Sylvia Lavin’s Multiple State of [Spatial] Multiplicity: Sleepwalkers

by Christian Parreno

When Sleepwalkers [Doug Aitken, MoMA – 2007] catches the distracted and disaffected attention of Walter Benjamin’s flâneur, surprising him out of his detachment, doubling his focus, the viewer finds herself in a seam between building and city, public and private. This multiple state of multiplicity describes the new sensation of contemporary urbanity.

Lavin, Sylvia (2011) Kissing Architecture. Princeton, NJ – USA: Princeton University Press. 49