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bi'bakwerk works with innovative site specific education concepts, which aim at an equal participation and the exchange of ideas, knowledge and creativity. Our workshops are cross-generational and focus on issues arising from the immediate neighborhood.

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Things, people and images in motion

A series of filmeducation Workshops

Cooperation partners Trickmisch, Erika Mann Grundschule, MIK

Concept by Malve Lippmann

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Things, people and images in motion

More than ever before, our world is determined by mobility: whether for professional reasons, tourism or forced by war and conflict, people around the world are on the move. However, who is allowed to travel and who is not is unequally regulated. Depending on the term "expat", "tourist" or "migrant", these concepts are used to differentiate who has a right to mobility and who does not. A closer look reveals even more that mobility is not a right accessible for all, but depends on income, one’s residence status and physical ability. And in times of Corona everything is different again.  Completely different rules apply to the world of things and goods than to human travelers, as the former are often allowed to freely move around in global trade networks without any problems. In contrast to the laborious and risky beginnings of world trade of the caravans traders, today millions of goods and commodities are on the move around the globe.

We invite you to join us in describing, illustrating and animating different forms of travel, people and things. Based on various routes, means of transport and travel destinations, we investigate all forms of mobility that transport people as well as goods and commodities from one place to another. 

In a serie of workshops, we deal with different forms of being on the road of people and things. Based on various routes, means of transport and travel occasions, we investigate forms of any kind of mobility that lead people as well as goods and goods from one place to another. 

Based on the considerations and personal experiences of the participants, we will develop scenes that they will then process in animations. After all, what better way to tell about mobility than with “moving” images? We are inspired by the origins of  film, in which the process of movement, in contrast to digital technologies, is still visible: the Zoetrop, the Thaumatrop, the Laterna Magica and the flip book. We experiment with these old moving-image devices analoge filmaterial and animations. 

Funded by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung

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Analogue Film Workshop

Workshop Leaders Svenja Schulte and Dennis Vetter

Bildsabotage

Cinema, whether analogue or digital, historical or brand new, is undeniably part of social reality. Yet, it is only as political, as conservative, as progressive as those who shape the films, the venues, and ultimately the film industry itself. To approach cinema critically, we therefore need to look at its films and images that already exist. This can mean altering the images, placing them in a new context or even sabotaging them.

In the "Experiment: Film" workshop, we therefore invite you to join us in questioning internationally popular images of US cinema in a practical way. We want to take a closer look at blockbuster films of the past decades by looking at their trailers on analogue film reels, by playing with them, editing them, and changing their form. With scratching tools, paint,  and adhesive tape we want to probe and poke, to scrutinize and dissect. Using this found film material, completely new short films will ultimately be created. "Experiment: Film" is aimed at all those who perceive images as political. No previous knowledge of analogue film is required.

Ein Projekt from bi’bakwerk 
Funded by the Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung.

More Event times:

  • 30.10.2020 (20:00) - 30.10.2020 (23:00)
  • 31.10.2020 (11:00) - 31.10.2020 (18:00)
  • 01.11.2020 (11:00) - 01.11.2020 (18:00)

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animations on the light table

Workshop Leaders Julia Kapelle

Trickmisch Werkstatt

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More than ever before, our world is determined by mobility: whether for professional reasons, tourism or forced by war and conflict, people around the world are on the move. However, who is allowed to travel and who is not is unequally regulated. Depending on the term "expat", "tourist" or "migrant", these concepts are used to differentiate who has a right to mobility and who does not. A closer look reveals even more that mobility is not a right accessible for all, but depends on income, one’s residence status and physical ability. And in times of Corona everything is different again.  Completely different rules apply to the world of things and goods than to human travelers, as the former are often allowed to freely move around in global trade networks without any problems. In contrast to the laborious and risky beginnings of world trade of the caravans traders, today millions of goods and commodities are on the move around the globe.

We invite you to join us in describing, illustrating and animating different forms of travel, people and things. Based on various routes, means of transport and travel destinations, we investigate all forms of mobility that transport people as well as goods and commodities from one place to another. 

First we will begin with a poetry workshop by Christiane Keppler, where three stations will help you to find the text for your animated films. We will stamp snake poems á la Meret Oppenheim, form absurd word combinations like the surrealists or invent poems for which only one rule applies: they must consist of eleven words. Detailed instructions are available at each writing station. The resulting texts will then be placed on a light table and brought to life as animations.

Workshop times:
Saturday 14. November 14:00-17:00 
Sunday  15. November 14:00-17:00 

Open invitation for children to join the workshop.
With Trickmisch's Julia Kapelle, Christiane Keppler and Jan Theiler

Julia Kapelle studied film and photography (visual communication) at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg and the UdK at the Institut für Kunst im Kontext. In her artistic work she deals with media image production and processes of collective authorship. 

Trickmisch has been cutting and animating all sorts of stories since 2014 together with refugee students using animation tables, film-editing equipment, a mini-recording studio and a suitcase full of cut out silhouette figures.

More Event times:

  • 14.11.2020 (12:00) - 14.11.2020 (17:00)
  • 15.11.2020 (12:00) - 15.11.2020 (17:00)

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From optical toys to the first projector

Workshop Leaders Tuna Arkun and Charlotte Kendrick

Things, people and images in motion

What makes a film a film? What experiments had to be made with moving images before the medium of film conquered the world?  These are the questions we investigate in a playful way when we look at various optical toys such as the thaumatrope, the zoetrope and the laterna magica, or when we deal with the pioneers of film in a film presentation.  Attentive observation and plenty of creativity are required, as, under guidance, the participants can create their own optical toys and finally also a short animated story which we present on the laterna magica - and thus bring the pictures to life.

A bi’bakwerk project 
In cooperation with the Hort of Erika Mann Grundschule
Funded by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung