0-24 h (2005) is a video projection that plays back the scenes that take place inside the museum when it is closed to the public. The piece was specifically conceived by Ignasi Aballí (Barcelona, 1958) for the MACBA exhibition. Each evening, a 16 hour film was placed in one of the Museum’s surveillance cameras in order to record everyday moments of inactivity, in real time.
Underlying this piece were some of the most characteristic features of Aballí’s work, which, since the eighties, has developed along two separate but constantly interacting lines: on one hand, a systematic implementation of the imperceptible artistic gesture or minimum intervention, which connects him to conceptual art. On the other, the use of fiction as the material for a critical analysis of the discursive and narrative structures of cinema. The passing of time becomes the conceptual filter that allows Aballí to approach situations from everyday life without appearing to interfere in them.