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posed as a media-related one – here chemical, there electronic – is what you shift to the visual object. Do these media-related, radical changes nevertheless play a role in your thinking? One sees in your testing setups that what happens before the camera never happens authentically, and so the question would not be strictly directed at the medium itself, but rather at what happens before the medium.

Heimerdinger: I can’t say much in response to that. There is a vast repertoire of media and possibilities within these media. And I always have my idea first; after that I reach for the technical possibilities, or medium, needed to realize that idea. Actually, everything you just told me about the work became clear to me for the first time today: first and foremost, I’m never really concerned with the medium and its possibilities, but more so with the figures and their possibilities, and with my own possibilities.