Remote X

By Stefan Kaegi, Jörg Karrenbauer

In Remote X, a group of 50 people set off into the city wearing headphones. They are guided by a synthetic voice - as we know them from GPS navigators. The encounter with this artificial intelligence leads the group to perform an experiment on themselves. How are joint decisions made? Who do we follow when we are guided by algorhythms?

50 people watch each other, make individual decisions and yet remain always part of a group. While the artificial intelligence observes human behaviour from a distance, the voice step by step sounds more familiar. Along the way, binaural recordings and film scores provide a soundtrack for the urban landscape. The journey through the city feels more and more like a collective film.

Remote X questions artificial intelligence, big data and our predictability. As the project tours from city to city, each new site-specific version builds upon the dramaturgy of the previous city.

 

Concept, Script and Direction: Stefan Kaegi
Script and Direction on Location: Jörg Karrenbauer
Sound Design Concept: Nikolas Neecke
Sound Design on Location: Nikolas Neecke, Ilona Marti, Ekaterina Reshetnikova, Peter Breitenbach
Dramaturgy: Aljoscha Begrich, Juliane Männel
Production Management: Caroline Gentz

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

Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund Berlin and by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater Kanton Basel-Stadt. A House on Fire coproduction with the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union.