"Tread Dread" (踩踏恐惧)
"Tread Dread" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
I’ve been at this a long time. Too long. Almost 1/3 of my life on these tired streets—mostly over by old Route Dupleix (An Fu Lu today) and Avenue Joffre (Huaihai Middle Road). I guess the variety of what I see makes it more bearable, allows for a suspension of disbelief about what I really do. And then there’s my partner in crime here. When it comes down to the nuts and bolts of it all, I’m glad I chose this path. It could be worse. Drivers in Shanghai are loose, but it’s nothing compared to Beijing. Let’s put it this way: if Shanghai is Warhol’s Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster), then Beijing is his Orange Car Crash Fourteen Times. Absolutely brutal. I stay safe though, making liberal use of my headlights and my “Shanghai hello” (a honk and the, uh, one-finger wave), especially when I’m on the third-level gaojia. Take a good long look. Most people don’t see my frontside for long. I give a hello, and then a quick goodbye with a trail of smoke and the smell of burnt rubber left in the air. I leave behind only my tread dread, my haze craze.
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2019~2023
TFT display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, Vietnamese linen embedded in hand cast resin, black-stained teakwood frame
52(W)×52(H)×6.5(D) cm // 9 kg
• 1×SLC micro SD Card
• 1×LS424 media player
• 12" TFT LCD display with LED backlight - TKUN JT1200 (INPUT 12V 3A)
• 1×M120300P911 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 12VDC@3A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
65(W)×65(H)×18.5(D) cm // 21.5 kg
Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
Lu Xiao Tian 陆晓添 (painting) • Katrina Louy 卡萨琳娜 (performance) • Mark Mehanni (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Carlin Reinig (blurb)
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