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ZERO - Brittany (F), 2001, ephemeral installation with living snails on white ground. 
Living snails, arranged to build the typography ZERO - with this ephemeral installation I started working on the topic Nothing in August 2001. For a few minutes, the written picture rested, then the snails one by one slowly crawled away. You could still read the word and see the trails of movement, but by-and-by the orderly picture changed into a silent chaos. Almost all of the snails had moved in different directions. The word Zero, bearing the meaning of Nothing in it, turned into a visible Nothing. And the snails are still crawling.....

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