This year’s Viennale poster subject revolves entirely around the theme of LIGHT. Light makes details visible and tangible, reveals a figure and its form, but at the same time also suggests different interpretations that change the more attentively one views the image. Light penetrates and embraces organic matter, emphasizing its mutability. The source material for this poster subject originally comes from the world of science, of research – which once again shows the beauty that the encounter between technology and living forms can bring to light.
Light, form, research, technology, and life – these are also key concepts for the world of cinema. By bringing all its analytical power to the fore and making its mutability clear, this representation is symbolic of the revelatory potential that underlies the medium of film.