Baroque Statues

Baroque Statues

Synopsis

"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 bodies 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 ecstasy of multiple exposures and psychedelic colors." – Maya McKechneay

Technical Specs

Director: Maria Lassnig
Year: 1974
Country: Austria
Duration: 15 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: E