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"Winged Qing" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Winged Qing" (飞翔的清)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
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 4×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
(6+1 spare)×RGB PH5-RGBV1-16S-S3528-DQ
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 26.3 kg | 58 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
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)

Hector gently closes the door at 10 o’clock sharp every night, just like he is supposed to. His eyes sweep the gallery for anything amiss, he selects a brass key from his jangling ring, and he locks up the nation’s antiquities for another day. For this reason, he can’t explain why every night, the security system begins to wail at exactly 10:02 pm. He has repeatedly reported this curious occurrence to his superiors, and stood befuddled as they replayed for him security footage that showed not a speck of dust out of place. Hector is good at his job. He reads every update to the security manual. He has never once fallen asleep in the sunny gatehouse like the other guards. He is afraid that there is something everyone has missed, and at night his dreams are haunted by the blaring screech of the museum’s alarms. He knows that is has something to do with that vase. He just knows it. A smoky gloom has pervaded the gallery’s very air from the moment the registrar set the vase on its pedestal, and shadows follow Hector home in his aging sedan. Hector has big plans for that vase tonight. He combs his dark hair and slips the small hammer in his left back pocket before setting off to work with a kiss from his wife. He closes the gallery door at 10 o’clock, just like he is supposed to, but this is the first time he has turned the lock from the other side of the door. His eyes grow wide as he catches sight of the vase, and... [Kathleen McCampbell]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery 's Collection, Hong Kong.
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