The sound collages were created in collaboration with pupils from Dessau-Roßlau. After their examination of the respective work and their own experiences in experiments with material, light, space and creative techniques, the children themselves speak and report on their experiences.
„Die große Welt des Bauhauses akustisch zu gestalten und dabei komplexe Zusammenhänge spielerisch mit Kindern erfahrbar zu machen, hat mich als Hörspielautorin besonders gereizt.“
[ Author Angi Vukorep-Harrer on working on the radio plays]
Radio play :: Bauhaus as a school
This 20-minute radio play is about the Bauhaus as a school from the students' point of view. The radio play is based on a two-year research project by the Liborius and Philanthropinum grammar schools in Dessau, in the course of which song texts, compositions and dialogues on the subject of the Bauhaus were created in various workshops. These were the basis for a libretto about the Bauhaus, which was rehearsed and performed in a second step with a children's choir, school band and student soloists. The pupils reflected on their research and rehearsal work at the microphone. Researcher Katja Klaus and various speakers guide the listener through a colourful audio collage of information, reflections and associations about the Bauhaus institution.
Radio play :: Gertrud Arndt and Marianne Brandt
In the audio pieces you will learn how the Bauhaus became an artistic home for Gertrud Arndt and Marianne Brandt and how the two women had to fight for their equal rights here. Arndt studied in the weaving workshop and became a pioneer of conceptual photography with her staged self-portraits. Brandt worked mainly in the metal workshop, temporarily taking over its management and revolutionising the design of lighting fixtures.
Radio play :: Dessau-Törten Housing Estate
How can affordable and attractive housing be created? This audio play provides the Bauhaus answer to this question, which is still pressing today: with precisely timed housing construction using prefabricated components. Between 1926 and 1928, a housing estate with over three hundred modern terraced houses was built in Dessau-Törten according to the assembly line principle, which was later extended by three-storey arcade houses with optimised flat layouts.
Radio play :: Oskar Schlemmer
In this audio collage, the pupils of the 4th grade of the Protestant Primary School in Dessau focus on the life and work of Oskar Schlemmer – from their perspective. As a basis, they worked on two project days on the Bauhaus stage and in the workshop in the Bauhaus building. They were accompanied by the radio playwright Angi Harrer-Vukorep, the actress Anke Stoppa and the research assistant of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Torsten Blume.
Radio play :: László Moholy-Nagy
The polyphonic sound collage on the life and work of László Moholy-Nagy incorporated studies by the pupils as well as their experiences experimenting with light and material. The children explored the technique of the photogram and reported on their experiences and findings. The moment of their own practical experience thus becomes the focus of attention and forms the content of the audio piece.