Deep Space LIVE: The Sebastian Altar by Albrecht Altdorfer

Ars Electronica Center
THU 26. 9.2019 / 7 P.M. – 8 P.M.

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(Linz, 23.9.2019) The Sebastian Altar by Albrecht Altdorfer is the showpiece of the St. Florian Monastery’s gallery and is one of the most precious art treasures of the late Middle Ages. Thursday, 26.9.2019, visitors to Deep Space LIVE will be able to enjoy a gigapixel image of the important altar, photographed by Linz photographer Florian Voggeneder. The high resolution of the image reveals even the tiniest detail, disclosing details that would remain hidden to the eye under normal viewing conditions. Harald Ehrl, custodian of St. Florian, theologian Dr. Michael Zugmann from the Catholic-Theological Private University Linz and the art historian Dr. Lothar Schultes from the Upper Austrian Provincial Museum will lead the evening. Beginning is at 7 P.M.

The future meets the past
Georadar and geomagnetics, thermal imaging cameras and laser scanners, diving robots, camera drones and satellites – new technologies have left no stone unturned in archaeology and art history. This applies to research practice as well as to the presentation of the results. Today, laser scans, gigapixel images and virtual reconstructions offer a broad public the opportunity to immerse themselves in long-forgotten epochs. This is especially true for the Deep Space 8K.

Deep Space LIVE
The Ars Electronica Center hosts a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 7 PM. Each presentation features ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and is accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, or musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the nano-world or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.

Sebastiansaltar – Albrecht Altdorfer / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion