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"Da Bizi Lai Le" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Da Bizi Lai Le" (大鼻子来了)
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 "Goddamned Shanghai" at island6 Shanghai Main Space
"Across the Waibaidu" at island6 Shanghai Main Space
“Noir Blanc” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
CREDITS Rose Tang 罗丝唐 (photography) • Thomas Charvériat (technical realization) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (material sourcing)

“Da Bizi Laile (Big Nose is Here!)” A group of rowdy young men huddle together, hooting and pointing. What kind of monster or circus freak could have inspired such a reaction? As you, the initially unsuspecting viewer, continue to stare in fascinated horror, a creeping suspicion takes root. Could they be laughing… at you? Resist the urge to turn around to check if anyone weirder is behind. It is you. But wait – look at these young boys, squeezed together for support and mutual validation. Would they dare laugh if they had been alone? Here, Liu Dao examines groupthink, peer pressure, and collective consciousness in a modified antique negative that has survived to show us that for all our self-styled sophistication, we still cannot resist finding safety in numbers. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

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