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"The Cage Of Whispers" by Liu Dao
TITLE "The Cage Of Whispers" (笼中的窃窃私语)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Oil painting on canvas
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2012
SIZE 100(W)×200(H) cm | 39.4(W)×78.8(H) inches

UNCRATED: 15 kg | 33 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


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

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


Five months and ten days. The rusty steel bars are no longer as constricting as they once were, and I've learned to ignore the staring red-rimmed eyes of the strange man who comes in to give me food and drink. Sometimes I almost start to relax against the bars and think... maybe this is not so terrible after all. Perhaps I should be grateful I am not exposed to the brutalities of the wider world. Isn’t that what people call the Stockholm Syndrome? When I think of that, panic clamps around my throat and my heart starts hammering in my chest. No amount of security could be worth the sweet freedom of fresh air and blue skies. I need to get out of here. I may get obliterated by all sorts of nameless cruelties, but it has to be worth a try... or is it? [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

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