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Megan Constance Altieri's avatar Megan Constance Altieri

Sonder illustrates the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as our own. In our awareness of even a single other person we begin to grasp the magnitude of the 7.6 billion coexisting realities all as specific and important as one another. Over the past two years, Altieri has gathered fragments of overheard conversations and hand-stamped them on articles of clothing matching those of the speaker. Viewing these articles collectively challenges our capacity for empathy, curiosity, and awareness of others. Sonder seeks to help us grasp the beautiful complexities of humanity by allowing a momentary escape from our own lens. In exchange for our perspective, we are offered a truer understanding of our identity as a dot among a sea of dots.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: Entirety of G7 lawn
  • Medium: oil-based ink on found fabrics, clothesline, 4 x 4 pine posts
  • Width: Entirety of G7 lawn
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 8.5 feet