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TITLE "Down to the Countryside" (下乡)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE 2015
SIZE 103.3(W)×103.3(H)×5(D) cm | 40.7(W)×40.7(H)×2(D) inches
6×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
12×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ (150416014)

UNCRATED: 30.5 kg | 67.2 lb • CRATED: 53.5 kg | 67.2 lb


114.5(W)×114.5(H)×16(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6.2(D) inches

EXPOSURE “Scribbles” at island6 Bund
CREDITS Natalia Sentiakova & Mark Mehanni (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (production assistant & documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor)

We’re going down to the countryside where we don’t need buildings. Buildings were made to have a top floor and top floors aren’t any good. Young and formerly privileged lovers like us don’t find our situation bad at all, just the opposite in fact. Out here with the sunrise bird songs and the midnight crickets scoring the hot breeze. We’re just looking up at the stars and laying down beside each other trying hard not to get our uniforms too dirty. We were wrapped up in so many things but now, unwrapped, we’re free to smell the smells and adore then landscape. Whatever any of the Dazibao 大字报 say or don’t say is irrelevant when you’re knee deep in the countryside. Out here the only thing that matters is the land and each other. My love and I went down to the countryside one day to swing away the time and I don’t imagine us ever going back. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Shanghai.
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