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"How and Why the Car Moves" by Liu Dao
TITLE "How and Why the Car Moves" (如何正确的使用车)
KEYWORDS Sexual Fantasy / Love Reality | 对性的狂野幻想 / 日常的亲密爱情
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Carpet, GSM module
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE 200(W)×200(L)×1.8(H) cm | 79(W)×79(L)×0.7(H) inches
TECH SPECS • Arduino Uno
• GPRS Shield
WEIGHT

UNCRATED: 10.5 kg | 23 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb

CRATE SIZE

-(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches

EXPOSURE “Hybrid” curated by HONDA (Kenta Torimoto)
CREDITS Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Ryan Nimmo & Lin Zang 臧琳 (writer) • Jiang Linping 江琳萍 (illustration) • Pan Daijing 潘岱静(model)
BLURB

Ever since I learned the terms pragmatic and utilitarian I knew I’d found terms I could use to describe myself down to my very essence. In case you don’t know these words very well, they basically mean the same thing; which is that you should be realistic about all things. Don’t sugarcoat truths or lie to yourself about whatever situation you might be in. Don’t poison the well that your brain floats in with magical thinking and overly optimistic assessments. However, these terms also suggest that things have uses beyond popular thought. Nothing ought to be pigeon holed into some category and left there to rot. For example, if I have an old t-shirt that I don’t want anymore that doesn’t mean it’s trash… or that I should just let it rot in my closet. Utilitarian thought dictates that I should do something like rip it apart to make small rags. Most people might see a car and think it’s just for driving. Nothing else you can do with it. But I know better. I know that the last four digits of that phone number are really saying I want I want because in Chinese "5" sounds like "I"(wǔ/wǒ) and "1" sounds like "want" (yāo/yào). I know what might happen if I call that number. And I'm certainly glad I decided to cut up that old t-shirt to make a bunch of rags. [Ryan Nimmo]

自从学会了实用和功力这两个词儿之后,我知道再没有什么别的词语可以更切实描绘我的灵魂了。不熟悉这两个词的话,你可以这么理解,它俩其实是一个意思,就是:对待任何事情,你都应该持有实际的态度。不要粉饰事实真相或者欺骗自己。避免使用幻想也不要过分乐观。但是,实用和功力这两个词的存在也暗示了另一种可能:许多东西都带有非常规用途。举个例子,一件恤因为被我搁置了好久没穿,不代表它就是垃圾只能在衣橱里面等待被细菌分解最后消失。按照功力主义者的思路,我应该及时处理这下岗的恤-比如-撕成几块抹布。大部分人看到一两车,不会联想到除了运输人之外,车还有什么别的用途。但是我想到了!我知道这个电话的最后几个数字“5151”的真正含义是“我要我要”,因为“5”听上去像“我”,“1”听上去像“要”。所以我能预见我按下拨号键之后将有怎样的惊喜。对了,我还真把我的一件旧T恤毁成了几片可以擦桌子的抹布,而且我特别满意。

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