Reflektorische Farblichtspiele

Title of ArtworkReflektorische Farblichtspiele
Year of Origin1922 - 1923
    Projection apparatus, light performance
Collaboration/Shared Production/Researchn/a
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors
History of a work
2019ExhibitionsBerlinExhibition preview "Still Undead" on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus in Haus der Kulturender Welt, BerlinLink
2016 - 2017ExhibitionsBrooklynReconstruction for the exhibition "Dreamlands: Expanded" in the Microsocpe GalleryLink
1968DocumentationKurt Schwerdtfeger (Bauhaus Weimar): Reflektorische Farblichtspiele (1922/1968)Nordmedia HannoverHannoverfull movie and documetary of Restaged 1966 perfomance on DVDLink
1966VimeoRestaged performance of 1966 (excerpt)Link

Though the Bauhaus wasn’t directly involved in all art forms, it definitely exerted interesting impulses nevertheless. A particular point in case is Kurt Schwerdtfeger’s 1922 Reflektorische Farblichtspiele [Reflecting Colour-Light-Play]. Originally conceived as a play for one of the famous Bauhaus Lantern Festivals, it premiered at the Kandinsky home and kind of revolutionised the spatial aspect of 20th century sculpture. At the same time it equals the German abstract films of the early 1920s and is a predecessor of performance art, light shows and expanded cinema. Consequently, the Play was re-discovered and re-staged in the 1960s and has been in demand ever since. from 25.9.2018

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