Published by Spector Books. Edited with text by Aino Laberenz. Text by Francis Kéré, Christoph Schlingensief, Elfriede Jelinek, et al.
Operndorf Afrika was founded in Burkina Faso by the German artist and theater director Christoph Schlingensief (1960–2010) in 2010; ten years later, it has become a vibrant organization. This volume provides a history of the project.
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."