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"Takka Takka, Pang Pang" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Takka Takka, Pang Pang" (咔嗒!嘭!)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 57.7(W)×45.5(H)×5(D) cm | 22.7(W)×18(H)×2(D) inches
2×RGB P5 HH-P5-015
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 7.6 kg | 16.8 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
Contemporary Istanbul 2013
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor)

Takka, Takka, Pang, Pang!Contrary to popular belief, a gun does not sound the same in all languages. Due to the mimetic nature of onomatopoeia, many sounds show different pronunciations around the world. Here, Liu Dao depicts a painted replica of toy AK 47. Existing in only silence, the chamber remains still as only the Chinese characters of its inaudible reverberations shoot from its nose. As viewers from different linguistic backgrounds replace the symbols with their own native idioms, such as BANG & TAKKA in English, BAUM in French, and PUM in Spanish, the Chinese symbols that emanate from the barrel depict the Mandarin symbol for PANG. As an instantly recognizable cultural symbol, the gun in ‘TAKKA,TAKKA,PANG,PANG’ leaves the viewers confronted with the possibility of their own subjectivity as they interpret this silent threat from a painted machine. [Margaret Johnson]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Istanbul.
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