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"Doll Love" by Liu Dao
TITLE

"Doll Love"

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Transparent Lambda C-print mounted on Electroluminiscent Display (ELD)
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2010-2011
SIZE Unframed: 41(W)×61(H) cm | 16(W)×24(H) inches
TECH SPECS INPUT 220-240V AC
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Omen"
CREDITS Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination) • Tony Argueta (production assistant) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance)
BLURB

A simple search for sex doll suppliers on alibaba.com puts the stats like this: Sex doll supplier locations in the United States: 252. Sex doll supplier locations in Mainland China: 6106. With estimates from the 2010 United States 2010 population census, Americans have roughly one rubber sex doll supplier for every 1.4 million citizens, while China has a sex doll supplier for every 225,000. This is one of the clearest indications of China's industrial superiority ever seen by the island6 collective. Guangzhou Luck Electronics Limited Company is one exemplary force in the sex toy market. According to the company's website, their aim is "bringing the world more sexual pleasure to make the world happier", and they have succeeded brilliantly. Beyond the company's admirable mission, hundreds of employees, and 5000 m2 of factory space, the GLELC has "acquired the universal favorable comment" from overseas clients.
"We have intercourse with large domestic trade companies," states the website.
"solemn statement, Our company is factory direct without any agent. Hope that customer don't remit to others except for salesmen on Web Site and alibaba. Beware of swallow a gudgeon!"[sic]
Beware indeed.
"Doll Love"  is about transactional "intercourse" between other nations and China's highly active and attractive business behavior–the insertion of metals and plastics into international markets; the mass-exchange of fluids through beverage brands; the in-out, in-out of capital investment; the lust for economic opportunity; the penetration of a consumer group; the arousal of demand, and the coming of a new age. [Pete Bradt]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, London.
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