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"Manifest Destiny and Gas Prices" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Manifest Destiny and Gas Prices" (天命和天然气价格)
KEYWORDS Perception / Experience | 观念 / 经验
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, media player, teakwood frame
DATE 2014
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×7.5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3(D) inches
TECH SPECS INPUT 100-240V AC • (DELL) S2440L LCD screen
• HD120 media player • E3Z-D62 • Arduino Uno
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 1×MWLPV20-12 (INPUT 90~264VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT12V@1.67A)
• 1×DJ-U48S-12 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.0A / OUTPUT 12VDC@3.3A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 35 kg | 77 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×18(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×7(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Hybrid” curated by HONDA (Kenta Torimoto)
CREDITS Katrina Louy 卡萨琳娜 & Mark Mehanni (performance) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Adrian Tyus (video documentation) • Jiang Linping 江琳萍 (video assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting)

How do you, personally, think about cars? Usually has a lot to do with where you grew up. (Very) generally speaking, if you grew up in a western culture you likely have images of the car as fast play-thing and/or a slight extension of your personality. I am reckless and young and thus I have a Mustang or I value normalcy and safety and as a result I drive a non-descript brown Volvo. This is not exactly the Asian way to think about a car. Again speaking in (irresponsibly vast) generalities; for most young people in Asia a car is like a small starter home. The first toe dipped into the warm but choppy waters of independence and personal responsibility. A car is the first chance that most young adults have (in any culture) to get laid on their own accord. The end of relying on the absence of others before you do the dance. A wonderfully tiny traveling bedroom. Ask any guy who has (or had) a car between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one. It is a traveling, tryst inducing love machine that operates on gasoline and high hopes. And most of us wouldn’t have it any other way than that. [Ryan Nimmo]


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