EGA (May 2016)

Kinetic reconstructive system. The virtual reconstruction of Lázsló Moholy-Nagy and Stefan Sebök's utopian project

  • Juan Ignacio Prieto López

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 21, no. 27
pp. 114 – 121


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Within the multi-faceted work ofLázsló Moholy-Nagy the paperfocuses on the activity he carried out after his arrival in Berlin in 1922, where he came in contact with Expressionism, Dadaism and Constructivism before joining Bauhaus as a teacher. More specifically, the focus is a series of theoretical manifestos and pictorial works carried out between 1922 and 1928, grouped together under the name of Kinetic-Constructive System, in which he relied on the collaboration of his compatriots Alfréd Kemény and Stefan Sebök. In these works a utopian architecture is described, destined to activate the senses of people in its interaction with this dynamic mechanism. The virtual reconstruction of this device allows for the analysis of its spatial and sensory implications, as well as the study of its relationship with other contemporary projects that served as a reference for this project or those which it inspired.