POLYGRAPHIA (Rebecca Loewen and Anne Kawala, 2013, 8:50)
Marcel Duchamp’s notes on the concept of inframince, literally ‘infra-thin’, describe fine indirect perceptions of physical phenomena. Rebecca Loewen’s revolving Concave Door was conceived of as an instance of inframince and also as a filmset. Writer Anne Kawala’s screenplay for the Concave Door tells the story of a fancy party set on the eve of Duchamp’s departure for America in 1915. POLYGRAPHIA looks at the space between the character and his alter ego and between French and English languages.
Rebecca Loewen (BA French Studies, MArch) is an architect from Winnipeg, Canada whose PhD studies in architectural design at the Bartlett School of Architecture investigate Marcel Duchamp’s notes on the concept of inframince. Rebecca is a former Akademie Schloss Solitude architecture fellow whose work has been exhibited in France, Germany, Canada and the UK.