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"Someplace Else" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Someplace Else" (别的地方)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE 130(W)×130(H)×7(D) cm | 51(W)×51(H)×2.8(D) inches
TECH SPECS 7×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(12+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 51 kg | 112 lb • CRATED: 85 kg | 187 lb
CRATE SIZE 141(W)×141(H)×18(D) cm | 56(W)×56(H)×7(D) inches
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (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)

It was meant to be one of those trips that should forever define and change my life. I wanted a modern, glammed up version of a Kerouac-ian journey, or at least the myths surrounding one-collecting a haphazard yet a cultured rag-tag crew of eccentric friends and lovers. Overwhelmed with the intoxicating compulsion to leave, to move, to go- I pictured myself spending summers in Provence, sailing in Santorini, cliff jumping in Montenegro. I wanted to experience all those fabulous pinch-me-I’m-not-sure-if-this-is-real feelings. I became so pre-occupied with the idea of filling my home with stuff gathered here-and-there, that I hoarded so many cheap trinkets and mass-produced antiques, all in the hope that someday, someone, would ask me its origin. My bags grew heavy and with it followed complaints of an aching back. I was losing the authenticity of my journey. As if my memories were not enough, I took thousands of photos with my phone for the sole purpose of gaining some jealousy via social media. I began to see my surroundings under the false allure of an instagram-filtered backdrop. I started to feel exposed in my un-authenticity and I wondered if my fellow travelers could smell the fraud emanating from me, like an aura that only the initiated could see. But now, as I sit in my home full of collections of this and that and things that I’ve gathered and assigned some filed-away memory to, they remind me exactly of what travel should not be, for the most important item in the life of any traveler is that initial desire to be someplace else. [Margaret Johnson]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery 's Collection, Paris.
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