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"Twelve Celestial Goggles" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Twelve Celestial Goggles" (十二只神奇的小泡泡)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, magnifying lenses, stainless steel frame
DATE 2012
SIZE 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

UNCRATED: 55 kg | 121.3 lb • CRATED: 83 kg | 183 lb


118(W)×118(H)×20(D) cm | 46.5(W)×46.5(H)×7.9(D) inches

EXPOSURE Exhibited in "The Cat That Eats Diodes" at island6 Shanghai

Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (production supervisor) • Fabrice Amzel (video) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (video documentation)


Lei Shifu and Huo Nainai live in a quiet, maze-like nong tang hidden off the relentlessly fashionable Nanjing Xi Lu. Ignored by the hip-erati, photographed by tourists and thankfully forgotten by ambitious property developers, Lei, Huo, and their posse of fellow septuagenarians spend their days sitting under deciduous plantane trees, surrounded by lines of laundry and mountains of junk. Their children have moved on. Their friends have passed. They wouldn't recognise the Pudong skyline if they had the energy to totter over to the Bund to see it. Their Daily Tweets come from the little chirping caged birds outside their flats. Much like the pretty choten gan bobbing about in tiny spheres, the original denizens of Shanghai - its first movers and shakers - are increasingly isolated in the hub-bub of modern development. The familiar is shrinking, day by day, into glass-encased bubbles. All they can do now is gape and gawk, goggle-eyed, at a city that is jetting out, further and further away from shore. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS Istanbul.
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