Photograms

László Moholy-Nagy played a key role at the Bauhaus movement as a teacher, graphic artist, and impassioned advocate of avant-garde photography. To be sure, he explored the optical and expressive properties of light in a series of images he named “Photograms”. The images were made without a camera by placing ordinary objects, including his hand and a paintbrush, on a sheet of photosensitive paper and exposing it to light.

Phono-Bau is a reference to – and a paraphrase of – the “Photograms”: while this technique left ghostly traces in Moholy-Nagy’s pictures, the Phono-Bau idea is to construct a music composition out of the pieces of modernism.

On the other hand one of the initial ideas of this project is to “use” the Photogram concept as a technique for structuring audio layers or as one of the Phono-Bau “performance rules”. To be discussed and analyzed further…

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