Gemi is a community based project that was produced during 3 months in Munich. Artist Erdogan Onur Ceritoglu from Istanbul worked with pupils aged between 7 and 11 years in a socio-educational institution called Project Laden. They created a furniture-like installation from locally found scrap wood which participants can use and modify. The goal of this project was to assemble a playground sculpture made collectively by the artist and children through workshops.
The first workshop was about interpreting the characters and the environment in Jules Werne’s 20.000 leagues under the sea into models and visual material. Following, a vessel like furniture was being designed and carpentered from scrap furniture parts. After that, the kids painted the sculpure and assembled it in the institution where it is placed since then.
Watch the video about the project for more information: