0 + 1 + 十二
Zero + One + Twelve
2017. 9. 9 - 10. 8
Gallery 55, Shanghai
“0 + 1 + 十二” 是每張帶有相似符號特征的十二張膠片組成，這組作品的原型是一幅關注於符號探索的水墨創作。藝術家姚海透過數字轉化和材料演變的途徑使得原有的符號和材料生成了新的意義和指向。
“Zero + One + Twelve” is a set of twelve film negatives, each of them carries similar symbols. This set of work comes from Yao Hai’s early ink painting that explores symbols. By using digital software and new material - film negatives, Yao Hai has given new meaning and exploration direction to his early ink painting on paper.
Yao Hai considers each film negative as a carrier that allows it to carry anything with any messages. When multiple carriers co-exist and randomly interact within a space, they create impromptu combinations. The information unloaded by two or multiple carriers instantly reveal visual fields of the superimposition, giving rise to new meaning and direction. This direction is unclear. It inclines to a definition of certain energy, which would simulate and induce new knowledge and thinking, and keep pulling one into a state of unknown and unsolved situation.