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"Blue Cloth Robe For Dancing" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Blue Cloth Robe For Dancing" (跳舞用的蓝布长袍)
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 3× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)

UNCRATED: 64 kg | 141 lb • CRATED: 106.3 kg | 234.3 lb


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

EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Goddamned Shanghai" and Art Stage Singapore 2012 with Art Seasons Gallery (Singapore)
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Kostya Stepanuyk (performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (video assistant) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Tanguy Laurent (video) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙)

Within our carefully constructed, beautifully painted body-cages is a darting, jumping, clamoring spirit longing to break the steel bars of its confinement. We lock our tiny demons in, fearful of breaching social mores, cultural norms, and all the unseen fences that define the parameters of our lives. Sometimes, though, the little imp breaks free and wrecks havoc and hilarity. The 1930s Shanghainese film star Wang Ying 王瑛 was known to have had strong ideas about her obligation to ‘pleasure events’ and tried her best to avoid them. One evening, Ms. Wang arrived at an engagement she could not shake, clad in nothing but a blue robe, and boldly strolled into the hall to the dismay of her admirers. She spent the night whirling fearlessly around the dance floor. The next day, newspapers tactfully described the actress’ outfit as ‘a blue cloth robe for ballroom dancing.’ Like the best mimes whose faces we read like an open book, Ms. Wang’s cotton threads eloquently narrated her protest, progressiveness and passion. [Lelia Pollett]

STATUS Available. Please contact Art Seasons Gallery (Singapore)
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