Kurt Schmidt, The Man at the Control Panel, um 1924 / Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, Foto: Markus Hawlik / © Kunstsammlungen Gera

Kurt Schmidt, The Man at the Control Panel, um 1924 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, Foto: Markus Hawlik © Kunstsammlungen Gera

Kurt Schmidt, The Man at the Control Panel, um 1924

The students’ work for the Bauhaus theatre showed many influences from Oskar Schlemmer’s theatrical world, but they also set their own distinctive notes. The group around Kurt Schmidt, for example – his stage design The Man at the Switchboard dates from 1924 – was concerned with mechanization and automation as expressions of the technological age.