"Happy Day" (左邻右里)
"Happy Day" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
In the labyrinthine streets of a quaint Lujiazui (陆家嘴) neighborhood, whispers of life echo through narrow alleys and ancient courtyards. Nosy neighbors, hidden behind paper screens and faded curtains, weave tales from fleeting glimpses and hushed conversations. Each window frames a story, where lives intersect like threads in a tapestry of secrets and desires.
Amidst the play of shadows and whispers of tea-scented air, a solitary figure stands apart. Their gaze, like a silent observer, peers into the lives that unfold beyond their own. In this realm of borrowed glances and quiet intrigues, boundaries blur between watcher and watched, revealing the delicate dance of intimacy and anonymity.
Here, the mundane becomes mystical, as mundane routines unravel into hidden dramas under the watchful eyes of the neighborhood's silent āyís (阿姨). Behind every half-drawn blind lies a universe of whispered confidences and unspoken truths, where the act of seeing transcends mere observation to become a testament to the human longing for connection and understanding.
In this Shanghai neighborhood, where ancient whispers mingle with modern sighs, the boundaries between voyeurism and empathy blur, inviting reflection on the fragility of privacy and the profound mysteries that dwell in the hearts of strangers. Do you dare take a peek?
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8 Editions, Shanghai 2023
TFT display, media player, Staedtler black pigment ink & Sennelier watercolor on Barbizon Canson paper, black-stained teakwood frame
84.1(W)×114.8(H)×5.8(D) cm // 31 kg
100(W)×130(H)×21(D) cm //61 kg
Welcome To The Neighborhood” at island6 Shanghai
Camilla Zhao 赵莹 (performance) • Kiwi Jin 金子扬 (model) • Shengqiu Li 李生秋 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (blurb)

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