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"Clean Break" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Clean Break" (决裂)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
TECH SPECS • Miniature Power Switch
• SLC SD Card (updated in 2016)
• 6×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• (12+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1.3(64×32)-16S-S3528-DQ / 140603004
EXPOSURE “Silk to Bitcoin” at island6 Shanghai
Beirut Art Fair 2014
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Natalia Sentiakova (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting) • David Keohane (production assistant)

On the couch my therapist always asks, peering at me inquisitively over the edge of his horn-rimmed glasses, 'Why do you clean so obsessively?' Every vase, every oddly-shaped curio, every knob at the end of a staircase, every fluted silver candlestick is a monument to my OCD. In my waking hours I always imagine myself cleaning. To bring on the necessity of sleep I dream of a cabinet full of trinkets and the beaten family silver instead of vaulting sheep. I have heard of people who orgasm spontaneously from the accidental touch of stranger in an elevator. Well, I derive something of the same kind of carnal pleasure from handling a porcelain plate or a deeply engraved salver and then stripping it back, stroke by loving stroke, to spotless, newly-minted perfection. [Daniel Browning]

STATUS Currently located in Beirut. Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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