(Y)our little book of fears workshop
The workshops “(Y)our Little Book of Fears” aims to offer spaces for joint reflections on the many shapes that medial and societal fears are projected in. They have been developed since early 2015 by visual designer and thinker Caram Kapp, theater specialist Martha Bouziouri, documentary filmmaker Mathilde Benignus and illustration artist Murielle Biedrzycki.
I met Caram Kapp during an MIZ interactive storytelling workshop and a few months later the Charlie Hebdo’s attacks happen in our lives. We needed both to do something about it because we saw the raising fear and scary statements in the media flow all around. We felt like we urgently needed some creative answer. At least, begin to think of a creative form of answering the fear. So we decided to focus on this very point: how the media creates fear and shapes our very perception of the world. Caram Kapp created the original concept and developed the first methodology with theater specialist Martha Bouziouri. Later we adjust it together with Murielle Biedrzycki and me in order to propose a special workshop, called „laboratory of fear“ based on drawings sessions.
The first Laboratorium der Angst workshop took place in Berlin in April 2015 at the OKK (Organ Kritischer Kunst). The drawing results have been part of an exhibition during the „48h Neukölln“ in June 2015 at the Atelier l‘Enfant terrible. More on springlessons.org and here a video presenting the first edition of „The little book of fear“.
A brief description of the workshop, written by Caram Kapp :