power of one #surface consists of two lasers, two rotating one-way mirrors, two stationary parallel one-way mirrors and two motors; all set up on the right and left to be vertically symmetrical. The work capitalizes on the nature of the mirror, reflective on one side and transparent on the other to create its visual effect: the right and left sides of the artwork show reflections of each other. Conventional mirrors transmit light, where the mirrors Fujimoto uses capture it and hold it. This means that the light does not bounce away from the mirror but is visible within its surface. Each side operates on the same time axis and reflects its behavior.
The image emitted from the laser toward the fixed mirror highlights the tangled quality of substanceless, intangible space, where mirrors create a cycle of multiplication and disappearance. This idea of intangibility is further developed by the view and behavior of the two sides changing according to the position of each viewer. Through movement of each component, power of one #surface incorporates the compression and dilation of time, as if the past and future were coming and going, crossing each other's paths.