Wozu Image: (what’s the point of images/wherefore images)

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This two-hour workshop seeks to expand the themes of the Wozu Poesie exhibition[1] through intersemiotic translation and its body experience. The workshop will explore the relation between image and text, and what it means to put oneself in the picture. We will consider tableaux vivants, self-portraits, and artivism as methods to continue the series of images in the exhibition, paying attention to decision making, gesture, voice, and frame. Apart from a reading of Wozu Poesie images, we will introduce you to other artists working on the relation between text and image, such as Gillian Wearing and La Ribot. We will hope, by the end of the workshop, to provide some personal answers to the question ‘what is the point of images?’

Participants are asked to see as much as the exhibition as possible and to bring a red item into the workshop. If you have access to a mobile phone with a camera and writing materials (pens, pencils, markers), you should also bring those.


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 11 May 2017
Event(e)motion: Cultural Literacy in Europe - Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 10 May 201712 May 2017
Conference number: second biennial conference


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