"Mallakhamba Mama" (印度神技)
"Mallakhamba Mama" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
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Pole dancing is actually based on a traditional Indian sport known as Mallakhamba, which dates all the way back to 1135 AD. What began as a little-known way for Indian wrestlers to stay fit was eventually molded into a flamboyant and quite popular fitness recreation in the 18th century (you can thank Mr. Balambhatdada Deodhar for that). As traveling circuses gained popularity in America during the 1920’s, tent poles we often used as part of burlesque dance performances. The leap to strip clubs though wouldn’t happen until 1968 at the legendary Mugwump Strip Club in Oregon, courtesy of miss Belle Jangles. The trend gained momentum in the 1980’s, leading to an explosion in both the amount of poles in strip clubs, and the appearances of pole dancers in film and other pop cultural references. In 1990 the practice saw another rebirth as Fawnia Mondey began treating pole dancing as an art form and unrivaled fitness exercise. As it stands today, pole dancing has a reasonable chance of being added as an Olympic sport, and even it is, you’ll probably still be able to find it in the old Mugwump
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Unique Edition, Shanghai 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
Disaster Diaries” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
CREDITS
Wang Ya Qin 王雅琴 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (animation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Irmantas Bortnikas (documentation) • András Gál (blurb)

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