In her "Scanogram" series, Ria Patricia Röder creates photographic collages by bringing together a distinct variety of pictorial elements on a scanner screen. Her surprising and intimate imagery arises from a complex process of questioning different forms of depiction. Drawing inspiration from literature and film, Röder is interested in the term "microfiction" as established by writers such as Diane Williams.
The present book is the result of an artistic experiment - Röder invited the following eleven authors to each select a single scanogram and create a text in response to it: The poet Matthew Rohrer, the fiction writers Ramona Ausubel, Amie Barrodale, Lauren Groff, Lucy Ives, Rebecca Schiff, Dana Spiotta, Laura van den Berg, and Diane Williams, as well as the authors and curators Charlotte Cotton and Stefan Gronert.
Their fascinating contributions show us in eleven distinct voices how an image and its pictorial elements can trigger a narrative #chainofaction.
Ed. by: Ria Patricia Röder, Berlin; Marja and Jan-Willem Groenendaal, Galerie de Zaal, Delft, The Netherlands
With text contributions by:
Ramona Ausubel, Amie Barrodale, Charlotte Cotton, Lucy Ives, Lauren Groff, Stefan Gronert, Matthew Rohrer, Rebecca Schiff, Dana Spiotta, Laura van den Berg und Diane Williams