Thomas Struth at Headfarm

Duchamp: Look at the photos of Thomas Struth shown in the Kunsthaus Zürich. Look at “Tokamak Asdex Upgrade Periphery [or] Interior 2, Max Planck Institute in Garching” [Images] or “Stellarator Wendelstein 7-x (detail) at the Max Planck Institute Greifswald” [Image] . Struth took pictures of the Tokamak and of the Stellarator Wendelstein. What did he see? What did he experience? How could he see something without any background information? Are we able to see this information in his photos?

Realometer: He affirms an aphorism of Brecht. Brecht said it doesn’t make sense to take a picture of the entry to a building of Krupp if your aim is to display the power of Krupp.

Jabès: We see the entanglement in which we are immersed.

Thomas Struth, Tokamak Asdex Upgrade Periphery, Max Planck IPP, Garching, 2009, C-Print, 109,3 x 85,8 cm, Atelier Thomas Struth, © Thomas Struth, Source

Thomas Struth, Tokamak Asdex Upgrade Interior 2, Max-Planck IPP, Garching, 2009, C-Print, 141,6 x 176 cm Atelier Thomas Struth, © Thomas Struth,  Source

Thomas Struth, Stellarator Wendelstein 7-X Detail Max Planck IPP, Greifswald, 2009, Source

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