- A Mini Train World

By Stefan Kaegi

The world of Mnemopark is based upon an actual railway model – 1:87. What does society look like in its industrially manufactured reduplication? By means of minicameras Mnemopark advances into a model of the alps like Tarkowskijs Stalker into the zones of a mysterious land. The play is a film that is shot by four passioned 80-year-old bricoleurs before the eyes of the audience: a documentary science-fiction on agriculture subsedies and an indian petrol-investor. The doughter of a farmer – who cannot afford to be a farmer anymore – explains why cows emit more CO2 than cars.  Thus a landscape simulation becomes film set. Meadows, forests, and barns are really faked up, though that only leads to a higher degree of their fictive reality. What is under these mountains?


Conzept and direction: Stefan Kaegi
Image: Lex Vögtli
Video: Jeanne Rüfenacht
Sound: Niki Neecke
Assistence: Agnese Cornelio / Anna K. Becker
Dramaturgy: Andrea Schwieter
With: Rahel Hubacher, Max Kurrus, Hermann Löhle, Heidy Louise Ludewig René Mühlethaler, Niki Neecke
Winner of the Jury Prize Festival Politik im Freien Theater 2005