Motion Comics as Memory Work
MoCom: Motion Comics as Memory Work is a project by and for young people in West and East Germany with and without experiences of migration. Until the end of 2023, four motion comics will be produced within the MoCom project. Each of the four groups of young people will focus on one main topic: border crossings, fleeing and departure, shared history/shared stories, arriving in a foreign land.
The participants collect materials and memories about experiences with the inner-German border – and other borders that still have an influence on the lives of many people in Germany today. After discussing photos, interviews, drawings, and objects, they collectively develop a narrative. Together they write the manuscript for their own motion comic. Their ideas are conceptually and visually realized by professional artists.
The idea for the MoCom project originated in 2020 with the motion comic “Ghost Train” that I developed together with Anja Werner and the artists Azam Aghalouie and Hassan Tavakoli (see "Free Projects"). In the MoCom project, Anja Werner and me act as advisers and critical friends.
Category / Education
Employer / Marienborn Memorial to Divided Germany
Funded by / Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany - program “Jugend erinnert” - Federal Government Commissioners for Culture and the Media / Sachsen-Anhalt Memorials Foundation
Time / 2021–2023
Place / Online / Berlin / Marienborn
Photos and illustrations/ Gedenkstätte Deutsche Teilung Marienborn, IMMER4NE Wordpress Webdesign
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