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.