Foreigners Out! Schlingensief's Container

Club 69 Special


19 December 13


Courtesy Filmgalerie 451
Courtesy Filmgalerie 451


Director: Paul Poet, A 2002, 90'

For one week, in the middle of Vienna's tourist centre, Christoph Schlingensief realized a vision of fear: A deportation container for asylum seekers, interactively influenceable, permanently exposed to racist speeches by the FPÖ-figurehead Jörg Haider, and pasted up with his xenophobic election posters. Thousands of passerbys were provoked on site and so became participants in Schlingensief's staging. A sham play, which deals with "the new Europe" and the "black EU-sheep" Austria in particular.

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