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The Meanest Medium in the World Interview with Ulay
- Babnik, Jan
Probably there is no person more appropriate to answer the questions about the relation between performance and photography than Ulay. His artistic path would be aptly termed performance - photographic, such playfulness with photography, and thorough questioning of the medium itself, its ontology, its social meaning and even intimacy, is hard to find in works of the others. Performances conducted in front the camera for the camera (series Soliloquy), photogramic copying of the self (Polagram, 1992 or Photogram, 2000), photographing of life sized polaroids with the biggest Polaroid camera available, and we have only started to count. Ulay says that photography is the meanest medium in the world.
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