bi'bakwerk #19


Summer Holidays Workshop

In cooperation with TRICKMISCH children can invent stories in the summer holiday workshop by processing their own experiences and fantasies and illustrating these narratives with pictures. These drawings are then cut out of black cardboard and assembled into moving figures, which are later animated on a lightbox photo by photo. The finished films are publically displayed in the evenings onto a projection screen in the bi’bak shop window.

Das Mobile Sprachlabor is always on the move in Berlin with TRICKMISCH. With animation stands, film-editing stations, a mini recording studio and a case full of cut-out figures, the mobile language lab has been animating and cutting together with students from a range of refugee backgrounds since 2014. The children and adolescents develop stories, drawing a range of ages into a fascinating and rich visual world with their imaginative animations. Through this work TRICKMISCH wants to make learning German an active, fun and self-asserting process. In the regular classes the focus is placed on imagining and formulating stories, whereby the development of visual worlds, the intense concentration of the animation process and the sense of achievement of creating one’s own completed film is seen as important experiences.

Over 50 animations have been made this way. On the TRICKMISCH Website one can look at, listen to and read the picture stories invented entirely by the students.

Julia Kapelle, Malve Lippmann

Heidrun Schramm
Nicolas Wiese
Lisa Lemke

In cooperation with Kinderhilfswerk and the Erika-Mann Grundschule, supported by the Prokjektfonds Kulturelle Bildung im Bezirksamt Mitte von Berlin.