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Moholy-Nagy worked with architect Stefan Sebok and technician Otto Ball to realize his vision for Light Prop for an Electric Stage, also known as the Light Space Modulator, the sculpture featured in this film. United the artist’s enthusiasm for the look of machines and for material innovation, it is one of the most famous early examples of kinetic art. It went on to be presented as a freestanding, immobile sculpture and as a device in his experimental theatre and in this short experimental film in which it is shot from different vantage points. The film captures the reflections and shadows created by the spinning sculpture, at times giving the impression of a functioning machine, a factory, or even an urban landscape. No dialogue with musical soundtrack.

László Moholy-Nagy---Germany---1930---6 mins.