Edition Bauhaus 38: Human – Space – Machine. Stage experiments at the Bauhaus
In 1921, Walter Gropius founded a theater workshop at the Bauhaus. It conducted new research and experiments on the relationship between humans and technology. The central protagonists Lothar Schreyer, Oskar Schlemmer, and László Moholoy-Nagy investigated the issues of mechanization, machine industrialization, and rationalization. They sought a new, meaningful relationship with the dynamized, increasingly technically animated environment. In their stage laboratory, they developed abstract motion studies, designed atmosphere machines, and built theater apparatus. They also organized the famous Bauhaus celebrations, where they staged themselves as a collective of “new humans”. For the first time, an exhibition and a catalog with sketches, drawings, photographs as well as films, figurines, costumes, models, and apparatus are now devoted to the experiments and concepts of the legendary Bauhaus stage.
edited by Torsten Blume and Christian Hiller
contributions by Juliet Koss, Sascha Förster & Peter W. Marx, Joachim Krausse, Gabriele Brandstetter, Jienne Lui, Karin Harrasser, Torsten Blume, Christian Hiller
book design by Müller & Wesse (Stephan Müller)
Spector Books, Leipzig 2014