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Counter Void by Tatsuo Miyajima

My numbers express concepts like #life and #time. The way the numbers count down, how it’s ticking away, moment to moment—all that is meant to represent living out our lives. Zero is expressed with darkness—it represents the death of a human being. The duration of the light is life. And the moment of darkness is #death. I use the light and the darkness to express these concepts dynamically.

And the number is gone for a moment, but then it starts counting down again from 9. The process repeats. I personally really sympathize with the #Buddhist idea of existence being an endless cycle of life and death. And I would say that’s my message to Western audiences.