"The Disappearance Of A King"
"The Disappearance Of A King" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Louis? Who is that? He is not a Bandar-log. He has nothing to do with us. He never left the jungle, because he has never been here. Never heard of that guy. King? King Louis? So he’s French? No, we have no king, but even if we did, he would be English. Right, an Indonesian guy who claims to be the French king of an Indian jungle. If you tell me he also owns a bar… OK, listen, we’ve never seen that dude, we just want the boy. But we can tell you one thing. Remembering something that never actually happened is not uncommon. Remembering itself is the act of recalling the image we formed at the last time of remembering something, not remembering it in real life every time. It is not something we can trust as imagination and perception are based on similar chemical memory traces stored in protein formations in the brain. Thus memories and false memories are not so different from each other. And we are not even talking about what’s reality. So please reread The Jungle Book by Kipling and then tell me about our king.
Shanghai 2019
Giclée print face-mounted to plexiglass on aluminum Dibond panel, aluminum frame 
281.7(W)×71.6(H)×3(D) cm // 6 kg (framed)
291(W)×81(H)×15(D) cm // 32 kg
• “Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” at island6 Shanghai
Nick Hersey (art direction & illustration) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & photography) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • András Gál (blurb)

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