After Tiepolo

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    Myriam Thyes

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    video / experimental video

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    building, space, heaven, architecture, animation

At the Wurzburg Residenz, M. Thyes recorded the famous 18th century ceiling fresco by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Painterly, gyratory video sequences are the basis for an animated video collage. Tiepolo's Catholic sky/heaven is slowly filled with planets, stars, and galaxies. Science and technology are developing, human production on earth increases: High-rises and power plants replace Tiepolo's merchants, artists, and craftspeople. The buildings reach to the sky and hide the view on it. Eventually, the smother of a cooling tower conceals the stars. The Christian and Europe-centric view of the world (earth and sky/heaven) is augmented, enriched, updated. But our modern knowledge of the infinite universe doesn't lead to a broader mind (looking at societies in general). We are too busy with our complicated lives in our environment full of goods, buildings, means of transport and of communication. Thanks to: Visarte Zurich, the Bavarian Palace Department at the Wurzburg Residenz,

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