By Christoph Schlingensief, Voxi Barenklau, Thomas Demand, Boris Groys, Carl Hegemann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rene Pollesch

The provocative German actor/director/artist Christoph Schlingensief was once deep into making plans Germany's 2011 Venice Biennale pavilion while he died in August, 2010, at age forty nine. instead of try to whole Schlingensief's undertaking, curator Susanne Gaensheimer and a circle of Schlingensief's closest collaborators grew to become the pavilion right into a tribute to this multifaceted artist. This widely illustrated catalog specializes in current theatrical productions and movies through Schlingensief, providing insights into valuable elements of his paintings, focusing relatively at the artist's engagement together with his personal ailment and biography, the huge box of cinema and picture, and his initiative to discovered an ''opera village'' within the African kingdom of Burkina Faso. comprises observation and tributes from over 30 the world over well known curators, artists, critics and performers, together with Voxi Baenklau, Thomas call for, Boris Groys, Carl Hegemann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rene Pollesch and extra.

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I visited Francis Kéré’s school in Gando, and what I saw there was a miracle! Working with the locals, Francis Kéré had built a school that possessed so much beauty, such infinite power, an amount I had never seen anywhere in the world. The teachers at the school, the children who studied writing, math, and so on, the family surrounding Francis were of such incredible beauty and purity, of such infinite love and softness that I, in a very shaky state at the time, and my wife Aino felt very safe and sheltered among them.

THE ALIEN WITHIN Performance at Ruhrtriennale, September 2008 61 A CHURCH OF FEAR VS. , color FILM PROGRAM 65 FILM PROGRAM 67 FILM PROGRAM Menu Total 69 FILM PROGRAM Menu Total 71 FILM PROGRAM 73 FILM PROGRAM Egomania—Island without Hope 75 FILM PROGRAM Egomania—Island without Hope 77 FILM PROGRAM 79 FILM PROGRAM 100 Jahre Adolf Hitler / 100 Years of Adolf Hitler 81 FILM PROGRAM 83 They came as friends and turned into sausage FILM PROGRAM Das deutsche Kettensägenmassaker / The German Chainsaw Massacre 85 FILM PROGRAM Das deutsche Kettensägenmassaker / The German Chainsaw Massacre 87 FILM PROGRAM 89 FILM PROGRAM Terror 2000 91 FILM PROGRAM Terror 2000 93 FILM PROGRAM 95 FILM PROGRAM United Trash 97 FILM PROGRAM United Trash 99 REMDOOGO PLANNING AND BUILDING OF THE OPERA VILLAGE NEAR OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO Documentation 2008–11 REMDOOGO 101 Christoph Schlingensief’s address at the groundbreaking ceremony for the opera village on February 8, 2010 Dear ladies and gentlemen: When I came to Burkina Faso a year ago, I had already gone on several trips to various countries in Africa.

We were both surprised at how much we had to say to each other. And then there was an encounter with His Excellency Xavier Niodogo, the Burkinabè ambassador to Germany, at a stage play I had directed. We met after the show, and from then on we knew we wanted to—I would even say, had to—do something together! Xavier Niodogo passed our wish on, and when—after trips through Cameroon and Mozambique, countries I also found interesting, especially since my friend Henning Mankell has been leading his Teatro Avenida in Mozambique for more than twenty-five years —I finally arrived in Burkina Faso, something happened that I cannot describe in words.

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