Opera Village Africa, a participatory art experiment by the late German multimedia artist Christoph Schlingensief, serves as a testing ground for a critical interrogation of Richard Wagner’s notion of the Gesamtkunstwerk.
In her book From Bayreuth to Burkina Faso Sarah Hegenbart traces the path from Wagner’s introduction of the Gesamtkunstwerk in Bayreuth to Schlingensief’s attempt to charge the idea of the total artwork with new meaning by transposing it to the West African country Burkina Faso.
Public reading and discussion about Christoph Schlingensief's Opera Village Africa
With the author Sarah Hegenbart and the journalist Fabian Lehmann
10 March 2023 at 7:00 pm
Afrika Haus Berlin - Bochumer Str. 25 - 10555 Berlin (Moabit) - U-Bahn Turmstraße
With the kind support of the Chair of Theory and History of Architecture, Art and Design, at the Technical University of Munich.