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viewers to perceive even slight differences. This interest in so-called seriality was important not only for Flavin, but also for many of his contemporaries. Flavin dedicated the work to the medieval nominalist philosopher William of Ockham (c. 1285-?1349), famous for his dictum known as "Ockham’s Razor": "Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily." That is, the simple answer is the better one. Here Flavin reduces the "entities" of his art to the simple visual vocabulary of pure fluorescent light.
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