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DIETMAR KIRVES

BRUNO S. aka BRUNO SCHLEINSTEIN

Videoshot by Dietmar Kirves | Berlin 2009 | 1:51 min

BRUNO speaks about German soccer and small pensioner income.

BRUNO SCHLEINSTEIN: The unwanted son of a prostitute, Bruno S. (Bruno Schleinstein) was beaten so severely by his mother at age 3 that he became temporarily deaf. This led to his placement in a mental institution; he spent the next 23 years in various institutions, often running afoul of the law. Despite this past, he a self-taught painter and musician; while these were his favorite occupations, he was also forced to take jobs in factories such as driving a fork lift. Film producer Werner Herzog saw him in the documentary Bruno der Schwarze (1970) and vowed to work with him, which led to his major roles in Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle - Kaspar Hauser (1974) and Stroszek (1977).  — Died on 8/10/2010 in Berlin.   more

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ABOUT THE DOCUMERNTARIAN:

DIETMAR KIRVES born 1941 in Fürstenwalde/Spree, Germany. Since 1964 mixed media works with film, photos, music, sculptures and environments. Founded 1970 the ►mediacontact agency in Düsseldorf in collaboration with Jochen Gerz and Terry Fox. Worked with Joseph Beuys, Kraftwerk and Creamcheese events in Duesseldorf. Quitted 1975 the traditional art scene and moved to Wall City Berlin. First meeting with ►Boris Lurie in 1978 for pushing NO!art movement to stronger development. Works since 1999 at the world wide web for continuation the NO!art. Leads the NO!art headquarters east in Berlin together with Clayton Patterson at the NO!art headquarters west in New York. – Lives and works in Berlin-Kreuzberg.  more

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