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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

From optical toys to animated film

By Tuna Arkun and Charlotte Kendrick

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Things, people and images in motion

How the pictures learned to run. 

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 praxinoscope, 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 film - and thus bring the pictures to life.

A bi’bakwerk project in cooperation with the MiK Youth Art School Berlin Mitte, the Erika Mann Grundschule and the DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
Funded by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung

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.

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