She’s so selfish it hurts to say the first part of her name, even just the first couple of letters. When they’re the same couple of letters as any other word and I’m beginning to say that word it’s like she’s there again and I shiver. At her and for her. I wonder who taught her to speak through people so unwittingly and act as if it’s the opposite. I wonder if she knows about her body being the reason for (and the respite from) her un-charm. Her perfectly perfumed cross to bear that we’ll all help her carry - until she doesn’t look so good.

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE 42(W)×42(H)×7.5(D) cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3(D) inches

EXPOSURE “Melted Paraffin Wax” at island6 Bund • “Silk to Bitcoin” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS Katrina Louy 卡萨琳娜 • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Anto Lau (art direction & animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Mark Mehanni (casting) • Ryan Nimmo (author)

Learn more: island6.org/MimicTheMinutes.html

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