She was standing on the loggia, gazing over the developing city. Her dancing shoes were still on from last night’s feast. She felt high above the rest of the world, as if she were majestic. Though her modesty would not allow revealing, I could see that she felt free. Those times were meant to feel free. I took a sip of my whisky and went over to her, embracing her narrow hips. While she inhaled deeply, I heard my heart beating. It was beating fast, irresponsibly fast, I could hardly breathe. I closed my eyes. All of a sudden I smelt lemon fragrance, smoothly enfolding the gloaming’s air. Had someone just delivered a dozen citrus fruits? I opened my eyes again and turned her over to me. Her beauty kept me even more breathless. Who was she? What did she do to me? This elegant lady, who was not a stranger, not yet a lover, but that kind of woman that leaves a mark. Even though I was certainly not easy to impress. I’ve seen women. I’ve had a lot of them. But it takes only this one to forever change a man’s mind.

TITLE "His Kind of Woman" (他的那杯茶)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 41(W)×41(H)×5(D) cm | 16(W)×16(H)×2(D) inches
CREDITS Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (model) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Anto Lau (video) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Antonieta Landa (production assistant) • Monica Reyes Alvarez (production assistant) • Melani Murkovic (production assistant)

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