"Off Bubbling Well Road" (涌泉坊旁)
"Off Bubbling Well Road" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
She stood in a dimly lit corner of the dance hall, exhaling tendrils of smoke that curled and danced alongside the lingering jazz notes in the air. Bathed in the soft glow of flickering candles, clad in the elegance of a bygone era, her contemplative stature embodied a sense of calm while in deep thought. She resembled a young Li Minghui, a glamorous vision of a superstar, adorned with elegance that demanded attention and respect. Her quiet eyes betrayed the secrets of a thousand whispered conversations. In that moment, the melody of Li Minghui's pop song, "Drizzle" came to mind, its notes enveloping the surroundings and bringing forth the natural world imagery of traditional Chinese poetry: light rain, soft breezes, willow branches, lotus blossoms, and mountain sunsets.
I was captivated. Thoughts danced between the seductive rhythms of the Jazz Age and the clandestine affairs of a Shanghai pulsating with hidden desires. What remained concealed behind those smoky tendrils sparked a deep curiosity in me. What is it that has her mind so intently occupied at this moment?
For now, I’m left with thoughts of light rain, soft breezes, willow branches, lotus blossoms, and mountain sunsets, all woven into the enchanting tapestry of this elusive moment.
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Unique edition, Shanghai 2023
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Vietnamese linen embedded in hand cast resin, black-stained teakwood frame
71.8(W)×191.8(H)×5.5(D) cm // 42.75 kg
87(W)×207(H)×18(D) cm // 86 kg
Cyberfeminity” at island6 Shanghai
Zhang Tianyi 张天依 (model) • Nick Hersey (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon & Coralie Horsnell (blurb)

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