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TITLE "Scopofiliac" (偷窥)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA acrylic painting on plexiglass, TFT display, Sony camera, teakwood frame
DATE 2013
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×9(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 10.4" TFT LCD display with LED backlight - TKUN JT104S-HD
2×MW LPV-20-12 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 12V@1.67A)
SONY fpv 700 CCD camera with 3.6mm lens
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 35.7 kg | 79 lb • CRATED: 59 kg | 130 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×18(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×7(D) inches
EXPOSURE "The Art Of Wu Wei" at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (production assistant & documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

In our modern society the gaze of many have been fixed on a few. Cameras line our streets, protect our homes and guard our valuables. They provide a sense of comfort to some and paranoia to others. Scopofilia and its deviant accomplice, voyeurism, literally epitomize the fetishized love of looking. The origins of the concept lie in Freudian psychoanalysis, and now this gaze has become a commonplace aspect of contemporary culture. ‘Scopofiliac’ explores the dichotomy by making the surveillance material available to those surveyed. By juxtaposing the painted image with a hidden camera that tracks and mirrors, the viewers are able to see themselves as part of the artwork, literally and figuratively becoming their own voyeur. [Margaret Johnson]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Berlin.
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