Bauhaus Dessau

Bauhaus Residency 2016 – Movement

At the Bauhaus everything and everyone was in motion – always motivated, after the devastation of war, by the aim of shaping a modern social and economic age that would deny the possibility of a similar tragedy. Whether through László Moholy-Nagy, who devised the artistic technique of “vision in motion” or through Oskar Schlemmer, who set the stage itself in motion in order to define the mechanised processes of the industrial age – the phenomena of speed and acceleration had thoroughly positive connotations and were brought to life at the Bauhaus, too, in many and varied ways.

What is the significance of movement in 2016? Does the word still stand for change, departure and progress, or has it lost its aura, has its meaning now changed? In the Bauhaus Residency programme, artists have addressed the current and future relevance of this essentially modern idea.

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