bauhaus_worksheet #8, photo: Rubén González Escudero

bauhaus_worksheet #8, photo: Rubén González Escudero

Photographic instructions for "Slow Vision" according to Moholy-Nagy

bauhaus_worksheet #9: Slow vision

bauhaus_worksheet #8: Slow Vision

The artist and designer László Moholy-Nagy was a Bauhaus master from 1923 to 1928. In his 1947 book “Vision in Motion”, he described eight varieties of photographic vision: 1. abstract, 2. exact, 3. rapid, 4. slow, 5. intensified, 6. penetrating, 7. simultaneous and 8. distorted.
With this bauhaus_worksheet, you can use light to paint the darkness and practice slow vision.

Download the bauhaus_worksheet #8 (PDF)

You'll need:

A camera, dark room, flashlight, coloured cardboard, white paper, scissors and a photo assistant.


Cut out a geometric form in the piece of paper and enter a dark room. Ask your photo assistant to hold the white paper above the coloured cardboard and shine the flashlight through the hole in the paper. A bright, geometric shape will now appear on the cardboard. Take photos of the projection while your photo assistant moves the flashlight back and forth over the cut-out in the paper. What effects can you observe in your photos?

Concept: Rubén González Escudero