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"Xiao Fang's New Toy" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Xiao Fang's New Toy" (小芳的新玩意儿)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Screen, Perspex, Transparent Lambda C-print mounted on mirror
DATE 2011
SIZE 50(W)×174(H)×4(D) cm | 19.6(W)×68.5(H)×1.5(D) inches

UNCRATED: 45.5 kg | 100.3 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


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EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Goddamned Shanghai" & "Across the Waibaidu"
CREDITS Rose Tang 罗丝唐 (photography) • Thomas Charvériat (technical realization) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (material sourcing)

Kodak was possibly the first camera and film manufacturer to realize the potential of promoting photography to a mass market. The Retina I was one of their first amateur cameras produced in the 1930s, which Xiao Fang’s proud parents had bought to take snapshots of their pretty little girl. Would they have bothered if they’d known this chubby-cheeked darling would grow up to elope, 3 months pregnant, with a Macau taipan? Would they have felt vindicated when her husband dumped her 5 years later? Would they have taken one more photo if they’d foreseen her tragic drowning a month after? But we jump ahead of ourselves. At this moment, on a sticky August evening in 1939, these questions do not exist. There is only a little girl, a wonderful new toy, and an innocent joy captured for all eternity. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

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