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2019
Missing You from Far Away
I miss you, I want to see you, I want to hear your voice.
But I can’t.
 
I got good news, I am so excited, I want to share with you right away.
But I can’t.
 
I am not okay, I really need a big hug from you.
But I can’t.
 
12 hours difference, that’s why.
 
I don’t want to wake you up at 4:30 in the morning,
I want you to get a good rest.
 
Just because,
I love you.
 
Being away from home, I miss my home town a lot.
When there is daytime in the US, there is nighttime in Taiwan, 12 hours difference exactly.
 
We always share different time. I want to make a device to convey this feeling.
 
The two frames rotate at the same time, and when the frames turn to 180°, the circles on the frames flip. While the circles on the right frame show day sky, the left frame shows night sky.
After the circles on the right frame flip and show night sky, the left frame shows day sky.
 
When there is daytime in the US, there will be nighttime in Taiwan.
Sometimes, our emotions can change the feeling of the speed of time passing.
When we are missing somebody, we feel time goes so slow ;
when we feel happy, we feel time goes so fast. 
 
This piece shows about 12 hours difference between two different places.
I used gears to give viewers a chance to experience and determine the speed of the time.

© 2019 by Chiachi Wu Studio