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TITLE "Nazar From Near and Far" (由近及远)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screens, magnifying lenses, stainless steel frame
DATE 2014
SIZE 109(W)×109(H)×9(D) cm | 42.9(W)×42.9(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS INPUT 100-240V AC • (DELL) LCD S2440Lb • HD120 media player
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)

UNCRATED: 51 kg | 112 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


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EXPOSURE Contemporary Istanbul 2014
CREDITS Diana B. Pagenhardt (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting)

Just in case you’re unaware, Nazar is the Arabic word for "sight." It’s also A) a village in Iran, B) a name that’s seen as very masculine in middle-eastern culture, and C) a blue amulet that’s supposed to protect you from the "evil eye." Whatever that means. This century’s evil eye is quite open to interpretation and something that very well may be beyond the realm of protection (real or imagined). Ask a celebrity. Your face is being logged, clocked, and registered somewhere like an old bar code. Unless you live alone in the mountains… actually scratch that; you’re being watched. Is it really all so terrible though? I know it isn’t the popular view, but I quite like the idea of having someone or something to look my best for. Someone who may very well notice the extent to which the cornflower blue speckles in my dress socks match the stitching on my jacket. I imagine rooms of international surveillance spies having to explain to their superiors "…well, we don’t think he’s up to anything illegal... but goddamn can this guy put an outfit together. Look for yourself sir." I know it’s silly and knocks of immaturity, but I think if the way we’re watched is going to get anymore intense, then so too should my attention to detail. The little things and my awareness of them should be up to snuff with the amount of eyes on me other than my own. [Ryan Nimmo]

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