"Famous Flower 1932" (上海花后1932)
"Famous Flower 1932" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Among the luscious lovelies of the 1930s Shanghai’s streets, the Famous Flowers were recognized as the most beautiful maidens, available only for a handsome price. Also known as the Sing Song girls, these beauties would sing for their lovers, hoping they would be taken on as concubines - jewels and all fully endorsed. They became such an institution, a foreigner-dedicated magazine would allow readers to vote for their favorite Famous Flower. The most popular would be awarded the coveted honor of gracing the cover of the magazine for a very special edition. The lucky Flower would then be propelled to the status of a local celebrity… until the next year, when it’d be back to the cabaret stage for her.
​​​​​​​STATUS
SOLD. Private collection, Sydney (Australia).
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2011-2018
RGB LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame
41(W)×41(H)×5.5(D) cm // 6.35 kg
TECH SPECS
• SLC SD Card
• 3×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 2×RGB PH5-16S-E-HX​​​​​​​
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
51(W)×51(H)×16(D) cm // 12.2 kg
EXPOSURE
The Geometry Of Binary Life” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS
Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Nicole Skorik (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Jack Mur (blurb)

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