ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie

Script Films. Script as Image in Movement

16 Nov 2013 - 02 Mar 2014

Ferdinand Kriwet, “Teletext“
Germany 1967
TV-avant garde I

© Ferdinand Kriwet
Peter Greenaway, “Dear Phone“
Great Britain 1976
Structural Film/Experimental Film

© Peter Greenaway
Oskar Fischinger, “Kreise“ [Circles]
Germany 1933
Publicity / avant garde

© Oskar Fischinger
Christiane Dellbrügge / Ralf de Moll “Video-Theorie II“
Germany 1992
Video Art

© Christiane Dellbrügge / Ralf de Moll
Christian Weckerle, “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie“
Germany 1995
Music Clip

© Christian Weckerle
Gary Hill, “Happenstance“
USA 1982
Video Art

© Gary Hill
Jonathan Hodgson, “The Man With The Beautiful Eyes“
Great Britain 1999
Poetry Clip I

© Jonathan Hodgson
Michael Heß, “Auflösen“ [to dissolve]
Germany 2004

© Michael Heß
Stephen Partridge, “Sentences“
USA 1988-93
Video Art

© Stephen Partridge
Velvet Mediadesign, “Metropolis“
ARTE, Germany 2001

© Velvet Mediadesign
An exhibition at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening: Fri, November 15, 2013, 7 p.m.

With its focus on the artistic film, the ZKM presents an exhibition about script films − analog or digitally based films or film fragments are designated as script film in which moving, animated, graphically striking and designed scripts set to music play the main role.

Script and image as well have begun moving like no other media genre: Whether as art film, feature film advertising film or music video, the script film has established itself as far back as the pioneering era of film, before then spreading to several other areas. Thus, the lead letters dating from the initial period of book printing have shifted to the screens of the 21st century.

With the increase of analog and digital working possibilities the variety of moving letters is growing continuously. Its use is by no means limited to dependent functionality of the medium of information, but has won for itself an autonomous aesthetic status.

The exhibition has been designed as a mobile archive and visitors will also be given the possibility to analyze and experiment with the subject interactively: the exhibition shows that here, not infrequently, script becomes a moving and emotionalized main actor, as well as self-performer

Curators: Prof. Dr. Bernd Scheffer, Dr. Christine Stenzer, Dr. Soenke Zehle, in Zusammenarbeit mit Prof. Peter Weibel

Tags: Peter Weibel