Download e-book for iPad: Christoph Schlingensief: Art without Borders by Tara Forrest, Anna Teresa Scheer

By Tara Forrest, Anna Teresa Scheer

ISBN-10: 1841503193

ISBN-13: 9781841503196

The paintings of acclaimed German artist Christoph Schlingensief spans 3 many years and a various diversity of fields, together with, movie, tv, activism, opera, and theatre. Christoph Schlingensief: paintings with no Borders is the 1st ebook to be released in English on Schlingensief’s groundbreaking, politically engaged physique of labor. top students within the box supply a severe evaluation of Schlingensief’s hybrid perform, and an interview with Schlingensief himself offers the reader with perception into earlier and current initiatives. The ebook could be a vital source for artists, curators, scholars, and teachers within the fields of theater and function reports, movie stories, cultural reviews, German experiences, political activism, and artwork history.

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A thorough analysis of the film must therefore acknowledge how Tunguska struggles to tell a (fragmentary) story (reliant on multiple genre conventions like the fairy tale, the horror film, and the morality play) and reflects simultaneously on the medium of film (much like the structural film experiments from the previous decade). Magdalena Jung, reality, experience As the preceding summary makes clear, Tunguska is an allegorical film about film. It devotes its attention to both the medium of film as well as the institutions of experimental film-making, which, according to Glas’s back-story scrolled at the outset of the film, claims to explore ‘new aspects of […] filmic language’.

While Schlingensief ’s illness is very much the driving force—and central focus—of these productions, Malzacher notes that a ‘fascination with illness and death’ also features prominently in Schlingensief ’s early films, and in more recent theatre productions such as Art and Vegetables, A. Hipler (2004) which focused, in part, on an exploration of the debilitating effects produced by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Schlingensief ’s battle with cancer is also explored in detail in Chapter 12, which consists of an interview conducted by Malzacher, in which Schlingensief discusses, among other topics: the conditions which led to the development of his ‘cancer trilogy’; his relationship to his parents and the broader ‘family’ with which he works; his early influences as a young film-maker; the relationship between art and politics; his initial impressions of working in theatre; and his recent fascination, and preference for working, with opera.

Tunguska—we spectators are told in the scrolled back-story that opens the film—refers not to that mysterious cataclysmic explosion that flattened over two thousand square miles of Siberia in June 1908. No, Tunguska marks the title of a mysterious film that debuted in 1967 and was scrapped shortly thereafter. Its creators, a trio of mad avant-garde researchers, soon discovered in the film’s wake, ‘new aspects of zeitgeist and filmic language’. What we spectators are not told is the fact that the researchers’ subsequent sixteen years were a complete failure.

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