Thomas Ruff Night 15 III 1994

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Thomas Ruff born 1958
Night 15 III
Nacht 15 III
Date 1994
Medium Photograph, colour, Chromogenic print, on paper
Dimensions Image: 1385 x 1445 mm
Acquisition Presented by Edward and Agnes Lee 1998
Not on display

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Televised images of the Gulf War inspired Ruff to use a night-vision device, giving this photograph its colour and blurring effect. One of a series of night pictures, it depicts a banal, empty scene made sinister by the sophisticated technique associated with military action and surveillance. Ruff has suggested that 'each place is the potential scene of a crime'. He is interested in drawing attention to the different techniques used in photography, which often determine the interpretation of his work.

August 2004

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