Experiments with Light and Space
Video Compositions from Light Experiments
Different light experiments were carried out at a total of six stations. There was a chance to develop a piece of one's own for a theatre of forms on a large back projection screen, for example. At other stations the depth of space could be manipulated visually, or different sources of light played onto a revolving reflective ball. Overhead projectors were used to make stop-motion clips and for experiments with overlapping forms.
Equipped with Ipads, the pupils documented their visual products and so created exciting video compositions. The pupils also recorded personal experiences and scientific observations in research diaries. Here, the diverse links between their current productions and the approaches and ideas of the historical Bauhaus emerged. To conclude the project week, the pupils presented their results and combined their short video clips to create one video composition covering the whole project.
Gabriele Schreiber and Steffen Körner
/ Teachers responsible for the project
Leander Leinenbach / Architect
Leonie Lindl / Student of Visual Communication
May to June 2017
Johannes Siebler / Bauhaus Agent
The methods and techniques tried here will serve as ideas for possible hands-on stations in the exhibition space of the new Bauhaus-Museum. They will also be put to use in additional actions in urban space and at Bauhaus-linked festivals. The project investigated the possibilities of interdisciplinary work with MINT subjects in the Bauhaus context, and it determined which equipment is needed for carrying out light experiments in future outreach workshops of the Bauhaus-Museum. The project's findings will flow directly into the further development of communication and outreach offers.