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TITLE "Three's a Crowd" (人群三)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LCD screen, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE 2014
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: 35.5 kg | 78.3 lb • CRATED: 59 kg | 126 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×18(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×7(D) inches
EXPOSURE “I Really Don't Want to” at island6 Shanghai
ART PARIS 2014 at Grand-Palais
CREDITS Li Tian Tian 李天天 (performance) • Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Margaret Johnson (video assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

It was great for a while. We were the ultimate friends, the human-canine version of the three musketeers. We would all exchange kisses and loyalty, and no one had a favorite. We’d go for those long, lazy drives in the country where everyone forgets time, and you can stick your head out the window and smell freedom for miles and miles. It crept up on us slowly, the division. One day somebody got to sit on that sacred white couch, or someone’s walk lasted five minutes longer… You know the story. We drifted apart. Still, we have a job to do. We are the nation’s best, the enforcers of the almighty State. We have to be on our toes, all ten of them and all twenty of them, depending. We’ve been plotting though, my partner and me. Three’s a crowd, and we can’t pretend that this works anymore. We’ve got it all planned out. We’ll be making our usual rounds in the neighborhood, saving old ladies and putting away the bad guys, but one of the trio will “accidentally” be left behind. We know she’ll find a good home, with belly rubs and plenty of snacks. We just have to figure out how to change gears without a set of opposable thumbs. [Kathleen McCampbell]

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