THINGS TO COME – moving picture about László, Lucia and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy
film installation by Angela Zumpe
script: Oliver Held, music: Ilja Coric, camera: Frank Marten Pfeiffer
In a loose sequence of scenes, “Things to come” covers various stations and events in the lives of the Bauhaus Master and designer László Moholy-Nagy and his partners Lucia Moholy und Sibyl Moholy-Nagy. It is the story of a visionary light designer doomed to failure by the cinematic tastes of the masses. Inspired by this artist’s works, projectors and light sources are used to display structures and images upon various surfaces in the exhibition space. Modern digital technology is able to realise these images in the style of the “cinema of the future” envisaged by Moholy-Nagy in the 1930s. Visitors will be able to wander through the scenes, which are staged and arranged within the space as projections of light, image and sound.
Hungarian-born László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) was a painter, photographer, typographer and stage designer. Between 1923 and 1928 he taught at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau. His oeuvre blazed a trail for future media artists, particularly in the fields of fine-art photography, art film, and film advertisment.