Architecture of Infinity
A Film by Christoph Schaub
A sensual and sensing journey through sacred spaces beyond our built world
1st edition, 2019
DVD in hardcover with booklet
Film in original language with subtitles in German, English and French, playing time approx 85 min, color
Booklet with texts in German and English, 32 pages, 23 color illustrations
14.5 x 19.5 cm
Temporality and age are inherent in every object and creature and, depending on one’s outlook, may transcend to infinity. How can this be imagined? What goes beyond it? Swiss filmmaker Christoph Schaub sets out for a personal journey through time and space. He starts in his childhood, when his fascination with sacred buildings began, and also his wondering about beginnings and ends. In dialogue with architects Peter Zumthor, Peter Märkli, and Alvaro Siza, artists James Turell and Cristina Iglesias, and musician Jojo Mayer, Schaub explores the magic of sacred spaces, a term that for him represents much more than just churches.
Architecture of Infinity traces spirituality in architecture and fine arts as well as in nature, and even over and above the limits of thought. The lightly floating camera immerses the viewer in somnambulistic images, taking him on a sensual and sensing journey through vast spaces, guiding his eye towards the star-spangled sky’s infinity and the depths of the ocean. Past and present, primeval times and light years, it is all there.
Christoph Schaub, born 1958 in Zurich, is one of Switzerland’s most distinguished film directors. Besides of documentaries on various subjects he has also realized many dramas and comedies.