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"My Square Foot Palace" by Liu Dao
TITLE "My Square Foot Palace" (我的一平方尺宫殿)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Oil painting on canvas
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2012
SIZE 100(W)×200(H) cm | 39.4(W)×78.8(H) inches
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UNCRATED: 8 kg | 17.6 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb

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EXPOSURE Exhibited in "island of Oddities: The Yüan Meng Ch'ien Collection" at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS

Angela Yao (performance) • Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (photographic research) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction)

BLURB

My senses seem to heighten as the long hours pass in this wooden prison. The shadows of the cell bars shifts with the passing hours on my slender swaying figure, like gentle caresses. Every day, this cage seems to get smaller (perhaps I'm the one growing larger...?) You'd think time might soften this constant feeling of claustrophobia and oppression, but it's very much the opposite. It's like there's a million eyes laid on my form; dark, glowing embers against a pitch-black sky... strange beakers and potions and glowing contraptions line these walls. Can anybody see my despair? Why do they keep staring at me? And what is this hunched-back form huddled in the dark, and why is it slowly getting closer, and closer... [Nicolas Grefenstette]

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