Shanghai is an intriguing issue. In a country still largely patriarchal and chauvinistic, where the ratio of men to women stands at 120 to 100, it is somewhat bemusing to see pint-sized lasses in fluffy pink caps and candy-coloured heels loudly berating and shoving their cowering partners on buses, the metro, street corners and in shops. A similar trend is echoed in the rise of the "New Concubine" - a particularly lethal breed of second (or third) wives who wield a bewildering amount of influence over their so-called benefactors. Sometimes, though, love does manage to slip between the cracks. The Sound of Leaves explores the bittersweet memories of a spurned mistress, her melancholy and vulnerability forever frozen into the antique wood framed mirror that she stared desolately into, alone and lost in a city that had already moved on beyond her failing reach. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

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