2-day junior workshop
With a detective look at the immediate environment, the participants are invited to develop their own biotope and to invent an organism, a dream world, an alternative to reality. They explore the environment and nature with the camera and acquire their own photographic fundus in order to create something new from it. The collection can consist of patterns and structures or details from technical, architectural, organic or fantastical discoveries.
In order to be able to let one's own inventions grow, the found pictorial worlds serve as material for collages, can be overdrawn or even transformed into three-dimensional objects. The researchers are inspired by the exhibition Lingering Sensations by biologist and photographer Jochen Lempert at C/O Berlin in the Amerika Haus.
All inventions can be taken home after the workshop and the self-filled fundus can of course be used for further research.
Katja Schütt studied experimental photography at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and the comprehensive university in Kassel, as well as sculpture at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee. Since 1999 she has been living as a freelance artist in Berlin. She leads various artistic workshops for children and young people.
Jutta Scheiner trained as an ivory carver and studied sculpture in Berlin Weißensee. She lives and works in Berlin. Her artistic focus is painting and collage.