"22 V'la Les Flic!" (快跑!警察来了!)
"22 V'la Les Flic!" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
黑猫来了,快跑,快逃! "The black cat is coming, run, hurry!" In France, China or elsewhere, there are many situations in which one strives not to be caught by our friends in the law enforcement. Be it an illegal action or simply an..., shall we say, embarrassing moment in life – we'd rather not have it officially recorded. Nobody knows the origins of this common French expression, used when danger is approaching. Why "22"? Why not, say, 57? The blade of a common knife in XIXth century France measured exactly 22cm, which lead to 22 being used a general term for any kind of arms. So yelling this seemingly innocuous number really means "Get your weapons, guys!" Hey, don’t frown: other theories are even more far-fetched... But anyway, who would want to run from island6's lovely officers?
STATUS
AP Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
1/1 SOLD. Private Collection, London.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2012
LCD screen, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙) on Plexiglass, paper collage, black-stained teakwood frame
102(W)×102(H)×7(D) cm // 28.6 kg
TECH SPECS
• 1×MICRO SLC SD Card
• 1×DELL S2440Lb LCD screen
• 1×LS424 media player
• 1×LITEON PA-1041-71 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 12V@3.3A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
115(W)×115(H)×18(D) cm // 59 kg
EXPOSURE
Bright Lights, Flashy Lifestyles” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
CREDITS
Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Jelina (performance) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Thomas Charvériat (video & art direction) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Katharina Droste (blurb)
CLOSE-UPS
VIDEO

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