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TIMUR SI-QIN

IMMANENCE, INFINITE DIFFERENCE

BY OPHELIA LAI

Installation view of A REFLECTED LANDSCAPE, 2016, mixed-media installation with HD video, paint, and sound, 

dimensions variable, at the 9th Berlin Biennale, “The Present in Drag,” various locations, Berlin, 2016. 

Unless otherwise specified, all images courtesy the artist and Société Berlin.

The face of Jesus Christ on a Cheeto, the Virgin Mary on a grilled-cheese sandwich, Mother Teresa on a cinnamon roll—these are all instances of pareidolia, the psychological tendency to construct meaningful patterns out of random stimuli. Timur Si-Qin is interested in…

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