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//Playing with Books: Where’s the Cake?//

Playing with Books: Where’s the Cake?

On 20 October 2012, there took place the second in the series of literature-cum-art workshops entitled Playing with Books. The session was organised by MOCAK in collaboration with the publishers EneDueRabe.

The workshop started with the participants visiting Jiří Kolář’s exhibition Collage with an Ermine, presenting objects which the artist had processed in a creative way. Using the example of the works My Favourite Poem and Numeral, made from string, cardboard and textile, the participants realised that it is possible to make or read a poem without knowing the alphabet, just as if it were a book illustration. Another example of such a picture story was the book by Thé Tjong-Khing Where’s the Cake?, screened in the MOCAK educational workshop. Amongst the details on the pages that followed, the children looked for the missing cake and created their own story. Another book to be presented was Aston’s Stones by Lotta Geffenblad, read out to the children by the adults accompanying them. After the children had listened to the story of the little dog that wanted to take care of every stone he’d come across, they decorated stones and strips of wood found in the vicinity of the Museum. Following in the footsteps of the protagonist, they then packed them into a suitcase.