34 t periodischer Raumabschluss //Michael Seidel; weitere Autoren: Judith Eiblmayr, Matthias Pfeifer, Martin Zigon, Übersetzung: Andrew Kilpatrick
Buchbeitrag in: Ungekünstelte Kunst - ein Dach für das Passionstheater Oberammergau
author(s): Michael Seidel; weitere Autoren: Judith Eiblmayr, Matthias Pfeifer, Martin Zigon, Übersetzung: Andrew Kilpatrick
Oberammergau in Oberbayern is renowned for its woodcarving, for its trompe-l'oeil painted façades, and for the Passion Play performed every ten years, which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists. In fulfilment of a vow, Christ's Passion has been enacted on an open-air stage ever since 1634; the auditorium has been roofed over since 1900. From the 2010 season on there has been a travelling canopy for the open-air stage: a lightweight shell reminiscent of the pavilion roofs of the Olympics stadium in Munich, and a fitting enhancement for the tradition of cultural innovation in the “most famous village in the world”.
The chapter "34t intermittent covering for stage" gives full details of the complex engineering structure of the design developed by Karlheinz Wagner. Michael Seidel presents the travelling canopy in word and by means of sketches, bringing out the aesthetics resulting from engineering expertise.
Other chapters in this richly illustrated work of reference cast light on the dimension of cultural history. The authors present the exciting story of the people of Oberammergau's craftsmanship in performing and building free from artifice, but full of passion.