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"Faster, Higher,Stronger" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Faster, Higher,Stronger" (更快更高更强)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, Giclée print face-mounted on plexiglass, stainless steel frame
DATE 2014
SIZE 200(W)×80(H)×8(D) cm | 79(W)×31.5(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 5×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(8+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 58 kg | 128 lb • CRATED: 90 kg | 198 lb
CRATE SIZE 210(W)×90(H)×19(D) cm | 83(W)×35(H)×7.5(D) inches
CREDITS Zheng Ran 郑然 & Wei Wei 微微 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (production assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting)

The Greeks first identified agoraphobia, the fear of open spaces. It is common enough, the opposite of claustrophobia. But I am certain that it is possible to feel both at the same time. Of being in the open, but of being confined; or am I the only one who experiences this? If you search the faces you can see each one has a story, written in lines across the forehead, in the darting frightened eyes or the stilted, mechanical movements. There is no story in the open faces. Frozen in time, they could be made of clay. Lifeless wax models in a diorama. It is in the nervous hands or the shifting eyes that you will find that the square is indeed brimming with life; a chaotic fractal constantly in flux, its morphology forever redrawing itself. Here in the square lovers do not meet. The air is thick with unspoken truths and fabulous lies. Stories criss-cross here, interlacing in space and time in a delicate, subatomic infinity loop but never touching. [Daniel Browning]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Singapore.
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