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Architecture of Infinity

  • Sunday, March 29, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

courtesy Christopher Schaub

Swiss filmmaker Christoph Schaub’s unusual, poetic, and visually stunning survey of contemporary sacred spaces and church buildings considers the work of architects Peter Zumthor, Peter Märkli, and Álvaro Siza Vieira; artists James Turrell and Cristina Iglesias; and percussion virtuoso Jojo Mayer. Making a case for a spiritual life in architecture (and other arts), the film also relates the spaces on view to the natural world. The faintly floating cinematography suggests an otherworldliness, and Schaub turns his film into a personal journey through his earlier life, when his fascination with architecture began. (Christoph Schaub, 2018, 86 minutes)