RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
Unique, Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 49(W)×49(H)×2(D) inches
Exhibited in island6 Bund Grand Opening at island6 Bund
Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Kostya Stepanuyk (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (video) • Anto Lau (animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Cecilia Garcia (production assistant)

My childhood was full of half empty cans of herbal teas sitting on the kitchen windowsill. In the cupboards: half eaten canned soups, canned fruits, canned meats--particularly spam--rotting and stacked. The colorful glaze of mold, bacteria, and fungi spilled to the rust. The fridge smelled of bleach and baking soda and on special occasions: a birthday, a graduation, Spring Festival, ammonia and lemon. It was cleaned a prime number of times throughout the day. The fridge's spotless florescent glow was spoiled by bottles of generic-government-brand ketchup and mustard. There must have been about two dozen bottles placed and adjusted so the labels showed:
Ketchup, Mustard, Ketchup, Mustard, that was the order. I didn't invite neighbors or schoolmates, I invited myself into their home; balancing excuses out of courtesy. But I have had strays follow me to the door frame and I'd give them a can. I wasn't allowed to throw any of it away, so I tucked them neatly into their private life. The label showing just in case.

For more information: island6.org/SoTheLabelShows.html

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