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"Dalliance With The Devil" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Dalliance With The Devil" (嬉戏恶魔)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, Giclée print face-mounted on plexiglass, stainless steel frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 200(W)×80(H)×8(D) cm | 79(W)×31.5(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3×MWLPV60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V@8A)
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
(6+1 spare)×RGB P5 HD-P5-021
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 54 kg | 119 lb • CRATED: 85 kg | 187 lb
CRATE SIZE 211(W)×90(H)×20(D) cm | 83(W)×35(H)×8(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Metropolis Rises" at Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (camera & video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (production assistant & documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Melani Murkovic (production assistant)
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Yan Bin made his fortune selling luxury to wealthy people, a billionaire who was an accomplished regular on the Forbes China Rich List. Upon a trip to Beijing, a vision came to him of fairytale castles and fast paced rides… Wonderland. He selected a prime location, en route to the Great Wall. But as construction began, so did the problems. Deals with officials began to fall through, problems with landowners meant agreements couldn’t be reached. Yan Bin surveyed his creation and washed his hands of it, focusing on different ventures which varied from producing Red Bull for the Chinese market to creating Beijing’s Pinewood Valley Golf Course. But every time he visited Beijing he saw his fairytale castle, as if teasing him from the distance. 10 years later, he tried to continue to build it again, but farmers had reclaimed the land and built their crops, the problems ensued. Yan Bin never had so many problems making money. Losing all patience with it, he razed it to the ground and committed the incident to a mere dalliance with the Devil otherwise known as the “Disney Dream”. [Cecilia Garcia]

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