The Song of a Soldier on Watch ( WW3 Lili Marlene ) @ Kampnagel / Hamburg

Photos by Anja Winterhalter

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Branko Miliskovic’s performance ‘’ The Song of a Soldier on Watch’’ was inspired by the controversial but at the same time very popular German song Lili Marlene. It was written in 1915 by a soldier Hans Leip . During the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia , Radio Belgrade was transformed into a radio station providing entertainment for German army. Lili Marlene was often played and gained popularity also in other countries on both sides of the front line. Someone even said that the song could lead to the revolt of the troops. In his performance  Miliskovic ‘resides’ in the body of both Lili Marlene and the soldier – author of the song. He makes a junction of both sexes and creates a androgenic character.

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