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"The Self-Moving Car" by Liu Dao
TITLE "The Self-Moving Car" (骑三轮车的女孩)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Transparent Lambda C-print mounted on mirror
DATE 2012
SIZE 36(W)×130(H)×3(D) cm | 14.2(W)×51.2(H)×1.2(D) inches

UNCRATED: 5 kg | 11 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


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EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Across the Waibaidu"
CREDITS Rose Tang 罗丝唐 (photography) • Thomas Charvériat (technical realization)

In the heady, honking world of the Bicycle Capital, bewildered visitors regularly find themselves caught in a frightening onslaught of these ubiquitous two-wheeled contraptions. Zipping along busy roads, trundling along tiny lanes, parked outside apartment blocks, schools, markets and government offices, bicycles have become practically synonymous with China. How did it all start? A little girl on a four-wheeler, carefully coached by her doting parents. A rickety velocipede precariously pedalled by the "Big Noses" in 1870s Beijing, to the amazement of the gawking Chinese. Affectionately termed the "self-moving car" 自行车, these have spawned a nation-wide obsession, a full-fledged dependence and a new, uniquely-Chinese way of life. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

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