Christoph Schlingensief: Querverstümmelung


3. November 2007  –  3. February 2008

Featuring artworks by:
Christoph Schlingensief

The practice of Christoph Schlingensief (born 1960, Oberhausen) represents a foray through diverse types of artistic engagement – from film-making to activism, from acting to directing, from painting to journalism. The multiplicity of materials that this implies has not only blurred the boundaries between traditional artistic categories but has also entailed a deconstruction and reconstruction of visual worlds; absorbing everything into itself, denying linearity and classical narration, the work makes excessive demands on the viewer’s sensory abilities. In the effort to summarise Schlingensief’s activities, one feels tempted to apply the term ‘universal’. Output from the past two years of this complex practice has been brought together for the artist’s first solo exhibition in a Swiss institution: from a (re-)deconstruction of “Kaprow City” (2006) – initially presented on a revolving stage at the Volksbühne in Berlin – and the 16mm film installation “18 Bilder pro Sekunde” (2007) to a first presentation of the film version of “The African Twintowers” (2005-07).


Curated by Raphael Gygax

List of works

Christoph Schlingensief

Single-channel video projection (16mm/35mm film transferred on DVD (color, sound))
30:0 min.

Christoph Schlingensief: Kaprow City

Christoph Schlingensief

Kaprow City
Various materials
350 x 1800 x 1500 cm

Christoph Schlingensief

Drosophila Melanogaster
Single-channel video projection (b/w, no sound, loop, 4:3)
10:27 min.

Christoph Schlingensief: Hasenverwesung

Christoph Schlingensief

Single-channel video projection (b/w, sound)
7:7 min.

Christoph Schlingensief: Abendmahl

Christoph Schlingensief

Various materials
Grösse variabel

Christoph Schlingensief: Gold Maria
African Twintowers
Okularfassung 1 mit Treppenlift

Christoph Schlingensief

Gold Maria African Twintowers Okularfassung 1 mit Treppenlift
Various materials
Dimensions variable

Christoph Schlingensief

Holländer - 2C - Ausweitung der Dunkelphase
Single-channel video projection (b/w, sound)
Loop, 4:3, 9:20 min.

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