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"Showing" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Showing" 炫耀
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame
DATE 2010
SIZE 58×58×9 cm | 22.8×22.8×3.5 inches
TECH SPECS 1× MW S-350-5 (INPUT 200-240V AC /4.0A or 100-120V AC/6.5A 50/60 HZ - OUT 5V/50A)
WEIGHT ARTWORK WEIGHT: 15 kg | 33 lb + CRATE WEIGHT: 9.5 kg | 21 lb
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "It's a strange, strange world", a project by 1918 Art Space
CREDITS Elena Shamova (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance)

Showing features a young blonde woman made of LEDs indulging in a soft, soundless dance on a plane of rice paper. She is the sole enchanting figure in a wide open space. She wears a skirt and swishes it in both hands just for you. She is a princess in a fairytale, a vixen in some man’s dream, and a harlot calling from a doorway. The skirt is brought to the left, and then to the right, and back to the left, hitched up a little higher each time and finally it is thrown over her own head and her glorious underworld is revealed.
She pulls the skirt down, turns around and lifts her skirt up once more to offer a vision of her backside. She is the LED representation of a young Russian model filmed in island6 Arts Center by the art collective, Liu Dao. Fixing her hair behind her ears, she is friendly, motherly, playful, innocent and decadent, shifting from side to side, dancing just for you.

STATUS Reserved by 1918 Art Space
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