CIT Crawford College of Art & Design at Bauhaus 100 Centenary Celebrations 2019

23 September, 2019

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Bauhaus 100 Centenary Celebrations 2019

Fine Art lecturers Collette Nolan, Roseanne Lynch and Pádraig Spillane and six CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Fine Art students (Mathew McCarthy, Fionn van der Noll, Chris-Sophie van der Vlught, Katie Burke, John Walsh and Sarah Kelly) have been selected and invited to participate in the prestigious Stage TOTAL Festival at the Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau, Germany on September 10 – 15th 2019. The Bauhaus 100 celebrates its centenary year with one the highlights of the year - the opening of the new Bauhaus Museum and the Festival Stage TOTAL.

CCAD students and staff funded by CIT T&L Erasmus + Delta Award and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, travel to the Bauhaus on the 10th September to perform their exciting new collaborative work ‘Myth in Motion’ at the Stage TOTAL Festival.

CIT Crawford are the only Irish art college to be invited by Torsten Blume (Research Associate at Bauhaus Dessau Foundation) to participate in the event. Invited international universities are:

P a r t n e r u n i v e r s i t i e s Bauhausuniversität Weimar, Bauformenlehre Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London China Academy of Art, Hangzhou China Design Museum, Hangzhou Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork Institute of Technology Codart Rotterdam DIE ETAGE – Schule für darstellende und Bildende Künste e.V. DOCH School of Dance and Circus, Stockholm University of the Arts Hedwig Dancers Hochschule Anhalt Hochschule Hannover Hochschule für Gestaltung und Buchkunst Leipzig Hochschule für Schauspielkunst „Ernst Busch“ Humboldt-Universität Berlin Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology Kuwasawa Design School Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden Technische Universität Dresden weißensee kunsthochschule Berlin

This is an amazing unique opportunity for our students to perform in an international event on the historic Bauhaus stage with a worldwide audience.

CIT Crawford students have been preparing for the event through workshops and mentoring from professional artists, performers (Amanda Coogan, Inma Pavon, Mick O Shea) and researchers, lecturers (Torsten Blume, Collette Nolan, Pádraig Spillane) for the last year.

CIT Crawford performance ‘Myth in Motion’ employs Celtic symbolism and repetitive actions exploring the complex lure of technologies. 1st and 2nd year students developed a performance incorporating rotational symmetries and interlocking motions informed by Irish mythology, Samuel Beckett’s play Quad, and Bauhaus movement. The triangulation of the triskel symbol is used for synchronised communication between hybrid figures of animal, human and cyborg. This communication is further explored through sound with mechanical field recordings, voice and experimental soundscapes.

The Festival: The Bauhäusler claimed to think theatre “in total” to translate the speed and complexity of modern life in new innovative stage events. The boundaries between audience and actors should be dissolved, and new design media incorporated, e.g. light, film and mechanical appliances. One hundred years after the foundation of the Bauhaus, the Festival Stage Total invites audiences and participants to Dessau for 100 hours to be immersed in the experimental arrangement of the Bauhaus Stage. International performers, choreographs and artists, but also architects and designers, will propose new suggestions through installations and stagings and in performances and workshops. The visitors decide themselves which role, which distance, which depth of experience they want to obtain: By their autonomous movements through time and space, they directly define their own course of the festival. In addition to the Open Stage in the foyer of the Bauhaus Museum, showing performances throughout the complete 100 hours, each of the festival venues emphasizes its specific features. In the Bauhaus Building, in the Masters‘ Houses and in the Anhaltisches Theater, the visitors will experience a festival of motion, space and experiments with pinnacle formats, great performances and many amusements. Without stop, the motion space of artists and audience is continuously expanding during the 100 hours. In Nacht@Bauhaus, local surprise guests will perform between the days of the festival, accompanying the overnight guests in the sleep lab in the Bauhaus while falling asleep – or keeping them awake – by music, readings, performances as well as light and audio installations.

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design. ‘Myth in Motion’ collaborative student performance.

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Some images of prep & performance.



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