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Teens 24 . The Art of Banishing Boredom

Bored with the big city? Then it’s time for an expedition into the urban jungle of Berlin in search of signs and symbols! From traffic lights and street signs to clocks, crosswalks, graffiti, stickers, and posters—the city is full of them. And sometimes, the closer you look, the more you discover elements of the urban landscape that—with a little humor and imagination—begin to look like faces, animals, or fantasy creatures. Berlin offers a bounty of visual material that, with just a few simple filmmaking tricks, can be set in motion to create amazing new contexts for the city and its various elements. In this workshop, the participants will experiment in a playful way with capturing the iconography of the city and bringing it to wild and wacky life in short animated films. And with that, every trace of urban boredom will be banished.

Team Stephan Müller, Frauke Menzinger
Age 14 to 17 years