Christoph Schlingensief

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United Trash: The Slit. 1995/96. Germany. Directed by Christoph Schlingensief

Christoph Schlingensief

March 15–May 29, 2014

Everything was possible in the world of the polymath Christoph Schlingensief. Combining his irreverent sense of humor and obsessive knowledge of film history in a tireless attempt to upset Germany’s postwar complacency and neurotic relationship to its own past through camp, absurdity, and horror, Schlingensief was Germany’s artistic enfant terrible and obnoxious social conscience until his untimely death from cancer in 2010. Organized in conjunction with the presentation of his work at MoMA PS1, this series of screenings contextualizes Schlingensief’s filmic production—little known in the U.S.—within that of his peers and influences.

Organized by Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, and Stephanie Weber, Assistant Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art.

Image: United Trash: The Slit. 1995/96. Germany. Directed by Christoph Schlingensief