BAUHAUS: BUILDING THE NEW ARTIST
For the GRI’s online exhibition Bauhaus: Building the New Artist yU+co was brought on to create engaging interactive experiences for the three thematic chapters of the website. Much like the Bauhaus school’s objectives for all artistic disciplines to work in harmony, yU+co’s ability to incorporate multiple creative disciplines -- design, 3D, modeling, animation, web design, production, video, editing, etc. all came together on this one project.
The Kandinsky Form and Color Exercise invites users to pair shapes with colors in much the same way Bauhaus professor Vassily Kandinsky did. Dragging colors to shapes users instantly see how their choices compare with Kandinsky’s shape to color theory. For the Albers Paper Exercises, yU+co created a series of video tutorials showcasing Bauhaus master Josef Albers’ challenge to his students to think deeply about the art of construction by using a single sheet of paper to create a dimensional sculpture.
The third interactive exhibit --Schlemmer's "The Triadic Ballet" -- highlighted the interconnection of costume, choreography, color and music in Oskar Schlemmer’s iconic stage production. The Triadic Ballet interactive allows online visitors to create their own unique version of the ballet by combining 3D models with choreography, costumes, and music culminating in a unique real time animated dance that can be viewed as a complete 360º experience. More than just an online exhibition, Bauhaus: Building the New Artist offers users an opportunity to learn the leading ideas of Bauhaus thought through interactive features drawn directly from the lessons of its masters. These activities produce an understanding of the Bauhaus that goes beyond the traditional online exhibition and honors the principles of the Bauhaus as a complete educational tool.