Absolute Purity 2020
— Silver pieces recovered from the 16mm films of the movie Liu Qiao Er (1956)
— Silver and combined material, 1 x 1.5 inches, 1.7g
Through recovering all the silver in the emulsion of this film, I transform the film from the 1950s, which is a time-based "illusion", to a solid space-based noble metal that lacks a certain degree of purity. The paradoxical thing is, silver belongs to a very different value system from the value system the film supports.