From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Infrathin (French: inframince) is a concept of Marcel Duchamp. When asked for a conceptual definition of the term "infrathin," Marcel Duchamp replied that the notion is impossible to define, "one can only give examples of it:"
- the warmth of a seat (which has just/been left) is infrathin
- when the tobacco smoke smells also of the/mouth which exhales it, the two odors/marry by infrathin
- "séparation infra mince entre le bruit de détonation d'un fusil (très proche) et la marque de l'apparition de la marque de la balle sur la cible" (maximum distance maximum 3 à 4 mètres. — Tir de foire).
- Translation: Infra thin separation between the detonation noise of a gun (very close) and the apparition of the bullet hole in the target. (maximum distance 3 to 4 meters. — Shooting gallery at a fair)
- 2 forms cast in/the same mold (?) differ from each other by an infrathin separative amount.
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