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Christoph Schlingensief: German Pavillon: 54th Venice by Christoph Schlingensief, Voxi Barenklau, Thomas Demand,

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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 and entire 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 greatly illustrated catalog makes a speciality of current theatrical productions and flicks by way of Schlingensief, supplying insights into important points of his paintings, focusing really at the artist's engagement together with his personal affliction and biography, the huge box of cinema and picture, and his initiative to came upon an ''opera village'' within the African country of Burkina Faso. contains remark 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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Yet it is a long way until we get there, a path to which our school will be central; we hope to open parts of it as early as this October. At least that is the goal toward which we should all strive together! But before I end my speech, I would like to thank first and foremost the Federal President of Germany, Horst Köhler, who has time and again supported and encouraged me in my pursuit of this idea. Learning from Africa! He liked it from the very beginning, and he sends his warm greetings and the best wishes to everyone here.

How does Faust put it? I want to see the throngs come to hear our opera’s songs. … Absorbed in that august presentiment I now enjoy the happiest moment! And my last and greatest gratitude is to God! He is more than what we have made him into! And more than anything he is boundless! Long live the opera village! To look into the face of a human being who has been helped is to look into a fair country, friend friend friend. 105 FIRST COLLAGES, SKETCHES, AND PLANS REMDOOGO 107 LOOKING FOR A SITE IN BURKINA FASO – NOVEMBER 1, 2009 REMDOOGO 109 THE SITE IS FOUND – NOVEMBER 4, 2009 SIGNING OF THE CONTRACT WITH THE GOVERNMENT – NOVEMBER 5, 2009 MODELS BY FRANCIS KÉRÉ – JANUARY 2010 REMDOOGO 111 TRANSPORT OF CONTAINERS – FEBRUARY 5, 2010 REMDOOGO LAYING OF THE FOUNDATIONAL STONE – FEBRUARY 8, 2010 113 AN UNDERGROUND WATER LINE WAS FOUND!

Last year I was in very bad shape, and Francis Kéré’s father, chief of the village of Gando—it is my great pleasure to welcome him and his company, and I am deeply honored that the chief of Gando would make his way to the opera village—noted just yesterday that, to his delight, I seem to have grown a bit of a tummy again. REMDOOGO In any case, the trip to Burkina Faso almost a full year ago was the beginning of a quite incredible story. As early as December 2008, Peter Anders expressed the wish that Francis and I meet sometime, but as these things go, we were unsure and busy with other things.

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