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TITLE "Lipstick and Old Heroes" (红颜与大英雄)
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: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×18(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×7(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Key to Ignition" at island6 Hong Kong
CREDITS Katrina Louy 卡萨琳娜 & Mark Mehanni (performance) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Adrian Tyus (video documentation) • Jiang Linping 江琳萍 (video assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting)

Old heroes should die young. It’s imperative. They must drive as fast as possible, never miss a chance to accompany a beautiful woman looking lonely at a bar or party, and always look great (although they are not allowed to be visibly concerned with such things). They must look a strange, unrefined type of great… with a square jawline of course. All women should want them. All men should want to be them, however; this desire should be so strong that it supersedes jealousy and blooms into warmly broad admiration. When they die (in whatever heroic and awful way they do) there ought to be an unfathomable amount of gorgeous unknown women in attendance at the funeral. “Who is that” you’ll hear the other guests mutter again and again. The stories about these Heroes should sound made up… but should not be. They should, at the time of their death, have left one special gal (usually the most beautiful of the whole gorgeous lot) pregnant. She’ll raise the child alone and balk at the similarities, secretly hating the parts of her child that resemble the legend she could’ve had forever. If he just would’ve not driven so god damned fast all the time she’ll think occasionally. As if it would’ve made a difference. [Ryan Nimmo]

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