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Practising the Art of Wagnis : an introduction

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-3551-7

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Lehmann, Fabian ; Siegert, Nadine ; Vierke, Ulf:
Practising the Art of Wagnis : an introduction.
transl.: Watson, Jacob
In: Lehmann, Fabian ; Siegert, Nadine ; Vierke, Ulf (ed.): Art of Wagnis : Christoph Schlingensief's Crossing of Wagner and Africa. - Wien : Verlag für moderne Kunst , 2017 . - pp. 13-23
ISBN 978-3-903131-48-4

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Abstract

In the oeuvre of moviemaker, theatre director and action artist Christoph Schlingensief (1960–2010) two topics are particularly important: the myth of Richard Wagner and the image of Africa. Schlingensief not only address both topics in parallel, however, he confronted them in unknown ways. He arranged a Wagner Rallye (1999) through the deserts of Namibia, exposed the African in Wagner's opera Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival (2005–2009). Towards the end of his life, he started to realize his vision of the African Opera Village (ongoing). By now fleeing the Wagner cult in Germany, he aimed at an institutionally liberated opera in Burkina Faso. But what does it mean to dislocate and negotiate opera within the context of Africa?

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Item Type: Article in a book
Additional notes (visible to public): Einleitung zum Sammelband "Art of Wagnis: Christoph Schlingensief's Crossing of Wagner and Africa"
Introduction to the publication "Art of Wagnis: Christoph Schlingensief's Crossing of Wagner and Africa"
Keywords: Christoph Schlingensief; Richard Wagner; Africa; art; Bayreuth; Operndorf Afrika; Afrika
DDC Subjects: 700 Arts and recreation > 700 Arts
700 Arts and recreation > 780 Music
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions > Research Units > Iwalewa-Haus - Afrikazentrum der Universität Bayreuth
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Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-3551-7
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 06:45
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 06:45
URI: https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/3551

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