The short film "Wink" is based on a repetitive action or a repetitive process or uses repetition as a stylistic device. The repetition offers the possibility of a detailed observation and artistic deconstruction of an action or a process.
In our daily conversations, we commonly use the term "moment" to describe a brief duration of time. What's intriguing is that in Chinese, the concept of a "moment" initially referred to the action of one's eyelids touching each other, essentially a "wink." Remarkably, an individual winks approximately 10,000 times in a single day. While this repetitive blinking might appear trivial, it holds significant importance for our sensory perception. The frequency of our winking directly influences our brain's ability to generate illusions and comprehend the environment surrounding us.

We inhabit a variety of spaces, ranging from the comfort of our homes to the structured environment of classrooms and offices. These spaces serve not only as functional areas for living, studying and working but also as repositories of time and memory. As we navigate through these spaces, we inevitably leave behind traces of our presence—whether it's a phone hanging on the table, a baseball forgotten on the floor, or a spilled coffee cup. Each of these remnants tells a unique tale, infusing the room with a sense of vitality and history. And in those fleeting moments when we wink, we may catch glimpses of the past, sensing the lingering echoes of previous inhabitants and the stories that unfolded within those walls, as if we are traveling back in time to relive yesterday once more.
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