- Title: Hundreds of chest x-rays grace windows of German church
- Date: 20th October 2019
- Summary: VARIOUS OF MAN LOOKING AT NEW WINDOWS FROM OUTSIDE OF CHURCH (SOUNDBITE) (German) CHURCHGOER, SILKE SCHEELE, SAYING: (REFERRING TO THE WINDOWS AS A PIECE OF ART AND A SYMBOL OF THE PROXIMITY BETWEEN ILLNESS AND HEALTH) "In that regard, I think it is good. I find it a quite good association. I like it, even though I haven't gone close to see it yet." (SOUNDBITE) (German) CHURCHGOER, BRIGITTE SICHE-SCHOENSCHEIDT, SAYING: "I think it is good. It is a bit different to the things we usually see, but it takes the focus to somewhere different. Especially at service, you can relate to these pictures." (SOUNDBITE) (German) CHURCHGOER, RENATE PISCHOW, SAYING: "My spontaneous reaction is to think about a hospital, or doctors. And yes, illness and health are part of it, but what does that have to do with the church?" (SOUNDBITE) (German) CHURCHGOER, CORDULA WALDHOF, SAYING: "I find illness belongs to life and I think the church should be part of this life. If you are ill, you are affected and you look for help. You don't need to be fit all the time, when you are ill you need help." EXTERIOR OF CHURCH
- Embargoed: 3rd November 2019 09:12
- Keywords: Germany church lung x-ray windows symbol of life
- Location: MUNICH, GERMANY
- City: MUNICH, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA003B1WIDEH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Churchgoers attending service at the Heilig Kreuz Kirche in Munich on Sunday (October 20) were the first to see the temple's new windows, designed with hundreds of thorax x-ray pictures.
Printed in blue on light-blue glass, the little community welcomed their acquisition with a celebratory mass.
Some of the x-rays, covering all the windows in the apse and and the choir, belong to parishioners themselves and are meant to be a symbol of life, according to artist Christoph Brech.
Opinions among churchgoers were diverse.
The artist studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Much of his work is related to the themes of time, and physical and spiritual transitions.
(Production: Marko Cubrilo, Elena Gyldenkerne)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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