Bauhaus Now! Film Program

Model & Myth 2009 by Kerstin Stutterheim and Niels Bolbrinker

The film looks at the post-World War I origins of the Bauhaus and its revolutionary influence. Through interviews and archival footage, the film provides a unique insight into the essence of the Bauhaus principles, the conflict that led to the relocation from Weimar to Dessau, the dissolution of the school during the Nazi era, the construction of Tel Aviv’s White City, and the origin of the ‚Bauhaus‘ myth in the United States. It reveals the real story behind its closing and political collusion among some members under Nazi Germany, based on accounts by alumni and archival excerpts. Former Bauhaus students tell most of the stories, recalling the phases in history.

Watch the trailer HERE

Screening times:
11.15AM – 01.00PM
01.00PM – 02.45PM
02.45PM – 04.15PM
Education Gallery, Buxton Contemporary
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 August; Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August; Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September; Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 October

 

Bauhaus World 2019 (3 parts) by Lydia Ranke

Documentary about the social ideas and design principles of BAUHAUS. Filmmaker Lydia Ranke and her team travel the world to visit Bauhaus sites in Weimar, Berlin, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, New York and Mexico etc.

Bauhaus WORLD (1) The Code 42:36 min
The first part shows how the closure of the BAUHAUS school forced the movement into exile and spread the philosophy to Japan and around the world.
Bauhaus WORLD (2) The Effect 42:23 min
This part takes viewers from Dessau, to New York, to Sweden and Ulm in Germany to examine the influence of Bauhaus on art, design and architecture today. it explores the ‘brand Bauhaus’
Bauhaus WORLD (3) – The Utopia 42:23 min 
This last part explores the influence of the Bauhaus philosophy on today’s globalized society. Is the Utopia and the idea still relevant for our future?

Watch the trailer HERE

Screening times:
11.15AM – 01.30PM
01.45PM – 04.00PM
Education Gallery, Buxton Contemporary
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 August; Saturday 31 & Sunday 1 September; Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September

 

Media-Art 2009

This edition is about the education concept of the medium film and the Bauhaus school’s focus on teaching, as a ‘science of seeing’. The film gives an insight into the diverse art genres, such as  ‘reflective plays of coloured light’, ‘early compositions of 1922’ and ‘The heroic arrow’

Watch the trailer HERE.

Screening times:
11.15AM – 12.30PM
Education Gallery, Buxton Contemporary
Saturday 17 August; Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September; Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 October; Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October

 

Stage and Dance by Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack 

This edition is about the interdisciplinarity of Bauhaus work and the overlapping between arts which led to innovation. This approach became especially important for the projects of the Bauhaus stage where costume, dance, music and light interact. An example is the mechanical ballet of Kurt Schmidt.

Watch the trailer HERE.

Screening times:
12.30PM – 2.20PM
Education Gallery, Buxton Contemporary
Saturday 17 August; Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September; Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 October; Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October

 

Stage and Dance by Oskar Schlemmer 

The Bauhaus stage revolved around Oskar Schlemmer who was the director between 1923 and 1929 and got famous for the ‘triadic ballet’ and Bauhaus dances. He hences the fundaments of theatrical design in abstract and geometicial experiments with form, colour, sound, movement and light.

Watch the Trailer HERE.

Screening times:
2.20PM – 04.40PM
Education Gallery, Buxton Contemporary
Saturday 17 August; Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September; Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 October; Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October

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