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"Yuletide Vibe" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Yuletide Vibe" (圣诞季之环境)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, GSM module, Apple PC desktop, serial server, flash interface
DATE 2011
SIZE 114(W)×72(H)×32(D) cm | 45(W)×28(H)×12.6(D) inches

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EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Goddamned Shanghai"
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Jiang Jun 江军 (performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (material sourcing) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Katharina Droste (research) • Jack Mur (Video assistant)

Santa hardly gets a chance to slumber. The demands of his job, especially in the Yuletide season, are overwhelming. And yet here we have a rare moment to observe this well-known and well-loved figure in a state of hard-earned repose. As we stare at his peaceful, angelic mien, Liu Dao invites us to ponder about what we really know about this ubiquitous figure. Suddenly he seems familiar and yet distant, like a relative you see every week but never spoke to. Is this the state of our connection with our supposedly deep-rooted cultures and traditions? Viewers are then invited to call Santa, who for once does not pick up the call, responding blindly to our requests, but instead pleases himself by rubbing the vibrating phone all over his body. Could this really be Santa? Well, why not? What do we really know about this omnipresent red-robed figure? Indeed, in this day and age what you see is quite often not what you get. For better or worse, we have altered the landscape of our history and heritage. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

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