Christoph Schlingensief was born the son of a pharmacist and a pediatric nurse. When he was twelve, Christoph Schlingensief began experimenting with narrow films . Among other things, the feature film The House of the Dead of Lady Florence was made in 1974 . In his parents' basement he organized “cultural evenings” at which young artists such as Helge Schneider and Theo Jörgensmann performed. After graduating from Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium Oberhausen, he studied German , philosophy and art history in Munich from 1981 . During this time he tried his hand at music ( Vier Kaiserlein , among others with Tobias Gruben ) and began his career as a film director. As an assistant to Werner Nekes , he produced his first short films. His first feature film was Tunguska - The Boxes Are There in 1983.
From 1983 to 1986 Schlingensief had lectureships at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main and at the Düsseldorf Art Academy . From 1986 to 1987 he was the first production manager of the television series Lindenstrasse , in 1988 he produced the television play Schafe in Wales for ZDF . This was followed by provocative films, for example his Germany trilogy ( 100 Years of Adolf Hitler - The Last Hour in the Führerbunker (1989), The German Chainsaw Massacre (1990) and Terror 2000 (1992)), with which he first gained greater fame as a director. The actions or dialogues of his films are partly related to well-known feature films. Terror 2000 , for example, is based on Mississippi Burning - The Root of Hate by Alan Parker , The 120 Days of Bottrop on The 120 Days of Sodom by Pier Paolo Pasolini or Mother's Mask on Veit Harlan's sacrifice . Schlingensief wrote some of his scripts with the support of Oskar Roehler .
Schlingensief began his career as a theater director in 1993 with the play 100 Years of the CDU - Games Without Borders at the Volksbühne Berlin . Between 1993 and 2006 he realized numerous projects inside and outside the theater. In the piece Rocky Dutschke '68 , staged in 1996 for the Berliner Volksbühne, Schlingensief worked for the first time with people with intellectual disabilities, trained actors and laypeople. In 2002 there was another collaboration with people with disabilities for the TV show Freakstars 3000 for the music television channel VIVA . Opera productions followed in Bayreuth and Manaus since 2004 . In Bayreuth, Schlingensief made friends with the American punk musician and poet Patti Smith . Because of the attention his projects received at the Volksbühne Berlin, he was invited to productions at the major theaters in Hamburg, Zurich and Vienna.
In 1997 he was arrested by the police during his art campaign Mein Filz, mein Fett, mein Hase at the documenta X in Kassel, because he was using a sign that read “Kill Helmut Kohl ”. He also called "artistically" to kill the FDP politician Jürgen Möllemann .
At the end of 1997, eight episodes of the talk show Talk 2000 were broadcast in the channel 4 program window, in which Schlingensief, with one exception, interviewed two guests each ( Helmut Berger , Walter Bockmayer , Rolf Eden , Gotthilf Fischer , Carl Alexander Prinz von Hohenzollern , Udo Kier , Hildegard Knef , Konrad Kujau , Rudolph Moshammer , Kitten Natividad , Sophie Rois , Harald Schmidt , Ingrid Steeger , Beate Uhse , Lilo Wanders ).
In 1998 he founded the Chance 2000 party and took part in the federal election campaign. This "founding of a party" obviously only served as a corruption to take the wind out of the sails of the association Chance, which was being founded at the time and wanted to be socially active against the neo-liberal zeitgeist.
At the beginning of 2008, Schlingensief was diagnosed with lung cancer. There was inconsistent coverage in the press: Articles from 2008 still spoke of the “former smoker”. In the reports on his death in 2010, however, there was talk of a "non-smoker". As early as 2004, Schlingensief had casually commented on his smoking behavior in an episode of the documentary series Through the Night with ... broadcast on Arte and was also filmed while smoking a cigarette. In an interview with the artist Jörg Immendorff, he refused a cigarette there, saying that he had stopped smoking a year and a half earlier. In the meantime, Schlingensief stated in interviews that he was "known as a non-smoker and not even in the family"; he suffers from adenocarcinoma ("non-smoking cancer "). This has been criticized by non-smoking organizations for playing down the consequences of smoking. As a result of his illness, his left lung was removed. In December 2008, newly developed metastases were diagnosed in the remaining right lung . After a new, serious diagnosis of cancer, Schlingensief canceled his production SMASH - In Help asphyxiated at short notice in July 2010 for the Ruhrtriennale cultural festival . His subsequent productions Mea Culpa and A Church of Fear of the Stranger in Me are very personal confrontations with his cancer.
In February 2009 he was a member of the jury for the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). In April 2009 he was appointed by the Lower Saxony Minister of Culture Stratmann Lutz to the professor for art in action at the Academy of Fine Arts in Braunschweig for the next five years called . At the same time, Schlingensief presented the project Shocked Patients - Paths to Autonomy , which pursues the goal of building a network of sick people who are supposed to support sick people in preserving their autonomy in the first time after their diagnosis and to strengthen them not because of it To give up sickness.
On August 1, 2009, Schlingensief married his long-time partner, the costume and set designer Aino Laberenz .
Christoph Schlingensief died on August 21, 2010 of the consequences of his lung cancer . He was buried in the Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof II in Berlin. One of his last projects was the performance of the opera Metanoia by Jens Joneleit , on which he worked with René Pollesch . Despite his death, the world premiere took place on October 3, 2010 at the Berlin State Opera .
His theater performance in the 1998 federal election campaign, the founding of the Chance 2000 party , can be seen as an attempt to blur the line between art and politics. The media highlight was the invitation to the action Baden in Wolfgangsee . To this end, Schlingensief invited all six million unemployed German people to swim in Lake Wolfgang , on the banks of which Helmut Kohl's holiday home in Sankt Gilgen was. The aim of the campaign was to raise the water level so that Kohl's holiday home would be flooded. The action attracted a lot of attention, but participation was low. Overall, significantly fewer than 100 people took part in the campaign.
The party called Schlingensief the party of the unemployed and excluded from society . Their election slogan was failure as opportunity! . This resulted in the booklet in 1999: Choose yourself - Chance 2000 with election campaign circus and activities such as round tables: We learn to speak . His party Chance 2000 achieved a share of the vote of 0.058% in the 1998 federal election . In the spring of 1999, a detailed book documentation on Chance 2000 was published in the loudspeaker publishing house with the assistance of Christoph Schlingensief , with texts by Elfriede Jelinek , Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre , Rainald Goetz , Johannes Finke , Diedrich Diederichsen , Dirk Baecker and Carl Hegemann .
In 1999 the Alfred Herrhausen Society , the Deutsche Bank's cultural foundation , invited him to an action in front of a closed society of 200 invited guests (including Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder ). Schlingensief announced a production with the title Save Capitalism - Throw the Money away . For a youth theater project in war-torn Yugoslavia he wanted to collect 100,000 marks. If this sum did not come together, he wanted to toss the money in small bills from a balcony of the Berlin Reichstag (as an allusion to Karl Liebknecht ). Brigitte Seebacher-Brandt , head of the foundation and widow of Willy Brandt , canceled the campaign before it was implemented .
In 2000, as part of the Wiener Festwochen , Schlingensief installed a container based on the television show Big Brother and containing asylum seekers. By voting, the audience could decide which participant had to leave the container and leave the country. The project was named foreigners out! Schlingensief's container known. The action was filmed as a documentary by the director Paul Poet .
Since January 2009 Schlingensief has been working on his project Operndorf Afrika (originally called Festspielhaus Afrika ). The foundation stone for the festival hall was laid in February 2010 in Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso , West Africa .
Christoph Schlingensief planned to design the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011 , for which the curator Susanne Gaensheimer was to be responsible. The painter Gerhard Richter had sharply opposed Schlingensief's appeal. Posthumously , on the opening day of the Biennale, on June 4, 2011, he was awarded the Golden Lion for the best national contribution.
In 1997 the critic C. Bernd Sucher euphorically called him in the Süddeutsche Zeitung "one of the last moralists among German theater makers", who did not provoke for the sake of provocation, but "defiant as a child and stubborn as a sage of the prevailing conditions" react. In the years that followed, this was disputed by some critics who accused the action artist of provocation for the sake of provocation. The "Schlingensief'sche Verwertungskosmos", so René Hamann in the taz of January 17, 2007, "this self-digesting reference hell" turns critics into front reporters. Hamann's conclusion: "But Schlingensief has long since ceased to be about knowledge, sighting and light."
With his Parsifal , which he staged in Bayreuth , Schlingensief earned critical praise, which gave the above-mentioned reference hell more meaning than ever. Eleonore Büning wrote in the FAZ on August 4, 2007: “But Schlingensief has created an Einsteinian space-time continuum on the rotating revolving stage from nomadic buildings and multifunctional cinema screens, in which death, resurrection and rebirth coincide to a miracle. Perhaps no “Parsifal” director has come closer to the space-time structure of Wagner's music than Schlingensief. There is no longer a story to be told linearly in this 'Parsifal', everything happens simultaneously. "
In his review of Schlingensief's subsequent opera, Jeanne d'Arc by Walter Braunfels , staged from the sickbed , Gerhard R. Koch refers to Parsifal and recognizes a staging principle in both productions: “As with his Bayreuth“ Parsifal ”, Schlingensief has cinematic -surrealistic disparate layers copied on top of one another: a tangle of levels of meaning, multiple individual mythologies. […] At the beginning, he counteracts Johanna's death in flames with film recordings of the burning of the dead in Nepal, whereby images of a different understanding of life and death, everyday life and tourist gears are confusedly amalgamated. [...] Schlingensief is concerned with various aggregate states of religious madness, wild deformations of reality [...] "
In 2008 and 2009, Schlingensief put cancer at the center of his work.
Individual reviewers evade the task of criticizing it, especially the Church of Fear (Ruhrtriennale 2008), on the grounds that such a personal work, which is so concerned with the fate of an individual, cannot be reviewed. Eva Behrendt, however, summarized in Theater heute of January 2009: “The most scary thing is how consistently Schlingensief uses himself as material [...] His existential experiences are ultimately compatible. [...] As in earlier productions, the director challenges people to think about theater as such. Our secret questions - Is that still art? How does sympathy change the view? Can you still reject the work of art? - prove that there is much more at stake here than usual. Art is thought of life and death in the case of illness. "
And the SZ writes about the following production, Mea Culpa : “Anyone who groans again that an insubordinate narcissist is at work here, who cannibalizes his life and turns it into art, blocks the participation that Schlingensief allows us. There are not many theater evenings that are so holistic, so convincingly authentic - and also so multi-media sophisticated - touch the really last things. "
In an obituary , Wolfgang Höbel wrote in the Spiegel : Schlingensief wanted to be “an enlightener, a penitential preacher and admonisher”, in the end Germany would have “found a cultural superstar in him” who had its greatest effect in ingenious “nonsense” with which he “ stirred up the well-tended German cultural allotment garden ”. The former "trash filmmaker and provocation theater artist, the controversial opera director and out-of-the-way art actionist" has become a "kind of saint figure during his lifetime" who "was amazed at how massive people's sympathy and recognition suddenly flowed to him through his public death" .
When asked, "Do you have a hero you miss?" replied the actor Lars Eidinger : "Christoph Schlingensief. I looked up to him."
Awards and honors
- 1985: North Rhine-Westphalian producer award for Tunguska - the boxes are there
- 1986: Sponsorship award from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
- 1987: Sponsorship award for the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science from the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr
- 2003: Radio play award of the war blind for Rosebud
- 2005: Film Prize of the City of Hof
- 2007: Ruhr Prize for Art and Science
- 2009: Berlin Bear (BZ Culture Prize)
- 2009: Nestroy Theater Prize nomination for Best Direction by Mea Culpa. A ReadyMadeOper at the Vienna Burgtheater
- 2010: Helmut Käutner Prize
- 2010: Bambi (posthumous)
- 2011: 3sat Prize (for the production of the play Via Intolleranza II )
- 2011: Hein Heckroth stage design award (posthumous)
- 2011: Golden Lion of the Biennale di Venezia for the best national contribution (German Pavilion) (posthumous)
- 2012: Renaming of Pacellistraße in Oberhausen to Christoph-Schlingensief-Straße
- 2012: Renaming of the Rheinische Förderschule Oberhausen to Christoph-Schlingensief-Schule
- 2015: Konrad Wolf Prize (posthumous)
- 2018: Karlheinz Böhm Prize for the Opera Village Africa in Burkina Faso (posthumous)
Work overview (selection)
- 1977: Mommy, we're making a movie
- 1982: how would you decide?
- 1982: For Elise
- 1983: The uninhibited come - What happened to Magdalena Jung?
- 1983: Phantasus has to be different - Phantasus go home
- 1984: Tunguska - The boxes are there (with Alfred Edel and Irene Fischer )
- 1985: My Wife in 5
- 1986: The Battle of the Idiots
- 1986: Menu Total (with Helge Schneider , Anna Fechter)
- 1986: Egomania - Island without Hope (with Tilda Swinton )
- 1988: Sheep in Wales (TV)
- 1988: Mother's Mask (with Helge Schneider)
- 1989: 100 years of Adolf Hitler - the last hour in the Führerbunker
- 1990: The German chainsaw massacre
- 1992: Terror 2000 - Intensive Care Unit Germany
- 1994: Death of a world star - Udo Kier (television)
- 1994: 00 Schneider - Hunt for Nihil Baxter (Co-Director)
- 1996: United Trash
- 1997: The 120 days of Bottrop
- 2004: Freakstars 3000
Films (camera and editing)
- 1987: Rod fever
- 1969: The school class
- 1982: For Elise
- 1983: Phantasus has to be different - Phantasus go home
- 1984: Tunguska - The boxes are there
- 1985: My Wife in 5
- 1987: Johnny Flash
- 1992: Terror 2000 - Intensive Care Unit Germany
- 1992: Gossenkind
- 1993: Domenica
- 1994: Death of a world star - Udo Kier (television)
- 1994: Farewell to Agnes
- 1996: United Trash
- 1997: New Years Eve countdown
- 1997: The 120 days of Bottrop
- 2003: Hamlet X
- 2004: Freakstars 3000
- 2004: Silentium
- 1994: Udo Kier - Death of a World Star ( WDR )
- 1997: Talk 2000 ( RTL and Sat.1 , in the culture window Kanal 4 )
- 2000: U 3000 ( MTV Germany )
- 2002: Freak Stars 3000 ( VIVA )
- 2002–2004: Through the night with ... ( ZDF )
- 2009: The pilots
- 1993: 100 years of the CDU - Games without Borders ( Volksbühne Berlin )
- 1994: Kühnen '94 - Bring me the head of Adolf Hitler (Volksbühne Berlin)
- 1995: Hurray, Jesus! A high fight! ( Styrian autumn , Graz )
- 1996: Rocky Dutschke '68 (Volksbühne Berlin)
- 1997: Battle for Europe I – XLII (Volksbühne Berlin)
- 1998: Artists in the big top - at a loss (Volksbühne Berlin)
- 2001: Berlin Republic (Volksbühne Berlin)
- 2001: First imaginary opera guide (together with Alexander Kluge , Volksbühne Berlin)
- 2001: Hamlet (based on William Shakespeare, Schauspielhaus Zürich )
- 2001: Rosebud (Volksbühne Berlin)
- 2002: Quiz 3000 - You are the catastrophe (Volksbühne Berlin)
- 2003: ATTA ATTA - Art has broken out (Volksbühne Berlin)
- 2003: Bambiland (based on Elfriede Jelinek , Burgtheater , Vienna )
- 2004: Attabambi-Pornoland (based on Elfriede Jelinek, Schauspielhaus Zürich)
- 2004: Art and vegetables (invitation to the Berlin Theatertreffen , Volksbühne Berlin) with Angela Jansen
- 2005: Fickcollection, A. Hipler (Germany-wide theater tour)
- 2005: African Twintowers - the Ring 9/11 ( Namibia )
- 2006: Area 7 St. Matthew's Expedition (Burgtheater, Vienna)
- 2006: Kaprow City (Volksbühne Berlin)
- 2008: A church of fear of the stranger in me (blower hall in the Duisburg-Nord landscape park )
- 2008: The intermediate state of things ( Maxim-Gorki-Theater , Berlin)
- 2009: Mea Culpa - a ReadyMadeOper (Burgtheater, Vienna)
- 2009: Learning to die
- 2010: Remdoogo - Via Intolleranza II ( KunstenFestivalesArts Brussels , Kampnagel Hamburg , Burgtheater Vienna, Bavarian State Opera Munich )
- 1997: My felt, my fat, my rabbit - 48 hours of survival for Germany ( documenta X , Kassel)
- 1997: Passion Impossible - 7 days emergency call for Germany ( Deutsches Schauspielhaus , Hamburg)
- 1998: CHANCE 2000 - election campaign circus, election campaign, Baden im Wolfgangsee, election campaign tour
- 1998: 7 days disposal for Graz ( Graz )
- 1998/99: CHANCE 2000 - Dialogue in the circus: “Choose yourself” as part of the election campaign circus, Berlin
- 1999/2000: Germany search '99
- 2000: foreigners out! Schlingensief's container
- 2000: Please love Austria ( Wiener Festwochen )
- 2002: Action 18 - Kill Politics!
- 2003: Church of Fear ( Venice Biennale )
- 2004: Parsifal (People's Palace), Palace of the Republic , Berlin
- 2004: Wagner rally ( Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen )
- 2005: The Animatograph (Iceland / Germany, Reykjavík Arts Festival )
- 2006: Chickenballs - Der Hodenpark ( Museum der Moderne Salzburg )
- 2004–2007: Parsifal ( Bayreuth Festival )
- 2007: The Flying Dutchman ( Teatro Amazonas , Manaus , Brazil )
- 2007: Freax (opera by Moritz Eggert as part of the International Beethoven Festival Bonn )
- 2008: Jeanne d'Arc - Scenes from the life of Saint Johanna , opera by Walter Braunfels (staged world premiere), Deutsche Oper Berlin
- 2009: Mea Culpa, a readymade opera , Burgtheater , Vienna
- 2010: Metanoia. Beyond thinking , opera by Jens Joneleit (world premiere), Staatsoper Berlin in the Schillertheater
- 2006: Ragnarök, installation of the animatograph (Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig)
- 2007: 18 frames per second (Haus der Kunst, Munich)
- 2007: Cross mutilation (Migros Museum Zurich)
- 2007: Trem Fantasma, installation of an opera ghost train (São Paulo, Brazil)
- 2008: Stairlift to Heaven, installation as part of the Double Agent exhibition (ICA London)
- 2008: The King lives in me (Kunstraum Innsbruck)
- 2008: Innocence 1965–2008, as part of the exhibition "To Burn Oneself With Oneself - The Romantic Damage Show" ( De Appel , Amsterdam)
- 2008: mozartballs, my first homosexual production (Galerie Thiele Linz)
- 2008: Trace du Sacré (Center Pompidou)
- 2008: Medium Religion (Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe)
- 2013/14: Solo exhibition (KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin)
- 2014: Solo exhibition (MoMA PS1, New York)
- 2014: Solo exhibition ( Malmö Konsthall , Malmö)
Radio plays (selection)
- 1997: Rocky Dutschke '68 (WDR)
- 1999: Camps without borders. European charity event against the war (WDR / DLR)
- 2002: Rosebud (WDR)
Books and CDs (selection)
- Christoph Schlingensief: Heaven cannot be as beautiful as it is here! Cancer diary. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2009, ISBN 978-3-462-04111-8
- Christoph Schlingensief, Aino Laberenz (Ed.): I know, it was me . Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2012, ISBN 978-3-462-04242-9 .
- Interviews and discussions
- Gero von Boehm : Christoph Schlingensief. November 30, 2009 . Interview in: Encounters. Images of man from three decades . Collection Rolf Heyne, Munich 2012, ISBN 978-3-89910-443-1 , pp. 693-701
- Engagement and scandal, conversation between Josef Bierbichler , Christoph Schlingensief, Harald Martenstein and Alexander Wewerka , with an essay by Diedrich Diederichsen , 1998, Alexander Verlag
- Christoph Schlingensief: No wrong word now. Conversations. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2020, ISBN 978-3-462-05508-5 (selected and edited by Aino Laberenz ).
- To life and work
- Chance 2000 - Choose yourself , authors: Christoph Schlingensief & Carl Hegemann , 1998, Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch, KiWi 513, ISBN 978-3-462-02773-0
- Dialogue in the circus - we learn to speak ,, CHANCE 2000, Christoph Schlingensief, Farah Lenser, Heiner Benking, in: Choose yourself, booklet on the election campaign circus , 1999
- Chance 2000 The documentation. Johannes Finke , Matthias Wulff. 1999, Loudspeaker Publishing House
- On capital - when Christoph Schlingensief was looking for the invisible. Johannes Stüttgen / Christoph Schlingensief. 2000, FIU publishing house
- Thekla Heineke (ed.), Sandra Umathum (ed.): Christoph Schlingensief's "Nazis pure" Suhrkamp, Frankfurt 2002, ISBN 978-3-518-12296-9
- Rosebud. 2002, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, ISBN 3-462-03101-5
- Schlingensief's Freakstars 3000. Christoph Schlingensief. Audio CD, 2002, DHV Der Hörverlag
- Rosebud. Audio CD, awarded the War Blind Radio Play Prize, 2004, Patmos
- Evictions - On the insolence to consider theater to be a medium of the future. With contributions by Christoph Schlingensief, Matthias Hartmann, Albert Ostermaier u. especially, 2000, Alexander Verlag Berlin
- Outbreak of art. Politics and crime. Volume II. Carl Hegemann (Ed.). With Josef Bierbichler , Bazon Brock , Boris Groys , Thomas Hausschild, Carl Hegemann, Péter Nádas , Christoph Schlingensief, Peter Sloterdijk , Frank-Patrick Steckel and Peter Weibel , Alexander-Verlag, Berlin 2004, ISBN 978-3-89581-089-3 .
- Alice Koegel, Kasper König (eds.), Michael Eldred (translator): AC: Christoph Schlingensief Church of Fear. [Exhibition: AC: Christoph Schlingensief: Church of Fear, Museum Ludwig Cologne, July 29, 2005–2030 October 2005, interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Alice Koegel, text by Jörg van der Horst], König, Cologne 2005, ISBN 978- 3-88375-994-4 (German and English)
- Kaspar Mühlemann: Christoph Schlingensief and his examination of Joseph Beuys. With an afterword by Anna-Catharina Gebbers and an interview with Carl Hegemann (Europäische Hochschulschriften, Series 28: Art History, Vol. 439), Frankfurt am Main a. a .: Peter Lang Verlag 2011, ISBN 978-3-631-61800-4
- Roman Berka: Christoph Schlingensief's animatographer. Time becomes space here , Edition Transfer series ed. by Christian Reder, Springer Vienna - New York 2011, ISBN 978-3-7091-0489-7
- Pia Janke / Teresa Kovacs (eds.): The total artist. Christoph Schlingensief. (= Diskurse.Kontexte.Impulse, Vol. 8) Vienna: Praesens Verlag 2011, ISBN 978-3-7069-0667-8
- Frank Piontek : Richard Wagner, Parsifal, work show premiere Bayreuth 2004, background to the Parsifal staging by Christoph Schlingensief 2004 in Bayreuth, audiotransit Bayreuth 2004, EAN 4260070930010 (audio book)
- Benjamin Wihstutz: The other space: Politics of social border negotiation in the contemporary theater , Zurich: Diaphanes Verlag 2012, ISBN 978-3-03734-253-4
- Lore Knapp: Forms of the Art-Religious. Peter Handke - Christoph Schlingensief. Munich: Fink 2015, ISBN 978-3-7705-5887-2
Films about Schlingensief
- 1997: friend! Friend! Friend! - 7 days station mission in Hamburg - Direction: Alexander Grasseck, Stefan Corinth
- 1999: Failure as a chance - Die Chance 2000 - directed by Alexander Grasseck, Stefan Corinth
- 2003: foreigners out! Schlingensiefs Container - Director: Paul Poet
- 2005: Schlingensief and his films - Director: Frieder Schlaich
- 2009: The fear of the stranger in me - Director: Sibylle Dahrendorf
- 2011: The pictures disappear automatically and paint over each other one way or another - director, script , producers: Marcel Heuperman and Wojciech Zopoth
- 2012: Crackling Time - Christoph Schlingensief and his Opera Village in Burkina Faso Director: Sibylle Dahrendorf
- 2017: Chance 2000 - Farewell to Germany - Director: Kathrin Krottenthaler, Frieder Schlaich
- 2020: Schlingensief - Screaming into the Silence - Director: Bettina Böhler
- Christoph Schlingensief in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Literature by and about Christoph Schlingensief in the catalog of the German National Library
- Official website
- Christoph Schlingensief's blog
- Film database with films by important directors such as Christoph Schlingensief
- Christoph Schlingensief at filmgalerie451.de
- Christoph Schlingensief at Alexander Verlag Berlin - TheaterFilmLiteratur ( Memento from June 7, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
- Interview on schnitt.de
- “I'm not in the mood for heaven” , Interview, Spiegel Online , December 15, 2008
- Käutner Prize 2010 for Christoph Schlingensief - laudation by Georg Seeßlen on getidan.de, March 2, 2010
- Director succumbs to cancer: Christoph Schlingensief is dead , n-tv article, August 21, 2010
- Official website of the German Pavilion 2011 at the Biennale di Venezia
- Christoph Schlingensief Archive in the Archive of the Academy of Arts, Berlin
- Christoph Schlingensief is dead. Focus -online, August 21, 2010, accessed on August 21, 2010 .
- Martin Hentschel : Video Rebellen 2 - Der absolute Video-Wahnsinn, ISBN 978-1-981128-26-6 , November 2017, pp. 185-186
- Spex , Ed. 328, Sept./Oct. 2010, p. 37 ff. Online
- ARTE program: Christoph Schlingensief - The fear of the foreign in me. In: arte.tv. August 25, 2010, archived from the original on August 29, 2010 ; accessed on September 23, 2019 .
- "Kill Möllemann!" Berliner Zeitung, June 25, 2002, accessed on July 20, 2013 .
- Opportunities eV archive
- What about God now? , Tagesspiegel, September 9, 2008
- Schlingensief searches for the culprit for his cancer Online edition of the BZ Berlin, September 10, 2008, accessed on May 11, 2011
- "Through the night with Schlingensief and Immendorff" from 12:10 min.
- The cancer was like limbo dpa report from September 5, 2008, reproduced on the Schlingensief blog
- Why are people lying so shamelessly? ( Memento from September 14, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ) Message from ProRauchfrei e. V. of August 23, 2010, accessed May 11, 2011
- Schlingensief died of smoking cancer , accessed on May 11, 2011.
- I can't say I beat cancer , Spiegel Online , September 9, 2008
- It doesn't look good , express, December 14, 2008
- Schlingensief canceled production - stage - derStandard.at ›Culture
- Berlinale: Please be very friendly - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Panorama
- "University of Fine Arts Braunschweig appoints Schlingensief as professor" , shortnews, April 8, 2009
- "Christoph Schlingensief marries employee" , accessed on August 2, 2009
- Christoph Schlingensief is dead. Spiegel Online , accessed on August 21, 2010 .
- Knerger.de: The grave of Christoph Schlingensief
- Roland Koberg: Does Kohl have to go home? In: berliner-zeitung.de . June 25, 1998. Retrieved September 16, 2016 .
- Frank Ebbinghaus: The unloved child screams loudly: Protest! In: welt.de . August 3, 1998, accessed September 16, 2016 .
- We learn to speak: Election campaign circus 1998 - Chance 2000. In: open-forum.de , accessed on September 16, 2016.
- Arnd and Peer Zickgraf: Entertainment and Politainment dominate the political scene. In: one-sided.info. September 23, 2005, archived from the original on October 6, 2007 ; accessed on September 25, 2019 .
- Detlef Kuhlbrodt: ■ Schlingensief wants to throw money away, Deutsche Bank takes offense: A nice action . In: The daily newspaper: taz . July 2, 1999, ISSN 0931-9085 , p. 12 ( taz.de [accessed October 29, 2019]).
- Willi Winkler: Throw away the money! Retrieved October 29, 2019 .
- About us. In: operndorf-afrika.com , accessed on September 16, 2016.
- Richter is indignant about Schlingensief. In: bz-berlin.de. May 19, 2010, accessed September 16, 2016 .
- La Biennale di Venezia - Official Awards of the 54th International Art Exhibition. In: labiennale.org. June 4, 2011, archived from the original on July 2, 2011 ; accessed on September 25, 2019 (English).
- Gerhard R. Koch: Miracles happen differently than we think , FAZ, April 29, 2008.
- Dorothea Marcus: A Church of Fear of the Stranger in Me - A Schlingensief Mass in Duisburg. In: nachtkritik.de. September 21, 2008. Retrieved September 29, 2019 .
- Christine Dössel: Heaven can wait. In: sueddeutsche.de. May 17, 2010, accessed September 29, 2019 .
- Wolfgang Höbel: To the death of Christoph Schlingensiefs: Rebell der Republik. In: Spiegel Online. August 21, 2010. Retrieved September 29, 2019 .
- https://www.olis-bahnwelt.de/sites/default/files/haben-pdf_db-mobil_03_2020.pdf (p. 26)
- Street named after Christoph Schlingensief . The world . August 15, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
- Long film night in memory of Christoph Schlingensief. on rbb-online.de
- Andreas Thomas: Talk 2000 , on filmzentrale.com, seen on March 9, 2011
- Course contacts: Courses, seminars and training for inner growth: Let's try the impossible! ( Memento from April 18, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
- COGAIN2006 Videos - COGAIN: Communication by Gaze Interaction
- PowerPoint Presentation - Angela Virtually in Turin
- Criticism and press review for the world premiere of A Church of Fear of the Stranger in Me on nachtkritik.de
- "Cheering for Schlingensief evening in the Burgtheater" ( Memento from April 15, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), Kleine Zeitung , March 20, 2009
- Criticism and press review of the world premiere of Via Intolleranza on nachtkritik.de
- . Remdoogo - Via Intolleranza II Bavarian State Opera , archived from the original on 27 May 2010 ; Retrieved August 21, 2010 .
- CHANCE 2000 - WE LEARN TO SPEAK - Campaign circus - choose yourself !!
- With Parsifal for the People's Palace by Ingeborg Ruthe, in berliner-zeitung.de, August 26, 2004
- Simone Meier : Cried and kissed. Book review in: Tages-Anzeiger from October 16, 2012
- friend! Friend! Friend! - 7 days station mission in Hamburg on ahoimedia.de
- Failure as an opportunity - The Chance 2000 party on ahoimedia.de
- Crackling Time - Christoph Schlingensief and his opera village in Burkina Faso on filmgalerie451.de
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Schlingensief, Christoph Maria (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German film and theater director, radio play writer and action artist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 24, 1960|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Oberhausen|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 21, 2010|
|Place of death||Berlin|