THE PROCEDURE

Participants of the workshop were encouraged to find used words, sentences and text fragments to re-use them in new messages.

The first assignment was to collect as much raw material as possible. The participants passionately searched through dumped library-books, dusty newspapers and dug deep into their own memories. The words they found were entered in the official, 'lichtgewichte luchtberichte'-notebook.

Arnold Schalks, 2001, Prosa Aviapostaja, taalworkshop voor kinderen van 8-16 jaar, featherlight tidings, language workshop for children from 8-16 years, federleichte Flugberichte, Sprachworkshop für Kinder von 8 - 16 Jahren, Klaus Sievers, Ludmila Savchenko, Ludmila Kotenewa, Picnic in the Park, Avtozavodski, Togliatti, Rusland,  Zomerkriebels 2001, summer itches 2001, Sommerkribbeln 2001, SKVR-Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam

The participants filtered the collected words according to certain procedures: words were crossed out, a game provided questions and answers, and dice were played to indicate the right components for creating new sentences.

At the end of the day, the participants had selected the appropriate words and used them to create a series of messages or even a poem. The texts were written on paper tags with waterproof markers.

Finally the words had to be spread. For that purpose, helium filled balloons were used. The tags were tied to the balloons.

Arnold Schalks, 2001, Prosa Aviapostaja, taalworkshop voor kinderen van 8-16 jaar, featherlight tidings, language workshop for children from 8-16 years, federleichte Flugberichte, Sprachworkshop für Kinder von 8 - 16 Jahren, Klaus Sievers, Ludmila Savchenko, Ludmila Kotenewa, Picnic in the Park, Avtozavodski, Togliatti, Rusland,  Zomerkriebels 2001, summer itches 2001, Sommerkribbeln 2001, SKVR-Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam

13.25 h: Cees and Dorien fill the balloons with helium.

The release of the balloons from the Westerkade will inevitably disturb the local air traffic, especially the flight of domestic birds. As a compensation for this short violation of their territory, a small piece of bread will be attached to each balloon.

Arnold Schalks, 2001, Prosa Aviapostaja, taalworkshop voor kinderen van 8-16 jaar, featherlight tidings, language workshop for children from 8-16 years, federleichte Flugberichte, Sprachworkshop für Kinder von 8 - 16 Jahren, Klaus Sievers, Ludmila Savchenko, Ludmila Kotenewa, Picnic in the Park, Avtozavodski, Togliatti, Rusland,  Zomerkriebels 2001, summer itches 2001, Sommerkribbeln 2001, SKVR-Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam

13.26 h: Lodewijk and Maurits attach pieces of bread and tags to the balloons.

 

participants:

Sacha, Sabine, Maurits, Lodewijk, Dorien, Cees, a.o. ....