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"Chasing The Dragon's Tail" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Chasing The Dragon's Tail" (只见龙首不见龙尾)
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 108.5(W)×108.5(H)×9.5(D) cm | 42.7(W)×42.7(H)×3.75(D) inches
TECH SPECS 4× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)

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EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Goddamned Shanghai"
CREDITS Jack Mur (video) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Katharina Droste (video assistant)

We are all familiar with the calm before the storm. The sweet sensation of release just before all hell breaks loose. In the midst of chaos, what do we turn to? 1930s Shanghai at the height of glamorous fortune was not immune to the darkness that stalks the corners of our laughing glee. Stroking the dragon, so to speak, was one way to ease the terror of not knowing, and the pain of never being able to find out. Smooth, calming, mystical tendrils could gently massage away any tension. Caution is needed, however. Just as man's best friend can give in to its ravenous appetite - so the dragon could take complete control, tearing at your entire being like a rabid animal. It takes special care and domination to tame the dragon back into being the warm puppy that brings instant solace and comfort. island6 presents Chasing the Dragon's Tail, and not a moment too soon to escort the 2012 Dragon in. [Lelia Pollett]

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