"Late Night Hotline" (午夜热线)
"Late Night Hotline" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
I’ve got a piece of trivia for you, how is a broken phone like a broken heart? Both red like Alfred Tennyson’s Crimson Petal. Our communication has been interrupted. Someone call a nurse, my heart needs mending, fixing, repairing! Did you check its pulse? Do you hear a dial tone? There’s nothing on the other line. I’m alone in this room. No one is there to answer my calls of woe. I guess this is it. There’s no remedy for my ailment! Like William De Kooning’s “Attic”, static echoes emerge from these four walls, caving in on me. I tried to follow Chinese philosopher Mozi’s (墨子) concept of universal love (兼爱) but failed. Can you even blame me? It’s nearly impossible to cherish everyone equally when YOU exist.
Love is a fool’s game, it’s my time to hang up.
STATUS
SOLD. Private collection, London.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2021
RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙) on Plexiglass, paper collage, teakwood frame
65(W)×46(H)×5.5(D) cm // 10.2 kg
TECH SPECS
• 1×SLC SD Card
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (3+1 spare)×RGB P4-1921-64X32-8S-M3 / SWP4210114MGJF-0490/196
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
81(W)×61(H)×22(D) cm // 25.6 kg
EXPOSURE
Full Throttle Ahead” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS
Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (blurb) • Camilla Zhao 赵莹 (performance)
CLOSE-UPS
VIDEO
BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO

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