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"Take Me To 1989" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Take Me To 1989" (带我回到1989)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 67(W)×48(H)×5(D) cm | 26.4(W)×19(H)×2(D) inches
(2+1 spare)×RGB P4 HC-P4-B003
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 8.9 kg | - lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE Sydney Contemporary 2013 with China Art Projects
CREDITS Olga & Sonja (performance) • Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • Fabrice Amzel (video & documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor)

She saunters to the edge of the street. Her heels define her sultry movements. She fans her hands to the road until a taxi screeches to a startling halt. The taxi driver’s voice is gruff and hoarse, years of smoking has permanently stained his breath. The young woman masks her nose even to respond to his question, ‘Where are you going?’ because the odor lingers on. He doesn’t seem to notice. His aging eyes take quite an interest in her—she hums the old tune that is playing on the radio. The passing street lights reflecting in her dark eyes—so he tells her, “You’re beautiful.” She doesn’t respond to the compliment, afraid to breathe him in. He clears his throat and adjusts his rear view mirror, “You are beautiful,” he repeats unashamed of his hunger. The woman responds as if she has been reminded to feed her pussycat, ‘o’ thank you.” The silence settles in their movements despite feeling his lustful reflection. His sharp left turn nearly causes her to slip out of her seat. “If you were sitting up here,” he baits, “I would have caught you, I’m strong.” She eyes him, now. “I’d love to feel those pretty little lips.” He doesn’t stop. He speeds down the narrow path. And rushes past youth and green lights. Just as he had arrived he screeches to a halt when he reaches her destination. He points to the meter, but after some thought he hands her 19.89 and thanks her with an apologetic laugh. [Jak Mussington]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Istanbul. (via Conny Dietzschold Gallery)
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