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Terry A. Ratzlaff

Graduate Student Presentation

Friday, October 25 - 11:00AM to 11:15AM
Saint Kate Hotel: Simone Ball Room A

The Watcher, Terry A. Ratzlaff

Craig C. has been watching trains from the parking lot of The Old Mill since 1983. The physical act of reappearing for 36 years can be viewed as a negative act, since that which repeats does so by means of either a natural inadequacy attributed to it or by not comprehending, not remembering or not recognizing. Like Craig obsessively searching for meaning within the operations of trains, Ratzlaff obsessively searched for meaning in Craig watching trains, only to discover much more than anticipated. Using multiple forms of the photo book, The Watcher explores the banality of existence by focusing on the minutiae of passing time where everything is significant and full of wonder.


Terry A. Ratzlaff
Terry A. Ratzlaff

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