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Film by Design: Bauhaus and the Moving Image, Part 1

28 February 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Organized by: Harvard Art Museums
Venue: Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street

In conjunction with our special exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard, this film series will reconstruct how Bauhäusler (students and faculty at the Bauhaus) actively engaged with moving images between 1919 and 1933. They created abstract animations, lightplays, architectural films, and short documentaries; they invited avant-garde filmmakers to present their work at the Bauhaus; they organized frequent film screenings at Bauhaus festivities; and they even made a series of material experiments with filmstrips across several Bauhaus courses and workshops.


February 28 Prorgram:

Bauhaus Week, Weimar, August 1923


Curated by László Moholy-Nagy, the films presented at the Bauhaus Week capture the early Bauhaus interest in scientific films, nature documentaries, and motion studies (such as time-lapse and microscopic experiments). Tonight’s program will feature two of these studies alongside a selection of colored lightplays and abstract animations that were shown at the Bauhaus Week and formed the core of early film experimentation at the Weimar Bauhaus.