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"Everything Old is New Again" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Everything Old is New Again" (旧的变成新的)
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 6×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(9+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 29.3 kg | 64.6 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE 114(W)×114(H)×16(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6.3(D) inches
EXPOSURE “Silk to Bitcoin” at island6 Shanghai
“Dance of Light” at Plazza 66
“Guilty As Sin” at island6 Bund
CREDITS Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (performance) • 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) • David Keohane (production assistant)
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I’ve told the same story for the past ten years. I’ve perfected it now, and it’s funnier than the original incident. The best part about taking a new lover is not the thrill of getting to know one another, but getting to brush off dusty tales and tell them like new. I’m addicted to hearing the laughs and the sighs and to seeing eyes crinkle when I get to the punch line. It doesn’t stop at stories. Whenever I am tired of my wardrobe, I simply go shopping for a new boyfriend. I pluck imaginary price tags from this yellowing dress and head off to giggle on my thousandth first date. It really is a lot easier on your wallet. I can’t recommend it enough. My mama says this isn’t the best strategy for lifelong happiness, but who needs love when you have an endless stream of new? Just punch in the code and a stale quip will tumble out just in time for your lips to form old words with fresh charm. [Kathleen McCampbell]

STATUS N/A. Recycled into the artwork "Loose Change"
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