Lazlo Moholy Nagy: Partitura per una eccentrica mecanica 1925

Lazlo Moholy Nagy: Partitura per una eccentrica mecanica 1925

While teaching at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, along with Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, Moholy Nagy developed his ideas for a Theatre of Totality – the Mechanised Eccentric is an attempt to provide a kind of automatic multimedia theatre – dispensing with conventional scripts, with actors, and reducing the performance to basic elements colour, light, sound, shape. The Patritura is a score for this abstract ‘performance’ or stage installation. As such it qualifies Moholy Nagy as one of the prototypical electronic media artists…his Light-Space Modulator of 1932 is another attempt to express and embody this idea of the Theatre of Totality. It also places him as a pioneer of the algorithmic arts – the Partitura is a graphic script – a program.

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