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"Pataclop" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Pataclop"
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Neon sign
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
SIZE 50(W)×8.5(H)×5.5(D) cm | 20(W)×3.3(H)×2.1(D) inches
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EXPOSURE “Broken Bones & Bruises” at island6 ShGarden
CREDITS Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
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Onomatopoeia is defined as 1) the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent 2) a word so formed 3) the use of imitative and naturally suggestive words for rhetorical, dramatic or poetic effect. Onomatopoeias are quite strange in that the word itself is not itself…if that makes sense. Onomatopoeia is not an onomatopoeia. I doubt anyone as ever made a noise that sounded like that. No, this odd word is actually derived from Latin onoma meaning “name” with poiein meaning “to make”. Literally taken, the word means “to make a name”. That's not quite descriptive enough though. I think perhaps it would clear things up a bit to add the Latin roots for “from” which is ex and “sound” which is sonitus. Maybe something like Onomatopoeiaexsonitus would be a little better. Or Poieinsonitusexonoma has quite a ring to it. This all begs the question though- if I just made these words is it a form of onomatopoeia? This text was supposed to explain what pataclop means but I have run out of space so I suppose your imagination will have to do that for you. [Ryan Nimmo]

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