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Christoph Schlingensief

Art without Borders

With a Foreword by Alexander Kluge

The work of acclaimed German artist Christoph Schlingensief spans three decades and a diverse range of fields, including, film, television, activism, opera, and theatre. Christoph Schlingensief: Art Without Borders is the first book to be published in English on Schlingensief’s groundbreaking, politically engaged body of work. Leading scholars in the field offer a critical assessment of Schlingensief’s hybrid practice, and an interview with Schlingensief himself provides the reader with insight into past and present projects. The book will be an essential resource for artists, curators, students, and academics in the fields of theater and performance studies, film studies, cultural studies, German studies, political activism, and art history.


176 pages | 30 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2010

Film Studies


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Titles

Foreword
Alexander Kluge

Background, Inspiration, Contexts
Tara Forrest and Anna Teresa Scheer

1. The Tunguska Manifesto: Schlingensief’s Critique of Film and the Restitution of Experience
Richard Langston

2. An Obscene Reckoning: History and Memory in Schlingensief’s Deutschlandtrilogie
Kristin T. Vander Lugt

3. Theatre of Self-Questioning: Rocky Dutschke, ’68, or the Children of the Revolution
Sandra Umathum

4. Passion Impossible or Man with a Mission: A Goffmanesque Intervention
Anna Teresa Scheer

5. Putting the Public Sphere to the Test: On Publics and Counter-Publics in Chance 2000
Solveig Gade

6. ‘Right now Austria Looks ridiculous’: Please Love Austria!—Reforging the Interaction between Art and Politics
Denise Varney

7. Productive Discord: Schlingensief, Adorno, and Freakstars 3000
Tara Forrest

8. The Fusion and Confusion of Art and Terror(ism): ATTA ATTA
Brechtje Beuker


9. Media Play: Intermedial Satire and Parodic Exploration in Elfriede Jelinek and Christoph Schlingensief’s Bambiland
Morgan Koerner


10. Schlingensief’s Animatograph: Time Here Becomes Space
Roman Berka

11. Citizen of the Other Place: A Trilogy of Fear and Hope
Florian Malzacher

12. Blurring Boundaries/Changing Perspectives: An Interview with Christoph Schlingensief
Florian Malzacher

Selected Reading List
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