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TITLE "Mischief Opera" (闹剧)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA TFT display, acrylic painting, paper collage, IR sensor, 8-bit microcontroller, media player, teakwood frame
DATE 2014
SIZE 67(W)×48(H)×7(D) cm | 26.4(W)×19(H)×2.8(D) inches
TECH SPECS • 10.4" TFT LCD display with LED backlight - TKUN JT104-HDMI-TFT.LED
• 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)

UNCRATED: 12.2 kg | 26.9 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


77(W)×58(H)×19(D) cm | 30(W)×23(H)×7.4(D) inches

EXPOSURE “Silk to Bitcoin” at island6 Shanghai
Beirut Art Fair 2014
Contemporary Istanbul 2014
"Key to Ignition" at island6 Hong Kong
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Natalia Sentiakova & Mark Mehanni (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting) • David Keohane (production assistant)

It is a universal of human experience. From the womb we make silly contorted faces, force smiles, nod maniacally, roll our eyes dramatically, and stretch our pliant skin over the armature of our bones to express our complex, deeply held emotions. I am a rubber-faced clown. I have never been verbal owing to a shock in my childhood. Every emotion I have ever wanted to communicate I have interpreted through flexing my rubber face. Before I had mastered the techniques of my tragicomic art, I was sent by my family to study under that old master of non-verbal communication Marceau - except I never don white paint or tights or opera make-up to share my feelings. Instead of writing these lines I could describe my thoughts in a repertoire of mime. There is no greater pleasure than the memory of making faces with my friend Xia, whose family were likewise flummoxed by her refusal to speak. Exiled to the back seat as our parents sped across mountain ranges from snaking autobahn to autobahn to see the next specialist who might cure our ailment we terrorized innocent truck drivers for days on end. Some laughed, some cried. Some, the burliest of them, threw bouquets of kisses at our silent opera. [Daniel Browning]

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