2 to 15 October 2013

Startpunkt/Starting point: Teich im Park des Palais Liechtenstein, Eingang Fürstengasse 1, 1090 Wien

Rimini Protokoll (Kaegi/Karrenbauer)

Remote Wien

Österreichische Erstaufführung

Remote Wien is a journey through the city. A soundtrack to parks, subway stations, playgrounds, shopping malls, retirement homes. A soundtrack for a swarm of 50 individuals. These people, who have never met each other before, go on a virtual scavenger hunt playing online games. In Remote Wien just such a swarm sets out into the real city with radio headphones. They are guided by an artificial voice as you might recognise from GPS navigation systems or airports. Film music and sound recordings add sound to the urban landscape along the way. This encounter with this artificial intelligence entices the horde to self-experiment. Could this be the beginning of a movement? The journey through the city becomes a collective film. And while the artificial intelligence observes human behaviour from a distance of one foreign to the species, its voice somehow sounds ever more familiar with every step. The project has taken place in Berlin, Hanover, Lisbon and Avignon, among other cities. Each new location-specific version builds upon the dramaturgy of the previous city, searches for new locations in the next city and continues writing the piece.

A photo identification is required as deposit for the issuing of an audio device. Since the starting and ending point of the event are not the same, arriving by bicycle or car is not recommended. Longer walking sections are part of the approximately two-hour tour. The event is not completely accessible/barrier-free. All-weather clothing and solid shoes are recommended.

Idea Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll) Text and staging Stefan Kaegi, Jörg Karrenbauer Sound design Nikolas Neecke Directorial assistance Ilona Marti Dramaturgy Juliane Männel, Aljoscha Begrich Production Juliane Männel, Lena Mody

Remote X is a production of Rimini Apparat. In co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal Lisbon, Goethe Institute Portugal, Festival Theaterformen Hanover/Braunschweig, Festival d’Avignon, Zürcher Theater Spektakel and Kaserne Basel.

Remote Wien is a cooperation between Rimini Apparat and brut Wien.

Financed by funds from the Capital City Cultural Fund, supported by Pro Helvetia, The Swiss Arts Council, and Fachausschuss Tanz and Theater Basel. Voices by Acapela Group. In co-production with House on Fire, with support of the Cultural Programme of the European Union. Thanks to the Ringstrassen-Galerien.

€ 14/€ 8/€ 6 with the brutkarte*

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