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Also known as infrathin.
"Duchamp’s term for the all but imperceptible difference between two seemingly identical items was, a term closely linked to what Duchamp also called deferral or delay... Indeed, infrathin, Duchamp declared, cannot be defined, ‘One can only give examples of it.’" (From inframince.net)
"Aesthetic concept developed by Marcel Duchamp for whom it generally characterised a thickness ("épaisseur"), a separation, a difference, an interval between two things, in general little perceptible. The inframince qualifies a distance or a difference that you cannot perceive, but that you can only imagine. The best example of it, is the "inframince separation between the bang of a gun (very near) and the mark of appearance of the mark of the bullet on the target". (From here)
June 9, 2008