Christoph Schlingensief’s Vita:

Christoph Schlingensief (24 October 1960, Oberhausen – 21 August 2010, Berlin) was a German film and theatre director, actor, artist, and author. Initially working as an independent underground filmmaker, Schlingensief later began staging productions for renowned theatres and festivals, which often were accompanied by public controversies. In the final years before his death, he also worked for opera houses, and established himself as an artist. In 2011, the jury of the 54th Venice Biennale has awarded the international exhibition's highest honor, the "Golden Lion for best national pavilion", to Germany for its display of work by Christoph Schlingensief.

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