Out now: Our tenth anniversary catalog!

Our tenth anniversary catalog with over three hundred images is now now available in stores and online! The extensive illustrated book offers an in-depth insight into the history of the project, based on the rich fund of archive material from the last ten years, which has been reviewed and reorganized from an artistic perspective.

Starting with the first sketches showing Schlingensief’s initial thought processes, the book also includes photos of different phases of construction and life in the village today, providing information about the project’s background and the local cultural programme that has been in existence for many years. In addition to a previously unpublished text by Christoph Schlingensief on the vision of the opera village, there are contributions by Aino Laberenz, Francis Kéré, Elfriede Jelinek, and Sonja Lau, who seek to bridge the gap between the utopian idea of Operndorf and its actual implementation.

The catalog is supported by Stiftung Kunstfonds and Kunststiftung NRW.