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"Leftover Woman" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Leftover Woman" (剩女)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, acrylic paint, sand & resin coating, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×9(D) cm | 49(W)×49(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3×MWLPV60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V@8A)
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
8×RGB P7.62 HLK-179 + 4×RGB P7.62 HLH-164-I
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 29 kg | 64 lb • CRATED: 56.5 kg | 125 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×20(D) cm | 44.8 (W)×44.8(H)×7.8(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Need. Want. Hunt" at island6 Shanghai
"The Garden Beneath The Streetlights" at Bath Street Gallery (Auckland)
CREDITS Jelina (performance) • Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production coordination) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jack Mur (video assistant) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Jean Le Guyader (artwork documentation)
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When you're a Leftover Woman (剩女), every day is a battle. A battle for freedom, for independence, for sanity. "Why aren't you married yet?" "When will you meet a nice man?" "Can I set you up with someone?" are the bullets we dodge in this war against 5000 years of culture that dictates that women ought to be married by 26. We are constantly under siege from parents, university friends, coworkers. But they don’t understand, I am married: to my career, to my sky-rise apartment in downtown Shanghai, to my imported wine collection and my wardrobe full to designer suits. Why give all of this up for a fat, balding accountant and a snotty baby? But in war, you have to know when to pick your battles. So, fine, mother, I’ll go on that blind date with your cousin’s friend’s nephew. I’m sure it’ll be a seriously entertaining disaster. [Leela Shanker]

STATUS Currently located in Auckland. Please contact Bath Street Gallery for inquiries.
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