Light Play: Film and the Bauhaus
Location: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh (Map it)
The Goldsholls studied at the IIT School of Design (the "New Bauhaus") in the 1940s under renowned artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy, who brought the methods and principles of the Bauhaus movement to the US. Known for architecture and design, the Bauhaus also explored the kinetic possibilities of projected light and film, a legacy that deeply influenced New Bauhaus students in Chicago. Harvard professor Laura Frahm will present her ongoing research on film at the Bauhaus, followed by a screening of key films by Hans Richter and others.
About the series
Designers in Film: The Cinematic World of the Goldsholls
This film series complements and extends the Block's exhibition Up Is Down: Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio with five programs of films produced by the Chicago-based Goldsholls, their collaborators, influences, and contemporaries. Presenting a wide spectrum of classic and rarely-seen experimental cinema, animation, and commissioned films, Designers in Film explores the playful and innovative atmosphere of 20th-century moving image-making in which Mort and Millie Goldsholl took a central place.