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"Goldfinger" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Goldfinger" (金指头)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Neon sign, stainless steel structure
EDITION Unique
DATE 2012-2015
SIZE
60
60
11.5
TECH SPECS

INPUT 120VAC
Cool Neon NG. A206GL (IN 120VAC 50/60Hz@0.7A / OUT 6kV@30mA)
8mm yellow neon tube + 1 spare

WEIGHT
9.2
23.6
CRATE SIZE
69
69
32
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Dripping with Aurum" at island6 Hong Kong
CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (art direction) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production coordination) • Exir Kamalabadi (sourcing)
BLURB

“Silence is Golden”. As it is believed that words and effective communication can solve any situation, Liu Dao deems silence to be just as efficient as a spoken statement. In this sense, actions speak louder than words, and it takes no uttered noise to demonstrate the sentiment behind a raised middle finger. Indeed, it is often in firm, glaring silence that we ‘flip our birdy’, or in this case, our bright yellow peacock. “Goldfinger” explores the complex world of sign-language, symbols and communicative gestures that permeate our social consciousness. And while Liu Dao does not condone birdy-flipping, we are certainly well-aware of the many useful purposes and occasions in which silence truly is the key. [Jack Mur]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Aventura, FL (USA).
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