tv Arts.21 Deutsche Welle August 24, 2019 1:30pm-2:01pm CEST
this is not to conserve the bow house tradition but rather to act as a forum for discussion. aesthetic and social questions are opened up again viewed through the mirror of history. and there are some incredible things to see from playful structures and expression and sketches to little wooden houses with so-called furniture for the people functional but far removed from what is supposed to be bell house style by maya has long been a place of experimentation. assumes self said that before tackling the design of objects you basically have to put people in new clothing particularly during that period in the 19th ten's and twenty's there was a lot of talk about the new human but everybody meant something different by it selfe also reflected many different concepts and images of the human dimension of conflict here it was a time of upheaval on the one hand the human body was liberated but on the other the human was in slave to the rhythm of the machine technical progress of hope both
nightmares and fascination no one could escape it. in the boathouse stage. transformed dunces into mechanical figures the triadic ballet is famous for its cost james. painting and stage performance intertwine. always had this space to experiment to risk new things i think that's one thing that still resonates today at the bell house university which also works very experimentally of course it also works internationally but it is very experimental film until a change of venue the galloping i can hi i'm also has a chimp and then the exhibition is called from the lab to the studio media artist him boycott is running a workshop he teaches design technology at the bell house university experiments with electronics. she also uses for his own work. in the exhibition he shows
a subversive program which allows people to pixelate their faces using a special badge. he calls it the wishing machine that's good and it's all about privacy for all those smartphone pictures of me or other people that turn up on facebook and they're automatically tagged with a face recognition and then my name is on it and if i just want to be myself for an evening without a bizarre photo of me turning up and then this will be a solution because for the from the off told dusty goes on. christiane gold is also an inventor he designs new surfaces for control devices at the moment he's testing materials with and chambers to create all kinds of inflatable shapes just having. i showed this to a group of textile engineers and they immediately said great this is just what we need. this could also be the hold for an inflatable car.
again suddenly during the production process points of reference appear that we didn't even think of at the beginning here from beginning. to get me i can hi i'm provide space to research new technologies in an artistic way think laterally and ask questions this is where the bauhaus live song. about house created a number of modernist pioneers among them the 3 powerhouse direct is gropius harness smile and nice fun to roll her but was the powerhouse just a boys' club that's a mystery there are also some outstanding women. well these women left was a kind of professional representation. by the standards for 3. female artists consciously. being forgotten is something that can also be observed in
painting sculpture in literature and in many many other areas a number. of followers of these women were rediscovered when a political and social discourse began about women's role in society. but who were these modern a super women. 3 who left their mark on the ball house were writer editor and dollhouse 1st lady is a goal. for nature designer and paul house master levi. and textile artist as like many female pupils at the ball house she had to learn weaving though she wanted to study painting albus began studying at the powerhouse in 1922 though she never intended to become a textile artist she was a natural talent she was inspired by yourself albus her teacher and later her husband and the paintings of how would play. her work is now
being rediscovered in europe. and they really are one of a kind pieces you can instantly tell that here on the album has created something extremely special. or coupled with an incredibly interesting dialogue between the material and it is not a torn about being fashionable. dished. out as works seamlessly interweave elements of industrial production handiwork and art in 1930 august became the 1st female to graduate from the bell house school for her final project she developed a fabric for the trade union school and banal today about house landmark her material was used to cover walls of the school auditorium plain and simple yet revolutionary it reflected light absorbed sound and was easy to clean. on the i was on the other has developed this take down after a much can. duration and research she used
a material that had only been on the market for a few years cellophane today we know it from food packaging. after the nazis seized power in 1933 and jewish she and her husband fled to the us there she belonged to the artistic god and created experimented with talk and wrote about the art of weaving today her patterns and designs are enjoying a renaissance only all of us is finally getting the recognition she deserves like other forgotten dollhouse artists and peter than many of them were recognized during that time and quickly and the respect of their colleagues both male and female and a lot of people also fell into obscurity during the years of political dictatorship and persecution here in germany that were here in daughter's land that. these forgotten powerhouse women are now being celebrated in new books like. the wife of the us contributed to the interior design at the director's house of death she was
a new kind of woman the perfect heroine for a novel. connelly in a newly these women lived in a new era they could vote and be elected they could do jobs traditionally done by men there was a feeling of freedom that they could do anything smoothly he couldn't. these young wild free spirited and strong pioneers dared to take on the new roles. the daughter of an upper class family becoming a working woman unheard of back that is a goal to be a structured in a new life style. is something said 1st if the whole self concept of women working outside the home was one that had to be learned. maybe that's what made it easy as a rebellious and revolutionary. she modernized household economics to save the women of the future time you which they could then devote to that one professional activities. i've been in. suits. for years
christiane along a has been conducting research on another modernist career woman league ice she was already a key figure in the art scene when she became a bow house master and head of the school's into your design workshop in 1932. when her partner architect miss funder of war built this house and berlin she designed the furniture. really high she also worked with him on the villa also longer included no trace of her work remains why has that. been fought for when you have during my research i realized it simply couldn't be done because she was female nowadays we might call any high she's superwoman she was incredibly well organized communicative and very assertive even with men. the fact that she's been forgotten can be attributed solely to me. but also to the male dominated writing of history that i was looking for classic heroes who warns of. heroes like nice wonder
whore who designed the german pavilion for the $929.00 international exposition in barcelona together with the league. in fact she was the pavilions artistic director and it's doubtful whether he's found a hole or designed its furniture on his own. so who really created this design classic. and. it's an interesting question because this is an iconic piece of furniture the day bed. but there are many indications that many high created it. is interest is published under her name in 1932. and the only drawing of this day beth that exists is also by her from around 135 and it's the anyone from the pre-war period of the 4 quicks side as early as 1949 new york's museum of modern art devoted a solo show to any all of us textile art though outside the united states. she's
still relatively unknown. isa copius is now a novel heroine but in real life she was an editor organizer and equal partner for the ball house founder. and. the few surviving documents show that milly gosh was a great designer and far ahead of her time but starting in 1933 when the nazis came to power wasn't so choosy about who she worked for she wasn't the only one. when the nazis took over $950.00 story they closed down the. bond controversially some leading bell houselights continued they would. to each his own i'm a cop saw him at the nazi concentration camp and who can feel it. created by inmate and former boss pupils funds and it uses the unmistakable boss typeface despite the
fact of the nazi regime denounced the school for its degenerate art and even pressured its leadership into closing the bar house in berlin often said in the official propaganda they rejected the ban has entirely it was considered to be bolshevist jewish muxes and everything the nazis deemed negative in banking is not and. what an officially that stance wasn't as clear the nazi saw the typical baal house functionality as a sign of progress and welcomed its new objectivity. and the artists how did the often guard of the bauhaus respond after $933.00. to take. one of the most influential teachers he created graphic design and the universal typeface which became signatures of the ball house. but starting in 1933 by a began to create nazi propaganda. designing catalogues and exhibitions which
celebrated the ideology of racist doctrines of the 3rd reich. i have a t.v. series there were a film about house pupils and teaches who remained and were eager to continue receiving commissions in germany ones who then exhibited a little of the battle houses reformist spirit and ethical principles to show coincidence and. respond a whole was no exception in 1934 he joined gobos chamber of culture supported hitler and contributed to nazi exhibitions he just wanted to build regardless for whom. enticed by new commissions he emigrated to the united states in 1938 there he designed iconic structures like the seagram building in new york. miss fonda became a star architect his pandering to the nazis was soon forgotten and hasn't tarnished the baja structure taishan to this day still there's little reason to place the bauhaus on a moral pedestal. some of the vile house teaches and students
who went into exile became successful in the us our house became internationally famous but it was never a purely german phenomenon teachers and students came from all over the world areas sharon had experienced life on a kibbutz and tell us time and brought those ideas with him to disallow later he returned to the middle east and built a legendary white city in tel aviv and a pioneering university in one. ready of femi university in effect in the southwest of nigeria. ready ready ready ready area share on the scene of this to campus is an open and airy. tailored to the hot climate and the you know ruba culture when the tank and the university became the symbols of the fledgling democracy rethink new discoveries is very important. for the jews because it was. initiated exactly maybe. the movement of bendis of nigeria from the british. room.
so basically it's the 1st action of a jury and university and it stands for a protest against the sure back then modernism was progressive and today c.b.s. frett aims to find out in his film moving away it. leads you. to. the exit. the universe itself is screwed because. this it is there far away in far for people interested to be talked to this has prompted. this lecture circuit streets around 200 kilometers to the south is lagos. nigeria as largest city is constantly changing. like
the representatives of contemporary bound houses. asks how do we want to live now and in the future she thinks of the revolutionary ideas of a century ago are still relevant today. when we had monism kamen in the years of any post-colonialism the architects that came of the day were modern and i love the architecture that has really formed the structure of the city of lagos on the alley modernism of the forty's fifty's and sixty's still taking place dr texture lagos is expanding at a breathtaking pace it's africa's 2nd largest city and one of the welds most densely populated is somewhere between colonialism and modernism nigerian architects are creating that own design language. what was considered as african tenets of the within the rule and i love that saying the. we need to be realistic
and design appropriately for the city that we live in now we we have to face the fact that in the city of some people say 18000000 some people say 22 we need to live in a smaller and smaller spaces nike peninsula is an ultra modern and district of lagos here the architect is constructing minimalist housing units similar to ones built around the globe. a new architecture for new lifestyles functional economic and compact. so this is astounding 2 bedroom apartment so it's open plan kitchen it's really about i think efficient living. apartments for nigeria's growing middle class who are increasingly cosmopolitan. in the always need to reflect on. on how living in a city is evolving and changing i mean the whole world has changed for the demographic is changing how people live the family unit is being redefined you know
and we need to make sure that we produce an architecture that's reflects that and that's what the boss does back at the university campus in. its buildings were constructed in the 1960 s. and seventy's open on all sides they function like energy efficient safe houses and coolum sounds every inch of space is used efficiently architect ariel sharon employed ideas he'd learned during his studies about how school in debt his architecture is tailored to the people and the surroundings the topography natural light and climate. this is north of the office said phil bronstein uprooted soon going to want to build for our house already know this is rather know something about will. rest with. you can you. show me this design is part of bauhaus imagining stone a research project and exhibition.