by Thomas STEINER
2013 / HD / color / sound / 1S / 6' 40

Theresia is a painted animation picture, that transformes a series of fotographies taken in a church into abstract painting. The oval room and the cameramovement within becomes a pictorial space producing various possibilities of perception
The colorless opening sequence is a montage of animated photographs showing the oval interior of the eponymous St. Theresia church in Linz, the work of architect Rudolf Schwarz. Steiner made a photographic series of this striking place of worship, which was built in the early 1960s, then worked on the images with a computer.... Although Steiner abstracts his photographs completely, the particular atmosphere of this remarkable church is tangible in the video. With a high degree of sensitivity he translated the sublime nature of this religious building into fluid and sonorous painting, into an invitation to contemplate. (Norbert Pfaffenbichler)


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 29,00 €