22 October – 9 November and
14, 15, 16 November 2014
After Berlin, Vienna, Avignon, St. Petersburg, RIMINI PROTOKOLL, one of the most awarded avant-garde collectives in Europe, finally arrives in Milan, as part of the PLAY-K season and the Focus Germania .
REMOTE MILANO is a walking tour through the city guided by the electronic voice of a personal navigator who will speak in Italian.
A soundtrack written for Milan, which transforms the urban journey into a collective film.
A technological medium that directs and challenges its 50 participants: they are part of a collective entity, but the individual can make decisions for himself; he is both actor and spectator, observer and observed.
“Do the others listen to what I listen to?”
“How will we make common decisions?”
Artificial intelligence directs, but it also stimulates an altered perception that prompts people to look at reality and at themselves in a completely new way.
A game, an experience, a journey.
Milan as you have never seen it.
Starting point: Monumental Cemetery – main entrance
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 3.00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11.30 am and 3 pm
NB: The show is itinerant, lasts about 90 minutes and will be performed on foot.
limited places – reservation required
advance sale from 1 October 2014
full price €15.00
reduced €10.00 (students, under 18, over 60)
special ticket for project support €20.00
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO PARTICIPATE IN REMOTE MILAN
Please arrive at the meeting place 20 minutes before the start of the event. Since this is a route with obligatory stages, the starting time cannot be postponed. The show is itinerant, lasts about 90 minutes and will be covered on foot. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and a mackintosh in case of rain. At the meeting place you will be asked for a document as a deposit for the use of the navigator.
idea, text and direction: Stefan Kaegi, co-director: Jörg Karrenbauer; sound design: Nikolas Neecke; dramaturgy: Juliane Männel, Aljoscha Begrich; assistant director: Ilona Marti; voices by Acapela Group; production direction: Caroline Gentz
“Remote X” is a production of Rimini Apparat
in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal and dem Goethe-Institut Portugal, Festival Theaterformen Hannover/Braunschweig, Festival d’Avignon, Theater Spektakel Zurich, Kaserne Basel
with the support of: Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung and Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater Kanton Basel-Stadt; in co-production with House on Fire and with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
for Milan: assistant director: Federica Di Rosa; director of production and translation: Valentina Kastlunger (ZONA K)
Rimini Protokoll is today perhaps the most awarded artistic collective in Europe and a fundamental point of reference for all avant-garde theatre.
Its members, Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, met in the 1990s while studying at the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften at the University of Gießen. In 2000 they joined forces to form a collective of author-directors whose members can choose to work alone, in twos or threes. Since 2002, all their works – plays, radio plays, films and installations – have been signed Rimini-Protokoll.
At the heart of their research is the development of the expressive means of theatre to provoke new looks at reality. Each work draws on real life and uses elements and people from concrete situations and specific places.
Thus Haug, Kaegi and Wetzel proclaim a general assembly of the Daimler-Benz pièce theatre and, in so doing, transform it into one; they realise the 100% City project by bringing 100 real citizens onto the stage as a statistical sample to represent, among others, cities such as Berlin, Zurich, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen or San Diego. In Berlin and Dresden they develop audio installations about the Stasi, during which the spectator can listen to the real spy protocols of the GDR secret service with his mobile phone. They are currently touring with a group of Nigerian-European businessmen for the Lagos Business Angels project and with paraplegic MC Hallwachs for the play Qualitätskontrolle (Haug / Wetzel) or creating soundtracks for the most diverse cities in the world with the REMOTE X project (Kaegi).
In 2003 the play Shooting Bourbaki was awarded the NRW-Impulse prize; the projects Deadline (2004), Wallenstein – eine dokumentarische Inszenierung (2006) and Situation Rooms (2014) were invited to the prestigious Berliner Theatertreffen festival; Schwarzenbergplatz (2005) was nominated for the Austrian Nestroy Theatre Prize; Mnemopark was awarded the jury prize of the Berlin “Politik im freien Theater” Festival in 2005; and in 2007 the radio play Karl Marx: Das Kapital. Erster Band won both the audience prize and the Mülheimer Dramatiker Preis jury prize at the national contemporary drama festival Stücke 2007.
In November 2007 Haug, Kaegi and Wetzel received a special prize from the Deutsches Theaterpreis DER FAUST; in April 2008 they were awarded the Thessaloniki European Theatre Prize in the category “New Realities”; in 2008 the radio play Karl Marx: Das Kapital, Erster Band received the Blind War Veterans Prize (for which the radio play Peymannbeschimpfung was also nominated).
In 2011 Rimini-Protokoll’s entire work was awarded the Silver Lion at the 41st Venice Biennale. Venice Theatre Biennale.
Since 2003 Rimini Protokoll has been based in Berlin in the offices of the Hebbel am Ufer theatre.
Remote Milano is part of Milano Cuore d’Europa, the multidisciplinary cultural programme dedicated to the European identity of our city also through the figures and movements that, with their history and artistic production, have contributed to building its European citizenship and cultural dimension.
Pic. by Luca Meola