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A Church of Fear vs. The Alien Within

D 2008, 375 min

Whoever shows his wound will be healed.

Synopsis

Christoph Schlingensief devoted his Fluxus Oratorio A CHURCH OF FEAR VS. THE ALIEN WITHIN (2008) to his cancer diagnosis that same year. Fear is the rock on which Schlingensief builds his church. In it he probes his relationship to God and to himself; it is a journey to himself. The church interior is modeled on that of his hometown Church of the Sacred Heart in Oberhausen. He creates images, confessions and litanies that trace the intruder and examine the fear of death.

Content / 2 DVDs:
- "A Church of Fear vs. The Alien Within“ (Ruhrtriennale 2008, 28.9.2008, 91 min)
- "A Church of Fear vs. The Alien Within“ (Theatertreffen 2009, 2.5.2009, 88 min)
- Fluxus Oratory films (2008, 16mm, 5 films: 21 mi)
- Christoph Schlingensief – Interview (Sibylle Dahrendorf, 2008, 5 min)
- Christoph Schlingensief – "Tolerance Belt" (2008, 10 min)
- Stage installation, German Pavilion – La Biennale di Venezia 2011 (2./3.6.2011, 6 min)
- Duisburg Fluxus 16mm / About the genesis of the films (Heta Multanen, 2018, 36 min)
- Prompt book excerpts (rehearsal, 20.9.2008)
- "The Intermediary State of Things“ (Maxim Gorki Theater, Studio, Berlin, 6/2008, 68 min)
- Christoph Schlingensief – Interview with Alexandra Kluge (dctp.tv, 2008, 24 min)
- Original Leporello of the Ruhrtriennale

Streaming-Info

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Language: German, Subtitles: English

Credits

Direction
Christoph Schlingensief
Actors
Margit Carstensen, Angela Winkler, Mira Partecke, Komi Mizrajim Togbonou, Stefan Kolosko, Karin Witt, Horst Gelloneck, Kerstin Grassmann, Norbert Müller, Achim von Paczensky, Klaus Beyer
Soloists
Friederike Harmsen, Ulrike Bindert-Eidinger
Gospel Choir Angels Voices
Odile Amada, Bettina Becker, Alyss Chendjou, Patrik Djeukam, Armel Djepang, Sylvie Djeyong, Christelle Fotsing, Henriette Kwami, Armelle Lekefack, Nadine Lepawa, Line Monkeu, Patrique Mondjo, Raissa Mongo, Thierry Monthe, Regine Nguetseng, Corine Nguetgna, Aurelie Nguewo, Bertrand Pani, Igor Pouadeu, Raoul Tacou, Rostant Tagako, Michel Tchatcheu, Pascal Yves Totchom Simo, Stephane Zame
Children's Choir of the Aalto-Theaters
Extras

Gefoara Agaj, Stefan Basso, Matthias Eidens, Helena Eisenkrein, Udo Fitze, Michael Föllmer, Catalina Gomez, Wilfried Groll, Bianca Günzel, Dominik Hartings, Jochen Heidbrink, Siegfried Heidemann, Markus Helmert, Banafsche Jamalzahie, Henrike Kalb, Johannes Kammertöns, Bernadette Lietzmann, Andreas Link, Dirk Löffler, Marcus Prochowski, Marvin Reiss, Nico Ritter, Florian Sartoris, Marcel Schenk, Peter Schlacht, Lukas Schombert, Claus Thieltges, Heinz Wienhold, Dominik Winsberg
Composition, Drums
Michael Wertmüller
Korrepetitor
Dominik Blum
Choral Conducting
Alexander Eberle
Stage Design
Thomas Goerge, Thekla von Mülheim
Costume Design
Aino Laberenz
Lighting Design
Voxi Bärenklau
Video
Heta Multanen
Sound Design
David Gierth
Dramaturgy
Carl Hegemann
Directing Collaboration
Sophia Simitzis
Assistant Set Design
Christian Schlechter
Assistant Costume Design
Norgard Kröger
Assistant Video
Anuscheh Amir-Khalili
Assistant Christoph Schlingensief
Michael Gmaj
Director's Trainee
Timo Alterauge, Vincent Frenzel, Anna Lena Dieberg
Production Manager
Leo Krischke
Inspection
Sven Nielsen
Production and Technic
Das Team der RuhrTriennale
Produced by
Ruhrtriennale
Premiere
21.09.2008

DVD-Details

Content
"A Church of Fear vs. The Alien Within“ (Ruhrtriennale 2008, 28.9.2008, 91 min – English subtitles), "A Church of Fear vs. The Alien Within“ (Theatertreffen 2009, 2.5.2009, 88 min), Fluxus Oratory films (2008, 16mm, 5 films: 21 min – no dialogue), Christoph Schlingensief – Interview (Sibylle Dahrendorf, 2008, 5 min), Christoph Schlingensief – "Tolerance Belt" (2008, 5 min), Stage installation, German Pavilion – La Biennale di Venezia 2011 (2./3.6.2011, 6 min), Duisburg Fluxus 16mm / About the genesis of the films (Heta Multanen, 2018, 36 min), Prompt book excerpts (rehearsal, 20.9.2008), "The Intermediary State of Things“ (Maxim Gorki Theater, Studio, Berlin, 6/2008, 68 min), Christoph Schlingensief – Interview with Alexandra Kluge (dctp.tv, 2008, 24 min)
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / Color
Length
370 min
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
DD 2.0
Set-Content
Digipack (Set Content: 2), Original Leporello of the Ruhrtriennale
Release date
26.10.2018
Rating
Info-Programm gemäß §14 JuSchG