"81 Qingdao Lu" (青岛路81号)
"81 Qingdao Lu" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Shanghai wakes up suddenly from its peaceful slumber. The familiar summer heat spreads throughout the city as the sun rises like a theatrical spotlight exclaiming a new day is about to begin. The view outside my window quickly becomes overwhelming as the art deco stylized forms intertwine with electrical wires above. A construction worker and his lunch, ride a Hellobike to work. A mother with two young girls speeds by on the way to Tianmu West Lu School (天目西路幼儿园). A pair of real estate agents have already started working at the office. While one of the neighbors seems to be in the market for a new Oppo phone. I heard those are great for selfies. I’m fascinated by stories that unravel in close proximity. The ways in which neighbors interact or pass each other by...Becomes the ultimate crossover of intimacy and distance. It’s the organized nature of compact Shikumen. An old lady takes a seat by her front door. It’s wide open. She likes to watch what happens on 81 Qingdao Lu as she knits for her grandkids. They like the color blue. Yves Klein’s blue. I believe the upstairs neighbor likes the color red by her display of intimate garments drying on the clothesline for everyone to enjoy. Have you ever thought about your neighbors witnessing much of your everyday life? They may have access to the surface, but only you know what lies behind closed curtains. In a way, it’s a delicate balance of courtesy. I shut my blinds and drift off to sleep for a few more minutes. The day can wait.
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2022
TFT display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, media player, teakwood frame
51(W)×51(H)×5.5(D) cm // 10.8 kg
• 1×LS424 media player
• 15" TFT LCD display with LED backlight - TKUN JT1500-HD (INPUT 12V 4A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 1×ADP-48D12 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.5A / OUTPUT 12VDC@4A)
66(W)×66(H)×21(D) cm //23.5 kg
The Freaky Deaky island6 Circus Show” at island6 Shanghai
Dong Zhe 董哲 (painting) • Camilla Zhao 赵莹 (performance) • Aline Hui 许桑淇 (performance) • Kiwi Jin 金子扬 (performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (blurb)

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