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Biennial Film Screening: Two Stones


Film screening and artist talk with Biennial contributor Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Adrienne Brown, Associate Professor, University of Chicago, about van Oldenborgh's film Two Stones.

Two Stones explores the trajectories and ideals of the Bauhaus-trained, German architect Lotte Stam-Beese and the Caribbean activist and writer Hermina Huiswoud through dialogues and appearances by contemporary protagonists. Both Stam-Beese and Huiswoud spent time working in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and both ended up being active in the Netherlands after WWII.

Two Stones was filmed in the 1930s constructivist district of KhTZ in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the first large housing project on which Lotte Stam-Beese worked, and in Stam-Beese’s celebrated 1950s Pendrecht, designed during her period as Rotterdam’s main architect / urban planner.

Part of our two day Biennial Talk Series and Film Screening celebrating the Bauhaus' centennial.

Image courtesy of Wendelien van Oldenborgh. "<em>Two Stones</em>, 2019. Still, single screen with two soundtracks, 28 min each, commissioned by bauhaus imaginista.