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"The Society of Ignored Inanimates" by Liu Dao
TITLE "The Society of Ignored Inanimates" (看不见的群体)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE 48(W)×67(H)×5(D) cm | 19(W)×26.4(H)×2(D) inches
2×RGB P5 K-P5-1235
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 8.8 kg | 19.4 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Babas and Yayas” at island6 Marina
Contemporary Istanbul 2014
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

What do objects see? Think of how many loves they have seen won and lost, the whispered promises and lies that have passed over their shapes. We think that we can be the masters of these material things, but they are the ones that know us for what we truly are. They see your late night online purchases and that bill you slipped from your lover’s wallet. They see moments you don’t even remember making. Oh, don’t think that they have no power of their own. Haven’t you heard of gargoyles, of talismans, of voodoo dolls? At least these objects are ascribed a certain power upon creation. Think how the poor frames, and buckets, and vases of the world must feel. Here they are, made and formed and all the sudden unremarkable. Do they laugh at us as we collect and arrange and forget them? Objects must think us so absurd. We can only hope that they take some kind of pity on us and don’t choose to share our secrets in some underground inanimate gossip network. [Kathleen McCampbell]

STATUS Currently in Istanbul. Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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