kinder always find a way to make their own rainbows.
“a rainbow is the product of physics working for your appreciation of beauty.”
each piece unique
the feel, the smell, the beauty,
the unlimited opportunities
to decorate it, to write and draw and paint upon it,
to fold it, to cut it, to wrap with it, to read from it, to create with it.
the short film below is a glimpse into the life of an artisan
who is also passionate about paper.
“The Papermaker“ is a short documentary about one of the last handcrafting papermakers in Europe and his great love for paper. Gangolf Ulbricht makes unique tree- free papers by hand. For international artists, conservators, photographers, printers and many more. He learned his uniqe craft in Germany, Japan, France and England. In this short film we see him producing his fine paper in his basement studio in the Arthouse Bethanien in Berlin-Kreuzberg. He talks about his love and dedication for this craft – and it ́s future. Gangolf has worked for a number of known artists like: Jenny Holzer, Louise Bourgeois, Guenther Uecker, Jonathan Meese, Damien Hirst, Christiane Baumgartner, Matthias Weischer and many more.
“fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
Directed by DANIEL EGENOLF
Director of Photography LINE KÜHL
Edited by BORIS SEEWALD
Music by RALF HILDENBEUTEL
Sounddesign by ALEXANDER HEINZE
Produced by kingsandkongs.de
for those who wondered
right along with me
how i would solve
when the symmetrical framing
quite possibly built upside down
on a table too small to turn the puzzle
turn the table or tear down the walls or the house
of the additional challenge
and just built it upside down.
“creating something is all about problem-solving.”
-philip seymour hoffman
no students today
teachers get together to talk and play
to see how it feels for our kids
as we encourage them to experiment
to play with the process
rather than make a project
for the pure joy of creation
we try out materials
with no expected outcome
just for the chance to see what will happen
when we are finished
we share what we’ve made with each other
and as it happens
each one is a beauty in its own way.
“colours are brighter when the mind is open.”
nothing i love better
than to see
children, adults, pets, families
to pay a visit
to the fairy garden
in all four seasons.
acting out stories
leaving special things behind.
spending a little quiet time
with the fairies
before they head
back into life
busy grown-up world.
child of the pure, unclouded brow
and dreaming eyes of wonder!
though time be fleet and I and thou
are half a life asunder,
thy loving smile will surely hail
the love-gift of a fairy tale.
– lewis carroll