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0 and 0.001 are considered as a holistic piece constructing a video installation which is tailor-made for the exhibition The Presence of Absence. The two projections confronted each other and installed at each end of the 6-meter-long book, Genesis (2016-2017), which shed light on the origin of time—the very first day. I wonder how human beings and the Creator experience and see time differently. Our clock moves forward and we count days chronologically. However, from the Creator’s point of view, when do the beginning and the end lie, does time actually move backwards?
0 and 0.001 are in line with the metaphor presented in the artist book. The digital video work, 0 captures an egg vanishing in the vinegar in a day and compressed into a 4-minute video clip. Instead of using units of hours, minutes and seconds, bubbles are counting the time ambiguously—the bubbles pop up and burst. 0.001 reverses the digital video into a form of analogue video, like motion picture film; the photographs are projected in succession but opposite to the sequence of 0. Instead of running the photographs in rapid succession to create an illusion of movement, the audiences have full control over the pace of each slide and how they would like to experience the fragment of time. From the front view, 0.001 is merely a beam of light.