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Simultaneity

Every Seat in the Frankel Wing of the University of Michigan Museum of Art

Every Seat in the Frankel Wing of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (2011)

Humans seem to have an almost innate capacity for comprehending multiple states of being at the same time. When we look at a satellite picture of a city, we immediately recognize it as both a unified whole (a city) and a conglomeration of tiny items or segments that make up that whole (buildings, cars, parks, bodies of water, animals, trees, trash cans, lamp posts, other people). We don’t necessarily consciously think this through – I am looking at both a city and its component parts – but we are able to instinctively perceive that this image has multiple states, as both a singular object and a collection of other objects. Continue reading