Zero


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In this stop-motion animation made with yarn, everyone is born with a number indicating their supposed potential. The kid born with a zero has a long way to go to catch up. Can nothing ever be something? Produced by Australians Christopher and Christine Kezelos. -via Laughing Squid


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Was that both zeros locked up at the end? I saw the infinity coming, but the fact his kid had two heads seems a bit like "we warned you not to breed.. look what happened!"
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I really liked it, though I could criticize it too. Particularly the idea that 0 wasn't really good enough, that "belonging" was the height of his life, egotistical romantic love, and the caste system are all status quo. At first I could identify with 0 being mistreated so much, but then he went and felt like he belonged. Belonging, reflect the basic function of ego which is to appear worthy and acceptable. That is why it is so dominant, because the absence of egotistical satisfaction can mean depression. 0 was depressed, but if he had been able to drop his desire to be accepted and belong to some other he would have become infinity himself. He would have broken off all the chains of fate that dominate those around him.

"Emptiness is lonliness, and lonliness is cleanliness, and cleanliness is godliness, and God is empty just like me." - Zero, Smashing Pumpkins
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