Type as Image in Motion
ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, November16, 2013 - March 2, 2014
Author/Editor: Bernd Scheffer, Christine Stenzer, Peter Weibel, Soenke Zehle
Publisher: Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2014
Text: english , 464 pages, 905 ills.
German edition / deutsche Ausgabe
No other medium sets type in motion the way that film does: whether artistic film, feature film, commercial, or music video, the Schriftfilm has been established since the pioneering days of film in the late nineteenth century, and has expanded to other areas since then. In a certain way lead type from the early days of printing has found its way onto twenty-first century screens. With analog and digital work methods, type in motion has continued to evolve becoming even more multifaceted. Lettering is not simply used to convey information, but has gained an autonomous, aesthetic status of its own. This volume, containing essays by Friedrich W. Block, Daniel Botz, Klaus Peter Dencker, Annette Gilbert, Michael Lentz, Rolf Sachsse, Bernd Scheffer, Christine Stenzer, Soenke Zehle, and others, focuses mainly on the artistic Schriftfilm, and presents examples of analog and digital films in which animated and designed writing, sometimes set to music, is the main character, a role that goes far beyond what is conventionally expected of type and type in film.
Selected Artists: Marc Adrian / David Alexander Anderson / Dellbrügge & de Moll / John Baldessari / Yann Beauvais / Stan Brakhage / Marcel Broodthaers / Ian Cross / Silvie und Chérif Defraoui / Klaus Peter Dencker / dogfilm / Marcel Duchamp / Thomas Alva Edison / Sergej M. Eisenstein / Simon Ellis / FluXus Heidelberg / Paul Glabicki / Anna Gollwitzer / Ian William Gouldstone / Gary Hill / Jonathan Hodgson / Eduardo Kac / Jakob Kirchheim / Klub Zwei / Clemens Kogler / Tom Konyves / Florian Krautkrämer / Andreas Krein / Ferdinand Kriwet / Sebastian Lange / Fernand Léger / Maurice Lemaître / Jan Lenica / Len Lye / Alice Lyons / Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl / Feargal O’Malley / Ottar Ormstad / Stephen Partridge / Kristian Pedersen / Norbert Pfaffenbichler / Daniel Pflumm / Julius Pinschewer / Bretislav Pojar / Edwin S. Porter / Joanna Priestley / reMI / Peter Rose / Dieter Roth / Gerhard Rühm / Eino Ruutsalo / Esteban Sapir / Ernst Schmidt jr. / Stefan Schwerdtfeger / Paul Sharits / Hubert Sielecki / Edmund Skellings / Daniel Szczechura / Timm Ulrichs / Stan Vanderbeek / Johannes Vogt / Christian Weckerle / Paul Wegener / Peter Weibel / Susanne Wiegner / Robert Wiene / Kirsten Winter / Run Wrake