Can the expertise of filmmaking and art creation help solve current ecological problems?
We believe in the co-creation of new narratives to achieve global climate goals.
Transmedia Storytelling: Camilla Plastic Ocean Plan
By blending art, film, scientific and artistic research we establish new formats for appropriate ways of thinking and doing to tackle current challenges. Global problems must be solved collectively including Citizen Power. Backed up by science, we understand the mediums of film and art as avant-garde, mind-opening, and as a multiplier for new ideas.
TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING: CAMILLA PLASTIC OCEAN PLAN is a web exhibition based at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. During the Ars Electronica festival, the third room will be opened. With a mix of artistic imagination and fantasy-setting about environmental problems, the project is backed by scientific expertise from the renowned Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research. The short story about Camilla guides us through the exhibition. Based on scientific collaboration, numerous artists from different parts of the world create works like painting, concept art, sculpture, 360 degree movie and VR experience.
The zone that enables life and makes the planet unique is thinner than previously thought. Due to the complex socio-economic, cultural and ecological challenges, strong images and value-based visions are required to steer towards a positive future. In the 2-hour workshop “Co-imaginations and Co-productions for Tomorrow´s World” organized by Filmuniversity Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and the Institute for Art and Innovation, the future is visualized and designed in a co-productive way. By melting our creative minds, we’ll find relevant scenarios for a world we want to live in.
About Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
We are storytellers. We tell stories through images, words and sounds, bodies and spaces, pixels and takes, budgets and technologies. We explore the history, esthetics, and future of audiovisual media. Our stories are motivated by the desire and challenge to move and inspire people and to make a difference.
We represent a wealth of different stories and artistic forms, genres and formats, specialization and exchange. Our interdisciplinary work is based on mutual respect. We work together to implement projects. In both theory and practice, we collaborate with people, companies, and institutions. We are active on a regional, national, and global level.
We are Germany’s first film university bringing scientific and artistic research together. We explore film as a narrative and technological medium, as an artistic and social practice, and as a phenomenon shaping education, entertainment, and our cultural heritage.
Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (DE)
Exhibition Opening + Guided Tour Video – The project started at Filmuniversity Babelsberg because the worldwide media often present environmental problems in a way that makes us feel gloomy and hopeless. Consequently, people start ignoring facts. However, what about the future we want to live in? Can’t we use the expertise of storytelling in movies to design pictures of a desirable world? New things are very often created by a combination of things that have never been combined before.
Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (DE), Institute for Art and Innovation (DE)
Workshop – The zone that enables life and makes the planet unique is thinner than previously thought. How should we shape the future positively when conventional visions mainly depict hopeless and bleak dystopias? What we collectively want, what we can imagine, is strongly shaped by the media that surrounds us in our visual-addictive century. Can we imagine futures that serve the common good as well as the regeneration of the planet? How can we create synergies to work less, but be productive together?
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
IDEA AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Prof. Angelica Böhm
3D ARTIST & QUILL-PAINTER: Jan Schneider
WEARABLE ART: Antoaneta Tica
SCROLLITELLING: Charlotte Hintzmann (DE)
WISSENSCHAFTLICHE BERATUNG: Dr. Lars Gutow (AWI Bremerhaven)
INSTALLATION “I can not see the problem”: Galli Sharf
CLIP “Camilla’s Cup”: Joseph Owen Jackson, Julia Dankmar
CO-AUTHOR: Liane Porthun
PHILOSOPHICAL CONSULTING: Prof. Dr. Stefan Winter
INSTITUTE FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH: Fee Altmann
FILM MUSIC DEPARTMENT: Prof. Uli Reuter
DIGITAL PRODUCTION: Prof. Björn Stockleben
FILMUNI SUMMER SCHOOL: Julie Halten
RESEARCH OFFICER: Dr. Donata Haag
STARTS-COMMUNICATION: Kim Trinh Quang
MAKING-OF & FOTO: Mario Brecht, Manuela Clemens
GERMAN VOICE AUDIOBOOK: Anna Barbara Kurek
ENGLISH VOICE AUDIOBOOK: Clara Sonntag
GERMAN AUDIOBOOK RECORDING AND MIX: Ingolf-Christopher Facius
ENGLISH AUDIOBOOK RECORDING AND MIX: Julius Segeler
WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN: Christine Müller
The project is based at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Germany
ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE (AWI), HELMHOLTZ CENTER FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Diekmann, Dr. Lars Gutow
KUNST & INNOVATION PARTNER The Universal Sea by The Institute for Art and Innovation , Nicole Loeser
ZEM Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften
Potsdam – UNESCO Creative City of Film