"I am a Hustler Baby" by Liu Dao "Follow the Steps" by Liu Dao "A Thing of Beauty" by Liu Dao "The Society of Ignored Inanimates" by Liu Dao "What a Lady" by Liu Dao "Noir Blues" by Liu Dao
TITLE "I am a Hustler Baby" (其实我是个骗子)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE 2014
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×7.5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3(D) inches
TECH SPECS INPUT 100-240V AC • (DELL) S2440L LCD screen • HD120 media player
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 34 kg | 75 lb • CRATED: 58 kg | 128 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×19(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×7.5(D) inches
EXPOSURE “I Really Don't Want to” at island6 Shanghai
“Babas and Yayas” at island6 Marina
CREDITS Li Tian Tian 李天天 (performance) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Margaret Johnson (video assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

He never saw it coming; but he should have known it’s the pretty ones you need to watch out for. Then multiple that by three…he didn’t stand a chance to say the least. I’d like to give him some sympathy, but then again men can be so dumb- throw a few beautiful girls into the equation and their brain becomes ruled by what sits in their pants. But that’s exactly what they were counting on. The threesome had been monitoring his every move for the past ten & a half months, what bars did he frequent? What was his liquor of choice? What kind of women did he take back to his apartment after a long day at the office? It was child’s play really. They sat next to him in the executive suite, giggling nervously, dropping subtle hints to the tune of his ears. He went over to introduce himself and offer the poor damsels a refreshing beverage… besides, who were they to decline?! When he went to use the restroom they slipped rohypnol into his gin&tonic and upon his return proposed something he couldn't even think about turning down. Next thing he knew he was awoke blinking in the morning sun, dazed, confused and $1,000,000 poorer… And his dog was nowhere to be seen. His neighbors informed him of the mysterious black cab that had pulled up around 5.30am. It was fair to say he didn’t believe in coincidences anymore... [Kathleen McCampbell]

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