A presentation of the results of the puppet-maker workshop “Paper Puppet Poetry” (September 16th and 17th) by Dragan Protić (ŠKART Collective) will take place at CZKD on Thursday, September 19th at 8pm, within the Borderline Offensive Tour.

About the work

A DIY, instantaneous story-making experiment for children & young audiences, in which the participant’s experience(s) of globalization and migration are re-created and transformed from the perspective of innocence, fantasy and child’s play – putting native and migrant children in dialogue.

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Artistic statement

– anyone can do this animation
– anyone can make these dolls
– anyone can tell these stories
>> together we’ll learn how

> an animation of clumsy doll-maker’s mistakes which tell hidden stories about us and them (who we are, who they are)
> come, let us talk, draw, sing, daydream and tinker around

About the artist

ŠKART is an experimental art and design collective, founded in 1990 at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, and since then experimenting with international mixed-media art practice and alternative education experiments. Through the main concept of “architecture of human relationships” and in constant flux, the creative process of the collective embraces ‘beautiful’ mistakes and tirelessly strive to combine work with pleasure. ŠKART practices have been exhibited and workshopped in Europe, America and Asia.

ŠKART were part of the Borderline Offensive artistic residency in Košice, Slovakia in 2018, as part of Košice Artist in Residence’s programme – from where the idea for Paper Puppet Poetry was developed.

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