Film by Design at HFA—Light Plays, Form Plays: Film Experiments after the Bauhaus


Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
BauhausFilmHFAIn 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. General Admission tickets $9; non-Harvard students, seniors, Harvard faculty and staff, $7; Harvard students free. Before the screening, guests are invited to visit the Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums from 6-7 p.m. For more information, click here.