Völkervertständigung auf dem Catwalk
July 10, 2017
By Sandra Bildmann
Overcoming language barriers, getting to know new cultures, and finding their way around abroad are the core objectives of the project, said Ulrike Ehrenburg, project manager of the workshop "Yourope - Young Art Across Borders". A total of 33 participants from the Czech and Welsh partner cities as well as the Justinus Kerner school met for a week at the Labyrinth school of art in the Ludwigskirche Karlskaserne. The young people between the ages of 12 and 16 undertook joint excursions in the trilateral youth program, for example in the Flowering Baroque.
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However, the days were shaped by the artistic exchange. "Not everyone was able to speak English, so we often talked about art," said the Czech lecturer Lada Poulová in English, "the participants should learn to express themselves about art." Looking back, she feels the time in Ludwigsburg as a wonderful, profound one Experience.
The Czech youth are art students from Nový Jicín. The students who came from the Welsh Caerphilly came from difficult circumstances, Ehrenburg reported. For young people the offer was free of charge, financed by EU funds and the "Mann + Hummel Foundation".
In April 2016 Ludwigsburg's Lord Mayor Werner Spec and Caerphilly-born artist Tracey Moberly came to an exhibition. The idea for an artistic exchange matured, already the year after it was implemented with now into the act.
In the workshop "New Media", Head Tracey Moberly sent the young people with a smartphone on Safari through Ludwigsburg. The approximately 10,000 photos, which the 25 participants shot in two days, worked and puzzled the crew so that the twelve flags of all the countries of origin of the participants emerged.
In the workshop, led by Lada Poulová, shoji paper dresses were made and painstakingly painted. At the graduation show at the Freitagnachagag, the young people presented their works as models on a catwalk. The participants of the third workshop "Upcycling and Graffiti", led by Egmont Pflanzer, lecturer at the Labyrinth School of Art, organized the workshop. The twelve- to 16-year-olds sprayed a 10-meter-long screen with graffiti, which was laid on the floor to the catwalk. Pflanzer also made sculptures of scrap with his group. Pflanter's idea: "Scrap is old. Europe is an old continent. I think we can build new, rediscover or recombine something new. "
Lord Mayor Werner Spec came to the Karlskaserne and emphasized the relevance of such exchanges with a view to "the political development in Europe, which gives" cause for concern ":" We must create the foundation of a peaceful Europe itself. Such forms of encounter are an important building block for Europe. "