0.0. depicts the destruction of two glass cubes that unfold in time both forward and backward and in a constant loop. The video sequence is composed in such a way that the destruction of one cube begins just as the other cube regains its original form. In this pendular oscillation of time a scene is constructed that undermines the linear and climactic nature of the original video footage. The video explores ideas around the concepts of time, space and minimalism, interpreted through the notion of zero point, as suggested by the title.
0.0. can be seen as referencing an aesthetic of reduction that inspired many abstract modernist movements. Using a process of extraction (the destruction of the cube is produced by a vacuum pump) to extrapolate concepts of reduction and singularity, an event is set in motion in which two opposing impulses coexist: on the one hand, an act of destruction that seems to speak against a spirit of categorical rationality and control and, on the other, the controlled and systematic process by which that same destruction is accomplished
High-speed filming: Rudolf Diesel
Video editing: Paul Lechmann
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria (CO)
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria is an artist born in Bogota, Colombia. His work has been exhibited in venues such as the BA-CA Kunstforum in Vienna, Kunsthaus Graz, the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota, and La Casa Encendida in Madrid, among others. He studied media theory at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University as well as a Master of Arts degree from the Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton. He lives and works in Vienna.