»Bauhaus.Oase II« on University campus

Following the premier event at the Theaterplatz Weimar in February 2019 (»Bauhaus.Oase I«) for the Woche der Demokratie (»Democracy Week«), in April 2019 the Gropiuszimmer-Pavillon is erected on the campus of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

On the link to the »Republik der Geister, Republic of Spirits!« Bauhaus festival, the pavilion is ceremoniously inaugurated and used for the Bauhaus festival on 12 April 2019 as the »Meeting room of Franz and Walter« on the west side of the Main Building. The room replicates the spatial concept of the Gropiuszimmer (»Gropius room«), which is otherwise only accessible in the context of guided tours.

»We invite everyone to experience the Gropiuszimmer as a structural and notionally construed allegory of the open space concept of the young Bauhaus and the open perception of democracy, to linger there for a while, to reflect, to exchange ideas and pursue further thoughts«, says Julia Heinemann, research assistant to the professorship of Building Morphology in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, and initiator of the project.

Bauhaus festival programme on Friday, 12 April 2019

6pm to 12 midnight
Media Installation at the Pavillon »Conversation with the Masters«
The media installation attempts to convey the messages and the philosophy of the Bauhaus masters and, at the same time, to explore the possibilities of dialogue between human beings and machines. 

MediaArchitecture students: Ahmed Hafez, Carlos Garcia, Paola Calderon, Mohamad Khalil
Supervision: Dr. Sabine Zierold / Media Architecture 

Jazz and Audio Drama 
with artist duo wittmann/zeitblom featuring the award-winning audio drama »AUDIO.SPACE.MACHINE«

Tambourine Group

with students of Elementary Music Pedagogy/ Rhythmics: Wang, Xiangyi; Zhong, Luhong; Cegrani, Besjana; Chao, Yuhsin; Kartsiou, Angeliki; Qin, Chu chu; Song, Jingwen; Xu, Yiye; Ouyang, Wenzhuan 

10pm (Room 109 in the Main Building)
Audio drama featuring »AUDIO.SPACE.MACHINE«

The Gropiuszimmer-Pavillon space installation merges with the award-winning audio drama of the same name »AUDIO.SPACE.MACHINE«. Here, in a mechanical-digital sound universe, the authors wittmann/ zeitblom examine 100 years of the relationship between machine and human being, the idealistic-utopian spirit of the movement, its myths and manias. For this purpose they create a mechanical-digital sound universe, associative sound laboratories, and they combine texts by Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky and other Bauhaus artists of the 1920s with quotations, for example, by John Cage, Bazon Brock and the highly renowned scientist, Martin Rees.

Participants in the Gropiuszimmer-Pavillon
Prof. Bernd Rudolf, Chair of Building Morphology at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism
Seminar management by: Julia Heinemann, students of architecture: Hannah Ernst, Raphael Witte, Juan Pablo Fernandez, Gerrit Müller-Scheeßel, Julian Pracht

The pavilion is sponsored by: System 2040, Ingenieurbüro Heinemann, Stahlbau Müller GmbH, Fonds Bauhaus100 der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Feature about Gropiuszimmer-Pavillon on Deutschlandfunk Kultur: https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/weimars-woche-der-demokratie-ein-raum-fuer-die.2165.de.html?dram:article_id=440652