Kerstin Stutterheim and Niels Bolbrinker’s acclaimed documentary examines the artistic and political aims of the Bauhaus school, from its inception after the First World War to its dissolution and the emigration of some of its most significant Masters, teachers and students.
Through interviews with former Bauhaus students and archival footage, the film provides a unique insight into the essence of the Bauhaus principles, the conflicts that led to the relocation of the Bauhaus 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.
This screening is presented in collaboration with Showroom Cinema as part of Construction House: Radical Materials. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Kerstin Stutterheim, hosted by Mark Rawlinson.
Kerstin Stutterheim is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Bournemouth University’s Media Department. She is an author, filmmaker, and a member of the German Film Academy. Stutterheim was founding director of the Institute of Art Research (2008-2011) at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany.
Mark Rawlinson is an academic, writer and curator based in Nottingham. His more recent curatorial project is Homage to the Bauhaus: The Jack Kirkland Collection, an exhibition which explores the international influence of the Bauhaus across the 20th century.