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"Yinglong's Laughter" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Yinglong's Laughter" (英龙的笑声)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, oil painting on plexiglass, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×9(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
(6+1)×RGB P7.62 HLD-113
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 31 kg | 68 lb • CRATED: 53 kg | 117 lb
CRATE SIZE 115(W)×115(H)×20(D) cm | 45.2(W)×45.2(H)×7.8(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Modus Operandi" with CAP at 10Design, Hong Kong
"Overload: A Tale Of Officide" at island6 Hong Kong
CREDITS Nick Hersey(painting) • Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (production assistant) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production assistant)

The miracles of the modern age may leave little room for childhood beliefs of magic but on your next journey to the adult world of work, beware the skies, home of Yinglong 應龍. Yinglong is the dragon responsible for rainfall, ready to piss on your parade and remind you not to take things so seriously. The daily commute to work is the ultimate in-joke of the heavens. They laugh at the mad scramble of the mortal masses getting irate and squeezing themselves onto a sardine packed network of public transport. They giggle at the absurd road rage of private people carriers stuck in seemingly never ending traffic jams and chortle at the irony of the eternally late person who always miscalculates the journey to work despite doing the same journey twice a day, 5 days a week for several years. Yinglong laughs at the folly of man, their dedication to a daily grind and their sacrificial stress levels which are dependent on things that don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. Of course mankind don’t have the gift of perspective that is only acquired in living through the millennia but the futility of it all makes Yinglong laugh and his tears of laughter are felt on Earth. [Cecilia Garcia]

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