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"Miss Aloha Hula" by Liu Dao "Empress Cixi's Dowry" by Liu Dao "Colors in my Head" by Liu Dao "Teardown District" by Liu Dao "Moganshan Road" by Liu Dao "The Treachery of Trompe l'œil" by Liu Dao
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TITLE "Miss Aloha Hula" (哈草裙舞小姐)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016
SIZE
41
41
5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 3×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 2×RGB P5(3528)-32x64-16S-75-15A (2014-12-28)
WEIGHT
5.76
12.2
CRATE SIZE
51
51
16
EXPOSURE Red Dot Miami 2016
“Tales of the Girl with the Blue Wig” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Katrina Louy 卡萨琳娜 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (animation & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting)
BLURB

When I grabbed my first hula hoop I didn’t know what I was doing. But it felt kind of natural. I was 10 years old and I was in Honolulu. My school group rushed off the bus to get some ice cream and I was left alone. I got off the bus as well and strolled around. I saw a hula hoop thrown in the dust. I threw it up in the air and started twirling it around my waist. A tiny old lady came and asked me, “Do you know what you are doing?” I kept twirling the hoop. “I don’t know,” I replied. “This is the hula dance,” she said, “and you are doing it just perfectly. Just why do you need that hoop or whatever that is?” she looked astonished. “It’s the new trend” I replied. “No, no,” she came closer. “A long-long time ago the goddess of fire was trying to hide from the goddess of the ocean until she finally found this place, where the ocean couldn’t reach her. She began to dance just like you are now. Close your eyes.” I closed my eyes and she disappeared with my hula hoop. I still don’t understand what happened… [András Gál]

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