Center for Interdisziplinary Research

ZiF Workshop

Text Appearing in Pictures - Reception-Aesthetic Perspectives on Text-Picture Relations in the Arts

Date: 3 - 5 December 2015

Convenors: Johannes Grave (Bielefeld, GER), Boris Roman Gibhardt (Bielefeld, GER)

The interdisciplinary workshop focused on the phenomenon of text appearing in pictures. The integration of words or written signs in pictures differs from many other types of relationships between text and image, because in this case, the mediality and materiality of words on the one hand and of the image on the other are interrelated in a particularly striking manner that interacts necessarily with the viewer's and reader's perception. While prior research concentrated on the semantics of those hybrid media formations, this workshop focused on reception aesthetics. It did not only analyze the often examined spatial conditions of writing, painting or drawing, but investigated the so far neglected question of time and experience in the act of viewing and reading texts or inscriptions in pictorial media.


Matthias Buschmeier (Bielefeld, GER), Martina Dobbe (Düsseldorf, GER), David Ganz (Zürich, SUI), Annette Gilbert (Erlangen, GER), Karin Gludovatz (Berlin, GER), Britta Hochkirchen (Bielefeld, GER), Petra Kathke (Bielefeld, GER), Valérie Kobi (Bielefeld, GER), Sybille Krämer (Berlin, GER), Laura Lizarazo (Gießen, GER), Helga Lutz (Weimar, GER), Sabine Mainberger (Bonn, GER), Birgit Mersmann (Bremen, GER), Günter Oesterle (Gießen, GER), Cornelia Ortlieb (Erlangen, GER), Antonia Putzger (Berlin, GER), Julie Ramos (Paris, FRA), Maria Elisabeth Reicher-Marek (Aachen, GER), Bruno Reudenbach (Hamburg, GER), Christian Scholl (Göttingen, GER), Tobias Vogt (Berlin, GER), Friedrich Weltzien (Hannover, GER)

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