Djangos fahrende Flickwerkstatt

This project is one of the winners of the competition “kultur-im-dialog.moe 2012“ – a programme of the Schering-Stiftung and the association MitOst e.V.

Django`s journey was a patchwork of stories, pictures and experiences. Vanessa and 2 other artists set off in a bus (named Bogdan) in August 2012 to Eastern Europe with Django, a puppet Vanessa made, who wants to expericence adventure, meet new people and share his opinion (1. Sitting in a shelf is boring, 2. The only way out of a shelf is fantasy)

On their way new puppets were sewn and brought to life by the people they met. The People told them stories about their lifes and gave some stuff like old textiles, fabrics, buttons, LP´s, pumpkins…Vanessa used these tings to create Django`s companions – one companion per place they stopped:

Mick Mücke – Berlin
Börek von Rathen – Rathen, Sachsen
Buddy Lukasz – Budweis, Tschechien
Ludmilla – Bratislava, Slowakei
Ozora – Pecs, Ungarn
Trikinisi (3 puppets)- Banja Luka, Bosnien
Don Neretva – Mostar, Bosnien
Grrrgz – Grgurici, Kroatien

You can find the stories and fotos about Django`s Journey in an artbook.
Puppets: Vanessa Puschmann
Stories: Dorothea Ahlemeyer
Fotos/ Layout: Efi Kontogeorgou

The Django – Crew:

His experiences were presented at different events in Ruse, Bremen, Leipzig and Berlin.