Who are you when the phone rings?
Does intimicy start when service ends?
Imagine going for a walk with somebody who is not there!
A 60-minutes Mobile Phone Theatre by Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel
THE PLAY STARTS THE MOMENT YOUR CELL PHONE IS RINGING.
YOU WALK THROUGH THE CITY, THE SHOW IS AT THE PHONE.
A VOICE COMES CLOSER - WHO EVER IT IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE THE TWO OF YOU ARE TRANSCONTINENTAL PARTNERS FOR THE NEXT 60 MINUTES. YOU HEAD OFF AS A SPECTATOR, BUT YOU MIGHT BECOME THE USER, THE AGENT, THE HERO OF YOUR PERSONAL SET.
This is the most intimate form of theatre that Kolkata has ever witnessed.
Slightly overwhelmed by the intensity and busyness of the encounter but looking at my surroundings with new eyes, I come to the end of the tour in a shiny mall at Potsdamer Platz to finally see 'Bruce' waving at me from a small screen in the window of a consumer electronics store.