Werner Fritsch events


Werner Fritsch is the author of numerous award-winning theatre and radio plays, a highly acclaimed novel, and the writer/director of three experimental films. His cutting edge work, moving between different media, has received widespread acclaim in Germany and he has been awarded numerous prestigious scholarships and prizes, including Best German Audio Book for Enigma Emmy Göring (2009). The German national magazine Der Spiegel called him “Germany’s boldest poet.”

in image of multimedia installation
Tuesday, February 9 through Friday, February 12
Shown hourly from 10 AM – 4 PM
Fine Arts Building Room 255A

A collective interpretation of Nico — Sphinx of Ice, a play by visiting artist Werner Fritsch, presented as a multimedia installation by UGA students Elizabeth Rogers, Kyle Morrison, Stewart Engart, Hannah Foster, Anna Pieri, and Marlon Burnley.

Werner Fritsch reads from Nico — Sphinx of Ice
Thursday, February 11 at 5 PM
Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre

Screening of Faust Song of the Sun
Friday, February 12 at 4 PM with reception at 7 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150

Werner Fritsch will introduce the screening of his cinematic poem Faust Song of the Sun. The film reflects on a central moment in Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s seminal play Faust (1808/32), offering a stream of images and text probing Faust’s notion of contentment in a beautiful moment. Attempting to counter the pervasive notion of globalization as taking over the world, Fritsch’s film explores the diversity of foreign cultures and different natures, highlighting “a certain human vision” of “watching the world with open eyes.” Faust Song of the Sun is a cultural adventure addressing fundamental questions about human relations, faith, the nature of beauty and the mythical foundations of reality.

Sponsored by the Department of German and Slavic Studies, A.G. Steer Professorship, Slingshot Festival, and Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).