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THEORYSaturday, January 25, 2020
Essays | Interviews
2011 | 2010
RUFF, THOMAS//March 10, 2010 at 03:15 am / THEORY [Interviews]Interview by Philip Pocock for Journal of Contemporary Art (1993)"...When I was eighteen I had to decide whether to become an astronomer or a photographer. I also wanted to move the so-called künstlerische Fotografie boundary...

He defines isolated categories for photography that sometimes cross over. For example, if medical photography is used in a journalistic way, or with the Stars, a scientific archive isn't used for scientific research but for my idea of what stars look like. It's also a homage to Karl Bloßfeldt. In the twenties he took photographs of plants to explain to his students architectural archetypes. So he was a researcher but the way he represented his intention with the help of photography made him an artist. I like these crossovers..."
Συνέντευξη του Thomas Ruff στον Philip Pocock για το περιοδικό Journal of Contemporary Art (1993). Η συνέντευξη είναι στην Αγγλική γλώσσα.>link