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Rimini Protokoll: Series State 1-4 Phenomenon of Post-democracy
 
Editor: Imanuel Schipper
Paperback with 204 pages
Size: 260 x 210 mm
ISBN 978-3-95749-133-6
With numerous colored illustrations
22,- Euro
Publisher: Theater der Zeit
 
In four theatre productions (Top Secret International, Society under Construction, Dreaming Collectives.
Tapping sheep and Davos: State of the World) shows Rimini Protocol interactive scenic results of a research trip along the edges of the democratic legitimated state. Diary entries and snapshots provide insights into the production process. Impressive photos of the performances from unusual perspectives and excerpts from the scripts document the unique methods of dealing with the audience. Sociological, philosophical, media-scientific and political essays (by Ganga Jey Aratnam, Lukas Baerfuss, Timon Beyes, Matthias Fuchs, Dieter Läpple, Gabriela Muri, Imanuel Schipper and Hannah Trittin) pose the questions together with Rimini Protokoll: what is true about the fear that PR strategists and privately funded advisory and advocacy teams snatch the control of an increasingly global acting society from the hands of its politicians? Does the state in its neo-liberal form consists only of formal but weak  empty sleeves? Is democracy just a name for something that we do not want anymore - even though we actually would like to have it?
 

A publication by Rimini Protokoll in cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of 100 Years of Now. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.

 

 

 

Edited by Miriam Dreysse and Florian Malzacher

240 pages | 296 full colour images | ISBN 978-3-89581-187-6 | 19.90 Euro | Alexander Verlag Berlin

Available at: www.alexander-verlag.com.

Elderly ladies, teenagers, unemployed air traffic controllers, talented mayoral candidates, Vietnam soldiers, counsellors, Bulgarian longdistance lorry drivers, Indian call centre workers – "real people" are always at the centre of Rimini Protokoll's directorial work. Experts of their daily lives, they are the defining aspect of the documentary work of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel. It is rare that the clash between fiction and reality is made so clear, and simultaneously so emotional and playful, as in the theatre of Rimini Protokoll.
In this volume, journalists, academics and artists present and reflect upon the stage productions, as well as the site-specific works, audio tours and radio pieces of the successful trio of directors. With numerous colour photographs and a complete catalogue of works.

Articles by Eva Behrendt, Miriam Dreysse, Ehren Fordyce, Heiner Goebbels, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Florian Malzacher, Annemie Matzke, Tobi Müller, Priyanka Nandy, Matthias Pees, Rimin Protokoll, Kathrin Röggla, Jens Roselt und Gerald Siegmund.

Co-produced by Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft (Universität Gießen), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), National Theatre School  Continuing Education (Copenhagen), Project Arts Centre (Dublin), PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver)

Kindly supported by Pro Helvetia