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"Apsara On The Pearl" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Apsara On The Pearl" (东方明珠上的仙女)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, transparent Lambda C-print mounted on perspex, stainless steel frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2012
SIZE 80(W)×200(H)×9(D) cm | 31.5 (W)×79(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 2×MWLPV60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V@8A)
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
WEIGHT

UNCRATED: 66.5 kg | 146.6 lb • CRATED: 109 kg | 240.3 lb

CRATE SIZE

92(W)×212(H)×20(D) cm | 36.2 (W)×83.5(H)×7.9(D) inches

EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Ooh La La!" at studio rouge on the bund
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (performance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (video assistant) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jack Mur (video assistant) • Camille Jaganathen (video documentation) • Katharina Droste (video assistant)
BLURB

She, in essence, is the balance between real and surreal. The female identity and her fragility have been the subject of many art works, pieces of literature, and in more recent times the fierce subject of debate. In “Apsara On the Pearl”, Liu Dao has taken this aspect and revealed her true nature, that of whimsical grace. She provokes us to mark her balance, endurance, and strength. Celebrating her unbound spirit she alights around the Shanghai Oriental Pearl tower in broadcast of her abilities and her effeminate nature. This delicate move is not one to go unnoticed nor is it to invoke frail imagery; rather it displays elegance, determination and courage. She is able to cast forward into the unknown a message that grace and poise are a celebration of Shanghai, of China and of all women. [Lelia Pollett]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, Dallas. (viastudio rouge)
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六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由创作人员管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。