Figure in Space with Plane Geometry and Spatial Delineations
Sketch by Oskar Schlemmer
Schlemmer directed the Bauhaus stage activities from 1923-1929. To Schlemmer, there were three elements of the theater: man in space; light in motion; and architecture. Schlemmer's preception of modern life as a product of mechanization explains his insistence upon reducing form and motion to the smallest number of shapes and movements: "Man . . stands in the cultural, abstract space of the stage. Man and space. Each has different laws of order. Who shall prevail?"