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Film by Design: Bauhaus and the Moving Image, Part 2Film by Desig

22 April 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Organized by: Harvard Art Museums
Venue: Harvard Film Archive
24 Quincy Street

In conjunction with the Bauhaus centennial, this film series will reconstruct how members of the Bauhaus—one of the most progressive art, architecture, and design schools in the early 20th century—actively engaged with moving images between the years 1919 and 1933. It explores a vibrant field of experimentation with a medium that has long remained marginal in the accounts of the Bauhaus by tracing how artists, architects, designers, weavers, typographers, and photographers turned to film both as a new mode of artistic expression and as a tool of design: film sketches, abstract animations, cinematic form sequences, and colored lightplays emerged at the Bauhaus alongside new attempts to create an architectural film—or what Walter Gropius often referred to as “Bauhaus film”—that would capture the new architecture through the medium of moving images.


As part of the Harvard Art Museums’ film series titled Film by Design: The Bauhaus and the Moving Image and in collaboration with our Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition, the two programs presented at the Harvard Film Archive will shed light on some of the most overlooked aspects within the Bauhaus’s wide-ranging engagement with film.