Daniel Wetzel / Rimini Protokoll: "This is not a performance"
On parasite performance strategies, globalized theater formats and how to turn the city into a multiheaded character.
Dienstag, 31. Januar 2012, 19 Uhr, Aula
Rimini Protokoll is the label for the works of Helgard Haug (born 1969), Stefan Kaegi (b. 1972) and Daniel Wetzel (b. 1969) in various team constellations (related to theatre, live art, radio plays and installation), often mentioned as inventors of a new wave of documentary theatre. Since 2000, Rimini Protokoll has brought its "theatre of experts" to the stage and into city spaces, interpreted by non-professional actors who are called "experts" for that very reason. Since 2004 Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi und Daniel Wetzel are artists in residence at Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) Berlin.
"Call Cutta", one of their recent works, was based on outsourcing: The performers or 'experts', who were employees of a call center, were located in Salt Lake, Calcutta, India, providing the audience in Berlin, Germany with individual cell phone performances, with each call center agent guiding just one spectator solely through the remote maze of lanes of Kreuzberg. Rimini Protokoll`s work includes among others "Karl Marx´ Kapital Vol. 1" (2006), "Deadline" (2004), "Shooting Bourbaki. Ein Knabenschiessen" (2002), "Mnemopark" (2005), "Hauptversammlung" (2009), and "100 Percent Karlsruhe" (2011, for the Supreme Court). "Call Cutta in a box" won a Honorary Mention by the Prix Ars Electronica 09 (International Competition for Cyber Arts) in the category Interactive Art. In 2011 Rimini Protokoll was awarded the Silver Lion of the 41th Biennale of Venice, established to honour new theatrical realities.
Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.