imponderabilia


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imponderabilia

(ɪmˌpɒndərəˈbɪlɪə)
pl n
imponderables
[C20: New Latin]

imponderabilia

things or matters beyond measure or comprehension.
See also: Thinking
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Deudora de la performance Imponderabilia (Abramovich/Ulay, 1997), nueve mujeres, vestidas con los 9 primeros modelos Anti-dog, barran el paso en uno de los accesos del estadio, mientras este se vacia.
Though I never sat across from Abramovic, I did participate in one of her re-performed works, Imponderabilia, where a naked man and woman face each other in a narrow doorway.
In one photograph from the first version (executed at New York's On Stellar Rays gallery), Owens squeezes himself within a rightly bunched queue of participants, evoking the social space created by the naked frames of Marina Abramovic and Ulay during their performance of Imponderabilia, 1977.
It focused on the most banal of details in the given culture from the perspective of the locals--"the imponderabilia of actual life"--as Malinowski termed such details (18).
The latter identified the description of everyday practices ('the imponderabilia of everyday life') as the third tier in his methodology.
Only tangible things are endowed with real existence, the rest are imponderabilia.