As one of the largest nativity scenes in the world, the ensemble by the Munich sculptor Sebastian Osterrieder in the Mariendom in Linz has always been a magnet for visitors during the Advent season. In cooperation with the Ars Electronica Futurelab, the figures were digitalized after a careful restoration and now shine – real and virtual – in new splendour. But since visitors are unlikely to be able to visit the nativity scene on site this year, Home Delivery is not only bringing the presentation of this immersive project to the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space with stunning images, but also via livestream straight to your home. The viewers not only have the opportunity to closely view the digitalised nativity scene figures but also to learn interesting details about different theological and art historical aspects of the nativity scene from Ing. Mag. Petra Weiss (Federal Office for Monument Protection, Department for Upper Austria) and cathedral pastor Dr. Maximilian Strasser. Thus, the tranquility of this Advent not only makes its way to Linz, but also reaches everyone around the world who wants to conjure up a Christmas spirit virtually in their living rooms.
Deep Space LIVE: The virtual crib at the Linz Mariendom
Thu Dec 3, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).