Abstraction and Illusion


[...] Our visual and cognitive competence, however founders on Kurt Laurenz Theinert in any attempt to assign meaning to what seems superficially to be a formal context, which, when we read the photographic message, is usually linked with the content of what is depicted. Here the act of representation reveals neither content nor meaning. All it does is refer – and this is anything but a deficiency – to the picture itself, to how it was produced by a camera and to the premises for looking at photography.


Ralf Christofori