"Urban Chariot" by Liu Dao "Glory Days" by Liu Dao "Feminine Effects" by Liu Dao "Building our Empire" by Liu Dao "This Moment is Gone" by Liu Dao "Dangerous Liaisons" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Urban Chariot" (都市战车)
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: 36.6 kg | 80.6 lb • CRATED: 58 kg | 127.9 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×19(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×7.5(D) inches
EXPOSURE “I Really Don't Want to” at island6 Shanghai
“Dance of Light” at Plazza 66
CREDITS Katrina Louy 卡萨琳娜 (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) • Mark Mehanni (casting)

I am new to taxis. I grew up in rural South Carolina, where taxis were these magical yellow things that transported people around New York City as they got into romantic-comedy capers. I had this sense that if you were a person who lived somewhere where you could hail taxis, much less actually ride around in them, you were probably an interesting person. When I moved to the “big” city of Charleston to pursue an undergraduate degree in cheap beer, I was sure that I would finally join the ranks of those high-heeled-taxi-riders who held so much power in the flick of a wrist. The thing is, Charleston was not exactly a bustling, taxi-filled metropolis. Oh, you could call a cab service if you needed one, which meant that you were going to have a particularly elegant night. My girlfriends and I would outfit ourselves in our best Forever21 swanky gear and wait on our second-hand living room couch drinking $3.94 red wine until our assigned DD honked us out onto the street. We would pile into a van driven by a completely-over-it driver, and take the short ride downtown to chug appletinis and make generally poor (amazing) decisions. By the end of the night, taxis actively trolled the streets to pick up drunken PYTs. Bolstered by appletini confidence, one of us would get to plant our feet and swing up our arms to wave down a metered savior. This would undoubtedly be the coolest role of the evening. Taxi-hailer, so sexy and sophisticated, so worldly – you. [Weronika Nossowicz]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, New York City.
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