Title:Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack. Farbenlichtspiele / Spettacoli di luce colorata / Colored light playsCurator:Andreas HapkemeyerArt Direction exhibition design: Claudia PolizziVisual Communication and design: Claudia PolizziProduction: Matthias Pötz and Ada Keller Font:Werk, Trultytype
Foto:Lineematiche – L. Guadagnini / T. Sorvillo
Exhibition views, Museion Bozen/Bolzano, 12.04. – 03.11.2019© Museion Bozen/Bolzano.
Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack: Colored light playsTo celebrate the centenary of Bauhaus (1919–2019), Museion made a show of a Bauhaus artist Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack (1893–1965). He developed a Light-playing apparatus in 1923/24, one of the earliest works of art with moving electric light. Light plays bridge the fields of painting, film, theater and light sculpture. For the first time, they set in motion forms and colors that are static in painting, using projections of colored light. Most of Hirschfeld-Macks light plays were accompanied by music.
The concept of the exhibition project starts from the complex scores that were intended to direct the movements of the lights and shapes that created the forms. The room chosen to house the documentation is the space that Museion usually uses to exhibit its archive of artist's books. The shelving of the bookcase was therefore a constraint. However, by studying the artist's archive and the specific scores, it was easy to create an analogy between the rhythm of the shelves and the panels chosen and designed to accommodate the textual and visual content.