The African Twin Towers - The Ring – 9/11

With his theater and art actions, as a filmmaker and opera director, Christoph Schlingensief (1960 – 2010) shaped cultural and political discourse in Germany over two decades. “ATT” is about Richard Wagner, 9/11, Hagen von Tronje, Odin and the Edda, and the construction of the African Animatograph.

Fragments of a shock. Planned as a film about the Wagner Festival in former German Southwest Africa and filmed in Namibia, it treats the viewer to a parallel world of surreal acts that only the observer can piece together. No work preyed on Schlingensief’s mind like this one. Fragments of “ATT” appear in several of his projects.

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