During a project in celebration of 100 years of Bauhaus, I came across Gret Palucca, a revolutionary of German expressionist dance. Palucca had close relationships in Dessau – she was a muse for Bauhaus students as well as teachers.
Palucca‘s story and mindset amazed me. I was fascinated by the contrary opinions about her which I was able to collect during my research. I decided to show dynamics and motion at one of Palucca‘s former working places – Dessau and the Bauhaus – by letting a camera dance and creating a book with the resulting images.
The book includes three layers: Photographs showing Palucca‘s view in a state of movement, a text layer presenting critics‘ and admirers‘ views about her, and a neutral information layer to give biographic facts. Japanese bookbinding allows me to work with photo sequences running over the pages, incorporating the theme of dance.