Once upon a time, not so long ago, but long enough that it often seems like a distant memory, I received attention from men as if it were the most natural thing in the world. That’s how most addictions start, as I would later learn… because that's how I became addicted to attention. I fed upon it as if I were dying of thirst and their attention was much needed water. It was a time of great turmoil in my life. I fought with myself constantly, always trying to subdue the desperate parts of my psyche that longed for attachment and affection. I look back now at times and shudder at who I was and how I behaved. Desperate people behave quite desperately. But in the modern world today, these feelings are nurtured, over-fed and normalized under the deceptive euphemism called “The Art of Femininity”.

TITLE "The Art Of Feminity" (拜倒在你石榴裙下)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Laser projection
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE Variable
TECH SPECS INPUT 110-240V AC, Reke-91B, Blue Laser 200mw
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 1.8 kg | 4 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE • Sydney Contemporary 2013 with China Art Projects
CREDITS Olga (performance) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video) • David Keohane (laser animation) • Thomas Charvériat (technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (video) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor)

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