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Abstract / Synopsis

The dot is the simplest graphic symbol, and in the most diverse areas of human thought it signifies the original principle. At the point as a symbol lies the basis of antinomy in the corresponding areas; as the beginning of everything, the point is and is not. The dot represents emptiness, but also fullness. It is imagined on the border of being and non-being, either as a place of transition from what we consider reality in everyday life -- to its negation, or, on the contrary, as a transition from otherworldly reality to nothingness here. In any case, the point connects two worlds: the world of the real and the world of the imagined; it is a place of transcendence.

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