Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Klaus Biesenbach, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Aino Laberenz, Susanne Pfeffer. Contributions by Klaus Biesenbach, Chris Dercon, Anna-Catherina Gebbers, Jörg van der Horst, Elfriede Jelinek, Laurence Kardish, Alexander Kluge, Aino Laberenz, Susanne Pfeffer, Christoph Schlingensief, Franziska Schößler, Tilda Swinton.
Christoph Schlingensief (1960-2010) was a German film and theatre director, actor, artist and author. Starting as an independent underground filmmaker, Schlingensief later began staging productions for theatres and festivals, which often were accompanied by public controversies. Edited by his friends and associates Klaus Biesenbach, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Aino Laberenz and Susanne Pfeffer, Christoph Schlingensief is an overview of the artist's works that includes over 500 pages of photographs from Schlingensief's films, plays and projects. In the preface the publication, the editors write: "Just how far ahead of his time Christoph Schlingensief was with regard to artistic, political and social themes and subjects is evident only in retrospect ... He still challenges and overwhelms viewers with his overflowing images, his deliberate confusion of fact and imagination, and the sociopolitical volatility of the issues he tackles."
The provocative German actor/director/artist Christoph Schlingensief was deep into planning Germany’s 2011 Venice Biennale pavilion when he died in August, 2010, at age 49. Rather than attempt to complete Schlingensief’s project, curator Susanne Gaensheimer and a circle of Schlingensief’s closest collaborators turned the pavilion into a tribute to this multifaceted artist. This extensively illustrated catalog focuses on existing theatrical productions and films by Schlingensief, offering insights into central aspects of his work, focusing particularly on the artist’s engagement with his own illness and biography, the wide field of cinema and film, and his initiative to found an “opera village” in the African nation of Burkina Faso. Includes commentary and tributes from over 30 internationally renowned curators, artists, critics and performers, including Voxi Bärenklau, Thomas Demand, Boris Groys, Carl Hegemann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, René Pollesch and more.
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