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TITLE "The Beauty of Mei Hua" (一剪梅)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) inches
TECH SPECS 5×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(8+1 spare)×RGB P5 M28-S251/TJ03-OK
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 31.5 kg | 70 lb • CRATED: 56.3 kg | 123.9 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×14(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×5.5(D) inches
EXPOSURE island6 Bund Grand Opening at island6 Bund
CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (video) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

“When everything has faded they alone shine forth, charms of smaller gardens. Their scattered shadows fall lightly on clear water, encroaching on the their subtle scent pervades the moonlit dusk…” [Lin Bu 林逋]

Legend has it that once on the 7th day of the 1st lunar month Princess Shouyang 壽陽公主, daughter of Emperor Wu of Liu Song 劉宋武帝, was resting under the eaves of Hanzhang Palace near the plum trees. The blossoms were blooming most vibrantly amidst the winter snow, exuding an ethereal elegance. After wandering in the gardens, a plum blossom drifted down onto her fair face, leaving a floral imprint on her forehead that enhanced her beauty even further. Since that day, so it is said, all the court ladies, have started wandering underneath that plum tree, caressing the root, watering the trunk and taking care of the flourishing plants, endlessly hoping to receive the beauty that lies in Mei Hua. [Melani Murkovic]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Malmö.
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