“Circus, Circus” Brings Architectural Interventions to Bauhaus in Dessau

Bauhaus Festival 2016. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

This this past weekend, the Bauhaus in Dessau held an event called the Bauhaus Festival. The event, titled “Circus, Circus – from Black to White,” aimed to present fun and excitement to the fair with a — dare I’d say — non-colorful twist. The wild colors and light are normally associated with circuses took a turn for the monochromatic look of the Game Boy Pocket, as the Bauhaus in Dessau stated was a “kinetic explorations of bodies, objects, media, space and sound.”

Bauhaus Festival 2016. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

The fair event gave nods to the legacy of Bauhaus legend László Moholy-Nagy, whose experimental work in film and media blended greatly with the circus’ performances. The event featured a number of performances by artists, as well as the“Cybernetic Circus” from Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and the Initiative Neuer Zirkus turned the Bauhaus campus grounds into an attraction of performance modules inspired by Maholy-Nagy.

Bauhaus Festival 2016. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Other installations that were featured included creations from students at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle called “Neo Luna Park.” Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu traveled to the event to capture images of the festivities, as well as showcasing the interaction between the installations and with Walter Gropius’ famous building.

Bauhaus Festival 2016. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Bauhaus Festival 2016. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Bauhaus Festival 2016. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
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