The Script

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The Script

Afterword by Bettina Röhl, introduction by Clemens von Wedemeyer, text(s) by Ulrike Meinhof

Series: dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken

German, English

2012. 48 pp., 19 ills.

17.50 x 25.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2941-3

While researching his essay for the dOCUMENTA (13), the artist Clemens von Wedemeyer (*1974) ran across a screenplay by director Eberhard Itzenplatz, complete with handwritten notes and drawings, at the Berlin Akademie der Künste; it was the basis for the screenplay by Ulrike Meinhof, Bambule. Fürsorge – Sorge für wen? (Bambule: Care – Care for Whom?) The television broadcast, planned for 1970, was canceled, because the journalist and later co-founder of the RAF had disappeared into the terrorist underground ten days before. In Wedemeyer’s eyes, the screenplay is film material that reflects the work environment, the production process, and (self) limitations, and in this specific case, the fact that it is a kind of time capsule. When the film was broadcast twenty-four years later, the social landscape had already been fundamentally transformed. The screenplay closes the gap in time and is a testimony to the discussions held among the participants. In an afterword, the publicist Bettina Röhl (*1962), daughter of Ulrike Meinhof, sheds some light on the motivation for the orphanage campaign as a political program.

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The documenta (Kassel, Germany) is regarded as the world´s most important exhibition of contemporary art today. Ever since the first show in 1955, the documenta has made considerable contributions to the history of art.

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