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"Meimei Mascara" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Meimei Mascara" (美美刷睫毛)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, media player
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2008-09
SIZE 110×105×18 cm | 43.3×41.3×7 inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "The Artist Died Yesterday"
CREDITS Thomas Charvériat (technical direction) • Zane Mellupe (video) • Yang Longhai 杨龙海 (assembly direction)
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"Meimei Mascara" is a proximity activated interactive mirror created by the collective Liu Dao 六岛 (art direction: Wang Dongma 王东马). As the viewer walks by an antique wooden mirror, his reflection triggers another one: a little girl putting mascara on. Liu Dao’s approach to technology is one made upon his thoughts towards the great change in Chinese culture during the last decade. Liu Dao shows a tension between the traditional living conditions and the most advanced technology of which China is the cradle. With this work made out of wood and video screen- the old and the new hightech - Liu Dao displays the traditional family values and the newly constituted relationships holding it together, revealing the very personal struggle he encountered while developing his own artistic identity.

STATUS N/A. Private collection, Germany
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