T. Lux Feininger

Figure in Space III - Spatial lineation*. Performer: Werner Siedhoff

   

Figur im Raum III - Raumlineatur. Darsteller: Werner Siedhoff
Figure in Space III - Spatial lineation*. Performer: Werner Siedhoff Repro: MAIN
  • 1927, in Dessau
  • Negative untraceable; Copy-film negative produced by the artist 1980, inscr. lower right: 144, 70 x 55 mm

  • Prints known:
    1. Private collection, later print, gelatin silver print, 255 x 203 mm. Verso inscr. by the artist: 144

    Copy prints known:
    I. Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Inv. Nr.: 8597, reprint around 1960, gelatin silver print, small bright retouchings, 164 x 122 mm. Verso inscr. by Hans M. Wingler vertical above and below: Werner Siedhoff, tanzend Photo Lux Feininger (Mehrfachbelichtung) ("Raumtanz") (Negativ: Busch-Reisinger-Museum), upper center blue stamp: HANS MARIA WINGLER, center: 473e 431, 467 147B 150H, lower left: 5, lower center blue stamp: BAUHAUS-ARCHIV, and Inv. Nr.
    II. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, Inv. Nr.: BR49.224, copy print made from a photograph lent by the artist in 1949, gelatin silver print, 158 x 102 mmIV
    III. Private collection, gelatin silver print, 254 x 201 mm

  • [Bauhaus stage Dessau, conceived and directed by Oskar Schlemmer. On 16 March 1927, addressing an audience of the 'Circle of the Friends of the Bauhaus', and following Oskar Schlemmer's related lecture, the Bauhaus stage performs its Demonstration of systematical Exploration of the formal Elements for stage production, a program of different scenes dealing with dance, staging and the figure in space, here: Spatial lineation with figure [cf. 209, 219].

    TLF: "... the excitement and interest of a performance is a difficult thing to describe. The arrival of a shape, in white and black, in precise, expressive movements, upon a stage in total black, the diagonals of which are emphasized by white tape, the scene sparsely and mysteriously lighted and filled with the sound of a drum – had the impact of a grave event. The slightest movement acquired meaning, the least change in light, or in the cadence of the drum, was observed. ..."* [T. Lux Feininger: The Bauhaus and I; read the essay under TEXTS]

    TLF: "Dancer (Werner Siedhoff) in triple exposure, with 'space net' on stage. [Photos] were taken under Oskar Schlemmer's direction" [211]

  • Themes:  Bauhaus Bauhaus-Stage

Exhibitions

ausdruckstanz und bauhausbühne 2019 Hannover, (Reproduktion)

Die ganze Welt ein Bauhaus-The whole World a Bauhaus-El mundo entero es una Bauhaus 2018 Buenos Aires ifa-Tourneeausstellung zum Gründungsjubiläum des Bauhauses / ifa-touring exhibigion on the occasion of the founding anniversary of the Bauhaus
Künstler (Auswahl)/Artists (selection): .... Friedl Dicker; Franz Ehrlich; Lyonel Feininger; T. Lux Feininger; Carl Flieger; Walter Gropius ...

- Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo: June 22 - August 12, 2018
- Ciudad de México DF, MUCA Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte (UNAM): October 29 - December 14, 2018
- Montevideo, Museo Juan Manuel Blanes: June 19 - August 11, 2019
- Karlsruhe, ZKM-Zentrum für Kunst und Medien: October 26, 2019 - February 2, 2020
- Wroclaw, Museum of Architecture Wrocław: October 9 - December 13, 2020

Experiment Bauhaus 1988 Dessau, Nr. 214

T. LUX FEININGER . Photographs of the Twenties and Thirties 1980 New York, Nr. 52

Literature

Ausdruckstanz und Bauhausbühne Hubertus Adam, Sally Schöne 2019 Hannover, S./p. 94, Abb./ill.

Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and Media Noam M. Elcott 2016 Chicago, IL, S./p. 199, Abb./ill. Fig. 5.16.

Experiment Bauhaus Magdalena Droste, Jeannine Fiedler, Peter Hahn, Dirk Scheper, Klaus Weber,  u.a./et al 1988 Berlin, S./p. 270-271, Abb./ill.

BAUHAUS Hans M. Wingler 1969 Cambridge, MA, S./p. 472-473, Abb./ill. d

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