Discover the grotesque and provocative films by famous German theater rioter Christoph Schlingensief during a unique screening marathon on May 23, 2010, 6 PM, Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussel
Christoph Schlingensief was born in 1960 in Oberhausen. With films including Das deutsche Kettensägenmassaker and Terror 2000, art installations, exhibitions and actionist projects such as the container action Bitte liebt Österreich!, as well as the creation of the political party CHANCE 2000, he has been unwavering in his involvement in cultural and political discourse over the past two decades. The themes that interest him always centre on the issues of God, redemption and the meaning of all art. He has staged highly respected theatre and opera productions such as Kunst und Gemüse, A. Hipler at the Volksbühne in Berlin and the ATTA-Trilogie at the Volksbühne, Vienna’s Burgtheater and the Schauspielhaus in Zurich. Highpoints between 2004 and 2007 include Wagner’s Parsifal in Bayreuth and The Flying Dutchman in Manaus’ legendary opera house in 2007. The 2008 Ruhrtriennale festival saw the premiere of his fluxus oratorio Church of Fear. He has frequently been invited to participate in the Theatertreffen in Berlin and has won several awards, most recently the 2010 Helmut Käutner Award. The foundation stone for Schlingensief’s total art project REMDOOGO, the world’s first opera village in Burkina Faso.
Die 120 Tage von Bottrop (1997, 60 min)
Absurd homage to and parody of the eccentricities and insanities of the Fassbinder era.
Freakstars 3000 (2003, 75 min)
Christoph Schlingensief incorporates fiasco and brilliance into a one-of-a-kind fame academy for social deplaced.
Terror 2000 (1992)
Neo-nazis go on rampage in a small town while two bumbling detectives search for a kidnapped social worker.
Das deutsche Kettensägen-Massaker (1990, 60 min)
The German Chainsaw Massacre: 16 million East Germans on their way to the golden West. 4% never got there: were they processed into sausages?
Menu Total (1986, 81 min)
Meat your Parents
United Trash (keine UT aber englische Sprachfassung) (1995/6)
A grotesquely erotic and blasphemous comedy about a Messiah in Africa
100 Jahre Adolf Hitler (1989, 55 min)
The last Hour in the Führerbunker was shot in only one night and shows the chaotic Nazi clique romping noisily through the cellar, revelling in intrigues and violence.
Christoph Schlingensief und seine Filme – Interview und frühe Kurzfilme (1968-2004, 157 min)
Famous theater rioter and performer Christoph Schlingensief has his roots in film. This portrait shows many of his early films for the first time.
May 23, 2010 from 6pm until…
In German with English subtitles
Project supported by: Kunstenfestivaldesarts
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