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ICH WERDE DASEIN ALS DER ICH DASEIN WERDE
in occasion of the distrikt week of Moosach,
St. Mauritius, Munich ⁄ Moosach

 

 

 

St Mauritius and the adjoining parish center were designed and built in the second half of the 60s of the 20th century by the architect Herbert Groethuysen (Groethuysen, Schreiber and Sachsse architects). With concise, constructive–geometric shapes and few, according to their nature used materials such as wood, glass and concrete the architecture translates the requirements of the liturgy constitution of the Second Vatican Council into a clear and simple concept. St Mauritus is a valuable historical document and characterized by the spirit of a new beginning in that time.


 


 

The lighting concept uses the towering concrete walls that enclose the altar area to project a text animation with four projectors on them. The text material is a phrase from the Bible in the translation of Buber–Rosenzweig, Exodus–text, verse 14: ICH WERDE DASEIN, ALS DER ICH DASEIN WERDE.


 

 

The about 16 min long, looping animation adapts the style of the church using varying text layers. All four projections are identical and add up to an entire kaleidoscopic symmetry which reflects the architectural concept.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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