"Many Men and One Lily" (迷人的上海百合)
"Many Men and One Lily" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
“The notorious White Flower of China. You've heard of me, and you always believe what you've heard.” [Shanghai Express, 1932]

The infamous courtesans of concession-era Shanghai were beautiful, glamorous sirens, desired by men and despised by women. Even back in the halcyon days of 1930s Shanghai, a breathtaking double standard existed which dictated that “good girls” became wives and “naughty girls” could only aspire to be mistresses or escorts. Our island6 Lily tells these people where to shove it. She is bold, stunning, confident in her self-worth and determinedly irreverent. As she shrugs off the layers of her confining garments, she unveils her radiant beauty and melting vulnerability, pure as a bona fide Chinese Lily.
​​​​​​​STATUS
SOLD. Private collection, Bloomfield Hills, MI (USA).
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 P5-16S-64×32 / HG201750303-100
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
51(W)×51(H)×16(D) cm // 12.2 kg
EXPOSURE
The Geometry Of Binary Life
CREDITS
Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (blurb & video) • Nicole Skorik (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jack Mur (video assistant) • Katharina Droste (video assistant) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

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