Coast-road to Coquimbo -- Great Loads carried by the Miners -- Coquimbo -- Earthquake -- Step-formed Terrace -- Absence of recent Deposits -- Contemporaneousness
of the Tertiary Formations -- Excursion up the Valley -- Road to Guasco -- Deserts -- Valley of Copiapo -- Rain and Earthquakes -- Hydrophobia -- The Despoblado -- Indian Ruins -- Probable Change of Climate -- River-bed arched by an Earthquake -- Cold Gales of Wind -- Noises from a Hill -- Iquique -- Salt Alluvium -- Nitrate of Soda -- Lima -- Unhealthy Country -- Ruins of Callao, overthrown by an Earthquake -- Recent Subsidence -- Elevated Shells on San Lorenzo, their decomposition -- Plain with embedded Shells and fragments of Pottery -- Antiquity of the Indian Race.
Despite their contemporaneousness
with the momentous, and sometimes maddeningly familiar, events of recent years--the Arab Spring, the escalating civil war in Syria, Citizens United, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman, and climatological disasters around the globe, to name only a few--the most recent artworks in the exhibition were surprisingly wan, lifeless affairs.
A more noteworthy finding is the approximate contemporaneousness
of the burials inside and outside of cists.
This explains the curious contemporaneousness
of inventions and discoveries.
The principle of contemporaneousness
destroys the uniqueness of place and the uniqueness of contemporary time.
of the past with the present and indeed with the future is felt in this mode of reflection on history, and it is from this that its meaning emerges in a prophetic light.
It is not the child "before" the adult, or the mother "before" the child: it is the strict contemporaneousness
of the adult, of the adult and the child, their map of comparative densities and intensities, and all of the variations on that map.
With Table Centerpiece, one could argue some form of relation to post-modern ornamental contemporaneousness
but unlike the other artefacts comprising this exhibition, its historical roots are simply too strong to make the conceptual leap.
They present 11 chapters exploring existentialist themes in films that have been chosen for their relative contemporaneousness
and international provenance.