Jin Jing like to get the audiences involved in the presentation process of her works by means of games or interactions, so that the imperceptible absurdities in reality are presented in a touchable and perceptible manner. In 2012, a video circulated on the Internet about the use of computer hard disk to make cotton-candy aroused her strong interests: This is an absurd but poetic idea. So she began to use her method to formally "prove" (or "challenge") its absurdity.
So Jin started a formal production project, planning to break up an outdated Mac computer and combine each part to try to make a real cotton-candy machine. During the whole production process, there were professional computer technicians and machinists involved and helped. Without knowing the feasibility and success rate at all, all the involved professionals have completed the process with very serious attitude. They have completed the process from high technology to low technology, from digital to mechanical.
The final result was that the cotton-candy machine has been made, but because the rotation speed and heating temperature of the hard disk are not up to the standard, the machine has no practical function. So, is the original video absurd or poetic? Perhaps in our real life, the difference between absurd and poetic is no longer important.
The work was presented as a documentary and a machine with uncertain functions