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"Gas, Ass, Grass" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Gas, Ass, Grass" (天然,肛,草)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, anodized stainless steel frame
DATE 2012

109(W)×109(H)×9(D) cm | 42.9(W)×42.9(H)×3.5(D) inches

TECH SPECS INPUT 100-240V AC • (DELL) LCD ST2420L • HD260 media player • E3Z-D62
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 45.5 kg | 100.3 lb • CRATED: 81 kg | 178.5 lb
CRATE SIZE 121(W)×121(H)×26(D) cm | 47.6(W)×47.6(H)×10.2(D) inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "island6 for Chivas Collective" and "Dripping with Aurum" at island6 Hong Kong
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Sonja (performance) • Alexia Kalteis(choreography) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Nicolas Grefenstette (production assistant) • Katharina Droste (production assistant) • Jack Mur (production assistant) • Dave Ahern (production assistant) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙)

What would you do for a free trip in a Hong Kong Taxi cab? After mysteriously getting jolted awake at the tip of Tai Long Wan, you wait in despair for a car to come by… and – hóu wahn ah! - by chance, a sparkling red Hong Kong cab does. As the car slows down to a halt, you jump in surprise to hear the driver ask, “Gas, Ass or Grass?” Well there’s a tough one, isn’t it? And yet, why not? Originating from the 60’s in America, the vulgar yet comedic, expression refers to the unwritten law-of-the-road for hitchhikers. What are you ready to give up for a ride? A reminder that not all is what it seems – a free ride is never without a certain sacrifice. [Exir Kamalabadi]

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