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"Noir Blues" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Noir Blues" (蓝调午夜)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) inches
TECH SPECS 2×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(2+1 spare)×RGB P5 K-P5-1235
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 28 kg | 62 lb • CRATED: 50 kg | 110 lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×15.5(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Babas and Yayas” at island6 Marina
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (video) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Cecilia Garcia (production assistant)
BLURB

Her red bow flops down and she brushes it away with one of her slender white hands. She twirls, arms in the air, spins, arches her neck and rotates to a gentle stop with a graceful bow. Debussy’s ‘Claire de Lune’ begins again and she resumes dancing. This is her life. Dancing for the pleasure of others. She can barely remember a time when she wasn’t dancing. She can’t seem to recall how she got here, trapped in this sphere with only the gleaming old gramophone for company. It takes up all her days and her nights, yet she doesn’t seem to grow weary. It is always the song and her dancing together, entwined. She has flashes of another time, before the ceaseless piano music and the spinning of the record: to days of another life, another reality. But they are gone just as quickly as they came. Without any other choice in front of her, she begins her routine again as the lilting melody returns: she lifts her arms up and twirls, like a dutiful ballerina should. [Rosie Dillon]

STATUS Currently in island6 Marina (Thailand). Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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