"Innocent Bystander" by Liu Dao "Stages of Grief" by Liu Dao "Verve and Vitality" by Liu Dao "Affluenza" by Liu Dao "Coquet Marceau" by Liu Dao "Pursuit's End" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Innocent Bystander" (旁观者清)
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: 35 kg | 77 lb • CRATED: 59 kg | 130 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×19(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×7(D) inches
EXPOSURE “I Really Don't Want to” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS Katerine 凯瑟琳 (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) • Mark Mehanni (casting)

I like the anonymity. No one asks my name, my life story, I just drive. No one is interested, just so long as they arrive safely to their intended destination. I am the faceless entity of accessibility. Often we sit in deathly silence but its not awkward, no quite the contrary, we know our place in the chain of command. I have watched countless lovers pass through these doors in varying stages of monogamy; my favorite being the honeymooners. I find it deeply erotic to observe the feeble hand tentatively attending to its lover’s thigh, creeping closer, aching for release. I’ll go home and think about that while I lie next to my wife, with my own hand on my inner thigh relinquishing that release for them. I’ve seen all sorts of atrocities in that mirror; I get to watch it all like some sort of paradoxical soap opera unfolding before my very eyes. I witness the raw, unedited emotion mankind expresses in his darkest hour- and believe me its not pretty... [Kim Shillam]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Liechtenstein.
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