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"Mei in the Sky with Diamonds" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Mei in the Sky with Diamonds" (空中的阿梅)
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 2014
SIZE 200(W)×80(H)×8(D) cm | 79(W)×31.5(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(6+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 55.6 kg | 123 lb • CRATED: 89 kg | 196 lb
CRATE SIZE
210
90
19
EXPOSURE -
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (production assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor)
BLURB

In the undulating sea of memories, one comes flooding back. Her name was Mei; but of course that was her last name. I never did discover what her lovers called her. She kept so many things secret. There was however something patently wrong with dressing her in a French maid’s outfit - it always seemed too tight, a bad fit. It was my grandmother’s idea. Mei was one of those people who, when they enter a room, cause everyone to instantly forget what they were talking about. My grandmother called it, in German, ‘Dinner conversation chaos’. Even frequent visitors embarrassed themselves. It was the oddest thing; how did she come to be there? I never knew the story but it had something to do with Harbin – or was it Vladivostok? All I know is that my grandmother saw her there, and in the way that only my grandmother could she swept Mei up in her bergamot and lavender-scented wake, bundling the orphan in the back of her Daimler limousine. Mei had no family except my own and she doted on my grandmother, indulging her taste for chocolate and absinthe. It always struck me how here in a fine Frankfurt apartment the orphan Mei was serving aperitifs to portly German princelings; but she was the one who should have been holding court, an empress in gold brocade. [Daniel Browning]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Frankfurt.
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