In the workshop ANGELS we deal with heavenly creatures from the bibel, the Tanakh and the Quran. With a group of children we visit the Bode Museum to visit and draw angel pictures and sculptures. The drawings are then gradually abstracted by the children and transferred to stencils. The children's angels are sprayed with water-soluble colour on walls, advertising pillars, lampposts and on the floor in their own neighbourhood Wedding.
In that way, the children catapult the figures from the museum context into the middle of the reality of their Berliner district Wedding. The heavenly creatures, which are taken from their pedestal, start their own life on the road and share a piece of their radiance with all who take note of them. The transience and fragility of these heavenly beings is demonstrated by the fact that the colour fades and is washed away by the rain.
Concept: Malve Lippmann, Marianne Wendt
Workshopleaders: Tuna Arkun, Malve Lippmann
bi’bakwerk in cooperation with Gesundbrunnen Grundschule.
Tuna Arkun, born in Istanbul, is a visual artist. Since 2007 he works in different projects as a concept developer and instructor of creative activities for children, youth and adults.
Malve Lippmann studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and at the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts (MA). She worked as a freelance stagedesigner and artist. Since 2010 she has also been active as a cultural manager in various cultural and community projects. She is co-founder and artistic director of bi'bak and Sinema Transtopia.