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"Shanghai Vibe" by Liu Dao "Mao Suit" by Liu Dao "Nvwa" by Liu Dao "The Gate God" by Liu Dao "Shanghai Itch" by Liu Dao "Femme Fatale Fireflies" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Shanghai Vibe" (上海环境)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, GSM module, Apple PC desktop, serial server, flash interface
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 68(W)×61(H)×7(D) cm | 27(W)×24(H)×3(D) inches
TECH SPECS INPUT 100-240V AC
WEIGHT

UNCRATED: 17 kg | 39.5 lb • CRATED: 37 kg | 81.5 lb

CRATE SIZE 80.5(W)×85.5(H)×28(D) cm | 31.7(W)×33.6(H)×11(D) inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in SHContemporary 2011 & "Far Beyond the Firewall"
CREDITS Moxin Yuan (performance) • Tony Argueta (video) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Pete Bradt (choreographer) • Clare Jacobson (production assistant) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (video assistant)
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Shanghai Vibe is the uncensored version of China Vibe. In an antique mirror from the Concession period, Local Shanghai model Moxin Yuan (莫欣媛) sleeps completely nude, a mistress tossed aside reminiscent of Du Yuesheng (杜月笙)’s many concubines and wives who lay bored at home while their man was out running the Green Gang (青帮) in the streets of 1930s Shanghai. Du’s four-story villa is now the comfy Donghu Hotel (东湖宾馆), filled with the ghosts of these neglected vixens, stretched out on their shikumen beds and dreaming of a titillating touch. A phone number looms in the black abyss, scrawled in lipstick like traces of meetings full of glances along the Suzhou Creek, dates full of touches at the Grand Theater on the Bund, and nights full of dancing in the nightclubs of Fuxing Lu, with her man, in the flesh.
But where are we now? With people all over the globe shielded from each other by computers and phones, island6 mimics the historical world of Shanghai and the virtual world we pour emotions into and extract satisfaction from. When the number is called, the nude welcomes the vibrations in her phone as a substitute for lovers lost and friends far away. Shanghai Vibe is a demonstration of simulations of stimulation and imitations of intimacy. [Pete Bradt]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, Herford.
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