The Walks

By Haug / Kaegi / Puschke / Wetzel

"The Walks" is an app with a series of walks by Rimini Protokoll. Each walk is a short audio experience for a specific place in your city and an invitation to rediscover and interact with your environment.
It only takes approx. 20 minutes to do an audio walk. Get going whenever you want. You decide how many of the walks you’d like to do and in what order.
The stories and soundscapes in the short audio experiences are global in scope. "The Walks" connects people around the world in a local experience via the fundamental human action of walking.
 
Walking in public gained new meaning with the COVID-19 pandemic. An ancient, daily ritual became an integral part of the new normality. People meet, walk, stroll through neighborhoods, play in landscapes, and perceive their environment anew with every stride.
 
The Walks understands walking as a theatrical scenario – an audio-guided walk in parks, a staged walk in supermarkets or timed interactions on riverbanks. In every city, voices, sounds, and music turn familiar places into sites and landscapes into stages, step by step through storytelling, dialogical situations, choreographic discoveries, or musical and rhythmic variations on walking. The title of every walk indicates where or how to do it: “Walk for a cemetery”, “Walk along the water” or “Walk at a roundabout”.
 
Trailer: The Walks
 
To use: 
The Walks" is an app for smartphones that you can download from the App Store or Google Play. To start the Walks, you will receive an activation code when you buy the ticket, which you redeem in the app.
To ensure that the app runs smoothly, you should have a current operating system (5 or later for Android or 13 or later for iOS). You will need 100 MB of storage space on your device to install the app "The Walks".
"The Walks" is an invitation to walk at varying speeds and intensities. More detailed information about each walk is available in the app.
 
Download (from July 24, 2021)
https://thewalks.page.link/ios
https://thewalks.page.link/android
 
Script, Direction: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel
Idea, Dramaturgy: Cornelius Puschke
App Development: Steffen Klaue, Alexander Morosow
Sounddesign / Mastering: Frank Böhle
Music / Composition: Frank Böhle et al. (see individual walks)
Graphic Design: Ilona Marti
Voice Recordings: Rimini Protokoll, studio lärm, and Lorenz Rollhäuser
Production Manager: Maitén Arns
Production Assistant: Steven Sander
App Development Assistant: Gaétan Langlois-Meurinne
 
Translation: Panthea (Naomi Boyce, Aurélien Foster, Anna Galt, Erica Grossi, Vivian Ia, Adrien Leroux, Lianna Mark, Samuel Petit, Yanik Riedo, Lorenzo de Sabbata)
 
Experts / Contributors:  Erdem Gunduz, Stephanie Haug, Katja Otto, Martin Schmitz, Antonio Tagliarini
 
Speakers: Bente Bausum, Melanie Baxter-Jones, Lena Bruun Bondeson, Lène Calvez, Maimouna Coulibaly, Louisa Devins, Margot Gödros, Melissa Holroyd, Christiane Hommelsheim, Stéphane Hugel, Timur Isik, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Lara Körte, Koffi Kra, Alexandra Lauck, Max Lechat, Joshua Lerner, Steve Mekoudja, Lara-Sophie Milagro, Kamran Sorusch, Antonio Tagliarini, Lucie Zelger
 
Documentation / Trailer: Expander Film (Stefan Korsinsky, Lilli Kuschel)
 
Thank you: Barcelona Cicle de l’Aigua, Milagro Alvarez, Ignasi Batalle Barber, Aljoscha Begrich, Andreas Fischbach, Jannis Grimm (Institute for the Study of Protest and Social Movements), Ant Hampton, Lilli Kuschel, Jan Meuel, Barbara Morgenstern, Ricardo Sarmiento, Hilla Steiner, Enric Tello, Valentin Wetzel, SA, Gustavo Ramon Wilhelmi
 
A production by  Rimini Apparat. 
In co-production with creart / Teatrelli, BorderLight – International Theatre + Fringe Festival Cleveland, European Forum Alpbach, Fondazione Armonie d’Arte, HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts, International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Zona K, Festival PERSPECTIVES.
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.