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"They don’t Call it Shanglow" by Liu Dao
TITLE "They don’t Call it Shanglow" (十里洋场)
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 6×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(10+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 60 kg | 132 lb • CRATED: 92 kg | 203 lb
CRATE SIZE 210(W)×90(H)×19(D) cm | 83(W)×35(H)×7.5(D) inches
CREDITS 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)

This city grew so fast fast fast. It grows up. It grows out. It grows down. It grows on top of layers and layers of people like me. They tell me my qipao is not as fashionable as the latest looky-loos. They whisper that hamburgers are tastier than xiaolongbao. The dust of the old city is trekked into glittering skyscrapers and retail stores, and I am the only one who does not want to sweep it away. Each evening, I move silently through the crowded old lanes and fill tiny jars with the dust of old Shanghai. I keep the jars for a little while, just to let them know they are loved. When the dust knows that it is not forgotten, I take it on a journey to that flashing monster across the river, the one that that just yesterday crouched on top of rolling fields and spat out sandwich chains. I climb up towers built with steel and greed, and do what I do each morning. I take my jars of dust and scatter their contents on the roofs of the new Shanghai. I watch it settle into cracks and make little piles on top of neon signs. This city grows fast, but I will not let the new grind the old into oblivion. [Kathleen McCampbell]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Munich.
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