Jenny Brockmann (D)
Collective Dialogue Gertrud Grunow
Sounds, colours and movement form the basis of Gertrud Grunow’s «Harmonisation Theory» which she taught at the Bauhaus from 1920 to 1924. Her aim was to use all of one’s senses equally and harmoniously. The class was quite popular among students and instructors alike, making Gertrud Grunow the first and only female Bauhaus master to significantly shape the Bauhaus curriculum and influence the working artists there. Later, she found herself in midst of the political controversy which ultimately led to the closure of the Bauhaus in Weimar. In this production by the visual artist Jenny Brockmann, Gertrud Grunow’s teaching methods serve as the starting point for a multipart work which begins with a series of interviews in 2018 and will conclude with an exhibition at the Kunstfest 2019.
Brockmann applies cross-media methods and unusual materials in her pieces which include installations, sculptures, drawings, film and photography. She studied Architecture, Philosophy and Art and was a master student under Rebecca Horn.
Colour Sound Movement
Based on the temporal, spiritual and spatial dimensions of the human body, as well as Grunow’s female contemporaries, this event asks: What experiences and resulting notions of colour, sound and movement could have inspired the works of these historical artists of the avant-garde?
Further events in this talk series
Sun, 19.8. / 11:00 Uhr, «Instruction for action», Bauhaus-Universität, Oberlichtsaal
Sun, 26.8. / 11:00 Uhr, «Social dimension of design»«, Palais Dürckheim
Paulina Olszewska, Miet Warlop, Lea W. Frey und Katja Erfurth
Founded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes im Fonds »Bauhaus heute« im Rahmen von »Hitze Kälte Apparate. Bauhaus – Versuche am Gleichgewicht«