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TITLE "Small Town Pride" (小镇之星)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, paper collage, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), teakwood frame
DATE 2013
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×7.5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3(D) inches
TECH SPECS INPUT 100-240V AC • (DELL) S2440L LCD screen • HD120 media player
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 34.7 kg | 76.5 lb • CRATED: 57 kg | 126 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×18(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×7(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Modality and Guilty Pleasures" at island6 ShGarden
ART PARIS 2014 at Grand-Palais
CREDITS Zheng Ran 郑然 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Margaret Johnson (video assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Mark Mehanni (casting)

Becoming a police officer was an indication of status in my family. It wasn't as if I came from a long line of officers or even law abiding, virtuous men and women. I am the predecessor of farmers and rural people who work with their hands, so I know in my father's eyes I was rising from the mud. When I told my parents of my decision their eyes swelled with pride. They weren't ashamed to collect me in their strong arms and goad. They ordered a round of expensive beers and every time the overworked waitrer attended to or neared our table my father boasted, "My daughter is going to be an officer ! My little girl." He thought the waiter should have married me then and there. The pictures and Hollywood films I had seen of soldiers and officers as a kid made me believe in their powers, too. I imagined I'd protect and save. I imagined I'd hold a gun. I imagined I'd dodge bullets. I imagined I'd win the hearts of the damsels in distress. But most days I sleep with my feet on the dashboard dreaming; the closest I ever have been to authority in this small town. [Jak Mussington]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Paris.
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