"No Lights No Lycra" (尽情舞吧)
"No Lights No Lycra" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
How would you dance if the lights were out and no one could see you? In this work, Liu Dao turns off the lights on its usual LED-punctuated style and pays tribute to the movement started in Melbourne that has since gone global, taking in New York, Berlin, London and more, where people up for the music and unhinged movement let loose in a completely darkened room. Deprived of your sense of sight, every other sense attunes and heightens, taking over your body, directing you to be led by instinct, propelling you to let go. No pretention, no competing for attention, just fine abandon. Here, Liu Dao’s dancer twists, throws hair and limbs into the action, skin tingling as she feels the space around her, reveling in the release, worldly cares at her heels as she spins in the thick, warm black.
SOLD. Private collection, Mykonos.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2013
Oil painting on canvas, teakwood frame
207(W)×157(H)×7.5(D) cm // 21 kg (framed)
214(W)×164(H)×17(D) cm // 75 kg
Who Needs Men Anyway?” at island6 Main Space
Olga (model) • Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (photographic research) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Carlin Reinig (artwork documentation) • Leela Shanker (blurb)

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