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Gestalt Shift, 2008

Installation—wallpaper, reupholstered sofa, dimensions: 300 x 300 cm / 118 x 118 in.

Gestalt shifts happen when our perspective abruptly alters as a result of a change in context or focus.

Picture yourself staring at an image that, although it looks like one thing at first, is actually something else that your brain eventually recognises. When a new pattern or structure suddenly becomes apparent, our perception undergoes a gestalt shift. Once you see either interpretation, you cannot unsee them because the mind has switched paradigms. (Excerpt from Notebooks, Renewal of Mind, 2008 — A. F.)

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