To Where You Love Me as Much, Video Installation, 2017

 

Human Mind itself is a time machine,

And love is the ticket for the train to the infinity.

 

If you free yourself from the conventional reaction to a quantity like a million years, you free yourself a bit from the boundaries of human time. And then in a way you do not live at all, but in another way you live forever.

--- John Mcphee, Basin and Range

 

We have been longing for a way to escape from the loss of time, travel through time, or race with time for a long history. When I was on the flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, coming to my dream school, and finally getting to reunion with my wife, however going away from my beloved friend, I started to understand the meaning of time differently. “Your now is not my now; and again, your then is not my then; but my now may be your then, and vice versa. Whose head is competent to these things?” says Charles Lamb in 1817. The time zones separate people by day and night. Different wheels or waves, however, bring people together. Standing in front of mountains, skies, and stones, who are million years older than us, while the same wind is taking us to move on, what time and space are we all existing?

 

We are born with the ability to travel through time. We go to the past with memory. We go to the future with imagination. It keeps going round, forward or backward, time going by. Physical objects exist by four dimensions, width, length, depth and duration. Human mind only exist on one dimension, duration. With love, we revisit the time when we were six years old, holding grandma’s hand, walking on the way to home. With love, we think of sitting on the balcony with the one you love in grey hairs. Love goes with the wind, and stays in the stone, lasting for the next billion years, which means forever for human beings. So I love you, and it will take me to the infinity where you also love me.