Marc Oosting; The Drawings of Ed Ruscha, 2013
The work deals with the idea of "a copy and an original", the distance that exists between the original and reproduction, and the extent to which the image of most of the works that we know is based on a reproduction.
I have been following over 1500 drawings reproduced in Ed Ruscha's catalog "Cotton Puffs, Q-Tips, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha". Each drawing is a copy of the cover of the catalog. At the same time each copy is unique. The drawings are not work in itself, but they constitute material for making two works: an 16 mm. film and an artist's book.
The film and the book are focused on topics such as production, reproduction, economics of time, the demand for the specific medium, and the idea of authenticity.