THE AFRICAN TWINTOWERS (Christoph Schlingensief)
THE AFRICAN TWIN TOWERS Christoph Schlingensief, D 2005-2009
Lost in Namibia – a documentary about Christoph Schlingensief’s last, unfinished film – commented by himself.
10 years after his last film, Christoph Schlingenisef wants to give it one more shot: the location for “The African Twin Towers” is Lüderitz, Namibia, the German South-West African colony.
The script is about Richard Wagner, about 9/11, about Hagen von Tronje, about Hereros alive and dead, about ghosts of the past and the present.
It is abandoned at day 2.
What follows are 25 days showing Christoph Schlingensief at his artistic and image-generating best, gushing with ideas and concepts, attempting to find the right form of filmic expression after a decade in theatre, performance arts and visual arts.