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to take a stand, the manipulability of the public, and the culture of resentment in which nationalism and prejudice are rampant. At the same time the project shows immense mobilization of the public, showing that a way out of the troubled present is not only necessary, but also possible. (kr/mh)

Nina Wetzel (born 1969) studied stage and costume design at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques, Paris. Since 1996, she has done set and costume design for theaters such as: Schauspielhaus, Hamburg; Volksbühne am Rosa-LuxemburgPlatz, Berlin; and Burgtheater Vienna, Vienna. She has worked with artists and directors including Schorsch Kamerun, Alexander Kluge, Christina Paulhofer, Stefan Pucher, Thomas Ostermeier, Marius von Mayenburg, and Christoph Schlingensief. Wetzel lives and works in Berlin.

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Matthias Lilienthal (born 1959) is a dramaturge and director committed to theater that proffers friction and political engagement. He runs the 2012−2013 session of Ashkal Alwan’s Home Works Program, Beirut and is the former director of Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin. He invited Christoph Schlingensief to do several theater productions and worked closely with him on Ausländer raus—Bitte liebt Österreich (2000). Lilienthal lives and works in Beirut and Berlin. Paul Poet (born 1971) is an Austrian director and writer for cinema, TV, and theater. He is also a media scientist, curator, and journalist. Among his films are EMPIRE ME—NEW WORLDS ARE HAPPENING! (2011) and FOREIGNERS OUT! SCHLINGENSIEFS CONTAINER (2002). Poet lives and works in Vienna.

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Christoph Schlingensief (born 1960, died 2010) was a filmmaker, stage director, and artist whose controversial work took a critical approach to taboo political topics primarily in German cultural history and society. Recent exhibitions include: Christoph Schlingensief, KW Institute for Contemporary Art-Kunst-Werke Berlin, Berlin, 2013; Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at the Core of Things, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2012 and Gallery Nova, Zagreb, 2012; and 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2011. In 2010, Schlingensief founded the Opera Village in Burkina Faso.

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FORMER WEST. Documents, Constellations, Prospects. Booklet  

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18.03 - 24.03.2013, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin | The Berlin part of the long-term research, education, exhibition, and publication p...

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