Baroque Statues

In an associative montage statues of saints in rigid and rapt poses are cross cut with those of real actors until the two can no longer be told apart. Gradually the real bodiies break away from the constraints of their wooden models through increasingly improvised dance. A successful act of liberation from (Catholic) convention, which the material celebrates in an acstasy of multiple exposures and psychedelic colors.

(Maya McKechneay)

Orig. Title
Baroque Statues
Year
1970 - 1974
Countries
Austria, USA
Duration
15 min
Director
Maria Lassnig
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Maria Lassnig
Available Formats
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Sound Format
stereo
Color Format
colour
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Festivals (Selection)
2006
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films