For the past 3 years we have been part of the Kunstherbst für Kids. It’s a project that we really like, not only because we think that collaborating with kids is inspiring, but because we get an amazing opportunity to work in the most exciting museums of Berlin. After having worked at the Deutsches Historisches Museum and Martin Gropius Bau, we were invited to Naturkunde Museum. The workshop for kids at the age of 9 to 11, took place over 3 days.
We got the idea of working with projections, since we wanted to integrate the items shown in the museum into the work. The kids started out with doing a little research in the museum to find inspiration.
They discovered all kinds of things, like animal patterns, shapes of stones and prepared animals in preservative containers, and started sketching.
After that we asked them to paint on slides with glass paint and they created collages with different colored transparent foils and mixed these with the paint. The outcome was great and it was even more amazing to see how much fun the kids had with working on their own creations.
To finish up the workshop, we integrated the kids into the installation. By giving them some white sheets, they formed all kinds of sculptures and was projected on with their own colorful collages and paintings.
The final result is an exhibition of the different projections.
44Flavours is a Berlin based art and design duo run by Julio Rölle and Sebastian Bagge. 44Flavours have contributed to idoart.dk since 2013.