Franziska Wildt is a photographer/video/installation artist who’s work can be seen across Europe. Franziska collaborated with fellow German artist, musician, and theatre educator Volker Kehl who recently toured Asia with his group Art of Fusion. Together they introduced the children to the techniques of video, collage, montage and assembly as well as making music. The plan was to develop three dimensional installations in which the children could bring together their art, video work and music in a whole new world of their own creation. The workshop was meant as an introduction to performance art and lens based performative practices. The participants developed basic skills for improvisation and video as well as soft skills like emotional expression and social interaction. The starting point was the Chinese legend of Mulan, well known in the West as well as in the East. Together we created imagine scenarios of what Mulan would do today. The resulting involvement in intense creative experiences that lie totally outside the children's normal experience brought excitement and inspiration to these children who have seen little except hardship. Giving children the confidence to grasp further educational opportunities that may arise is one of the outcomes Arts Can Do aims for. We have great confidence in the role artistic expression and the experiences we created will have transformative roles in their lives.
Born in 1984, Franziska Anna Sybilla Wildt is a German artist. After finishing her psychology degree in 2010, Franziska Wildt enrolled into Art and Phi- losophy studies in Berlin (University of the Arts), Shanghai (Shanghai Normal University), Tel Aviv (Shenkar) and is currently studying in Frankfurt (Städelschule and Goethe University), finishing her second MA. She has been involved in many international projects, such as ACAF Residency in Beijing and Shanghai in 2014, “Transformation” in Galerie Matthias Küper in Beijing and “The Aes- thetic of Resistance” Galeries im Turm in Berlin.