Peter Greenaway

The Tulse Luper Suitcases

Lecture given at the transmediale.03

Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway

Media Files


The Tulse Luper Suitcase is an ambitious audiovisual project by director Peter Greenaway (gb/nl). Films, DVDs, television, the Web, books, interactive DVDs and an exhibition are combined to stage the story of the picaresque adventures of Tulse Luper. Between 1928 and 1989, Luper is caught up in a life of prisons from Wales to Manchuria in which he invents projects in different art forms. Having come to fame, a conference and exhibition in New York is dedicated to Luper and his 92 suitcases.

Peter Greenaway speaks on the background and full scope of The Tulse Luper Suitcases project. The Kasander Film Company highlight the first development of the Tulse Luper Web and present its official international start. Students of the University of Leipzig - the first German "Luper Authorities" - present their research on Tulse Luper in The Tulse Luper Office.

Artists / Authors



Berliner Kulturveranstaltungs-GmbH in cooperation with the House of World Cultures and the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes


House of World Cultures, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany

Partners / Sponsors

The Tulse Luper Suitcases in Germany project is a collaboration of Kasander Film Company (nl) producer, Rotterdam Net Entertainment (de) German co-producer, Berlin Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM)

Cooperating educational institutions in Germany: Martin Luther Universität Halle, Hochschule für Kunst und Design - Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Universität von Leipzig




, Nov 17, 2003



Additions to Keyword List