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"One By One" by Liu Dao
TITLE "One By One" (绵绵不绝)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Ceramic vases, steel structure, padlocks
DATE 2018
EXPOSURE “The Geometry Of Binary Life” at island6 Main Space
cu.union Concept Fair at ALLUNEEDNOW
CREDITS Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Zhang Deng 张登 (technical realization) • András Gál (documentation & blurb) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

I could talk endlessly about how I got here. Tell you that I was the best of the bests, more invisible than air. That I was the real chameleon man and I could turn nothing into everything and everything into nothing. I could be talking about my upbringing in a circus, with clowns, acrobats and jugglers as my family. And I could talk about a foolish mistake that turned me into white and blue… and made me an eternal yet symbolic object. Objects that I thought I could blend into, but instead I became the mosaic they were. Take me one by one for I am no more the one and only you’ve cherished. What is a body? I forgot a long time ago. When they admire the soul for being something they hope exists under vulnerable skin, they all fear they live without one. But by ignoring the evidence of life they ignore the possibility of a soul that’s far more fragile than what they wish it to be. It has been before our eyes, the engine of living or the living flesh itself. And it’s bewitched and trapped into its own existence.

STATUS Mykonos.
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