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To Einar Schleef's 75th Birthday

Performance, Film, Texts, Artistic Comments

10.–15.1.2019 / HAU2

Picture: Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Einar-Schleef-Archiv, Nr. 599_22 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Einar Schleef (1944–2001) was not only an outstanding theatre maker, he was also a particularly multifaceted contemporary artist – author, painter, graphic artist, set designer, photographer, and actor. Time and again he pushed the boundaries of institutional theatre with his uncompromising, often controversial stagings. Schleef, who “couldn’t find any Germany,” neither in the East nor in the West and not at all after the fall of the Wall, stands as a solitary figure in the German theatrical landscape. His five-volume “diaries 1953–2001,” a memory “from below,” in which Schleef ruthlessly interwove everyday life with history, are the main starting points for both the HAU co-production “Tarzan Rescues Berlin” as well as the event “Remembering Is Work.” 
Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Courtesy of Suhrkamp Verlag AG Berlin.