Christine Schlegel with Fine Kwiatkowski, Strukturen I und II, 1984/85
Christine Schlegel
Strukturen I und II

Christine Schlegel (*1950, Germany) studied painting in Dresden and has been creating cross-genre, provocative (physical) performances, installations and screenings since 1977. She has been collaborating with dance performer Fine Kwiatkowski since 1984. Their performances incorporating film screenings, spontaneous painting, dance and live music were hallmark events in the GDR. In 1986, Schlegel emigrated to West Berlin. Today, she lives in Dresden, where she works as a painter.

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Strukturen I und II (Structures I and II) by experimental filmmaker Christine Schlegel is a collage typical for the cross-over spirit of the Dresden art scene in the early 1980s, an exemplary mixture of elements from painting, music and performance art. Schlegel painted over and scratched the exposed footage, creating manifold combinations of painterly particles reminiscent of Fluxus films.

Courtesy Christine Schlegel

Document media
Super 8 film, colour, sound, 16:18 min

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dance/choreography, painting/drawing