Who else played with the Wonder Garden in kindergarten? In this board game from Herder-Verlag, the game group could only win together. My parents invented it at a time when I could not lose when playing the usual so-called “parlor games”, it really hurt me back then.
So one day we played the freshly invented new game, with playing fields drawn by hand on a cardboard and small painted wooden blocks.
The group had to cooperatively stick together to plant all the flowers in time before the cloud formation, made up of several puzzle pieces, could form.
In our family, of course, we rehearsed the Wonder Garden countless times before its release. And also afterwards again and again. You could say this game has shaped me to some extent, becoming a symbol of joint creation.
From board game to film: now, in the collaborative project LICHTWELTEN, 2D animation artists create an animated wonder garden, an enchanting world full of mysticism and magical surprises, completely free of any violence.
In these worlds, it doesn’t have to be childlike at all. Perhaps we will create a special version for the little ones later on. But our Inner Child is still allowed to live it up a little in this project, lovingly, courageously, creatively and honestly. And together with the others. That feels good.
As in the board game Wonder Garden, the LICHTWELTEN residents Gaia, Sol and Luna can plant many new flowers in between. Because they love these miracle flowers, in whose worlds they live.
The flowers, plants, mushrooms and trees are conscious in this world. Our three stick figures also communicate telepathically with them. This takes place entirely without words, in felt images. This form of communication is quite normal here.
Can you imagine such worlds in your imagination?