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.


Things, people and images in motion

From optical toys to animated film

By Tuna Arkun and Charlotte Kendrick

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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