Remote Together - Reality Vaccine is a format that searches for new digital and hybrid forms of shared theatrical experience while bringing together different artists in Europe using new digital tools. For the first edition, Transit Productions is developing a series of simultaneous performances with theater maker Pankaj Tiwari (Amsterdam), the collective Club Real (Berlin), and visual artists Thomas Hörl & Peter Kozek (Vienna) which will be experienced both locally and digitally.
At various European locations, the performers will go in search of the creatures of the city. Together with them, the audience follows the trail of man as an animal among animals, takes a look at pack formations and swarm intelligences that subtly organize our coexistence. These artistic expeditions take place simultaneously at all locations and each sends a signal to the central office. There, the live director produces a stream from the various feeds, which can be viewed and heard by the small swarms of local audiences – on the road or at the base station – via smartphone. In this way, the local audiences unite for the duration of the events to form a transnational supra-swarm, and the interventions and performances are related to each other.
Upon ticket purchase, you will receive the link to the stream, which will broadcast from 19:15 for the entire duration of each performance. To follow the live stream during the walk, you will need a charged smartphone, a stable internet connection and headphones. We kindly ask visitors to show their Covid certificate at the beginning of the performance.
Each of the Walks will take place outside. For people with limited mobility, it is possible to follow the livestream in a central venue or from home.
An ecologist, a geologist and an artist drive into their dilemmas with a global localisation adapting and developing for 370±8 million years. The amniotic eggs gave them the neuronal fish to twist their realities on a planet that is not remote. They are progressively exploring the earth and its “civilisations”, trying to intervene with Unphibian Localization, attempting to record the communication of unembodied abstraction in a localised spatiotemporality that their civilisation calls a "landscape park". Perspectives are (im)personal so are opinions and modelled abstractions of the aggregates of organisms they fail to understand. Hence, they create a simulated recreation in an urban location that’s “ideally” habitable for the entities under their scopes. Would the biases of their professional identity bleed into their research or a speculative (anti)dote of utility bleed into the not so subtle experimental inquisition?
Curation and Artistic Strategy: Pankaj Tiwari
Concept , Creation and Performance: Matías Muñoz Sandoval and Arijit Laik
Production: Elisa Schillaci
Meeting Point live audience:
Het Amsterdamse Bos
Bosbaanweg, 1182DA Amsterdam
Starting time: 7.30 p.m.
Night Moves with Wild Boar and Privet Hawk Moth
Two representatives of non-human urban citizens meet and walk the streets of Berlin at night.
Each walk begins at a place significant to the coexistence of various species and ends at Berlin's first Organisms Democracy. En route the night flaneurs pass by their favourite places and talk about current topics of city ecosystems, such as ecology of natural disturbance, regime change or synanthropic species.
Wild boar, known as the ancestor of the popular domestic pigs, has been a Berlin resident for a long time and seeks not only food resources but above all protection from the threat of being hunted outside the city limits. Privet Hawk moth is adamantly European. She can be found from the Mediterranean up to Scandinavia and from Portugal to Western Siberia. But, like so many nocturnal citizens, Privet Hawk Moth is utterly unknown to most humans. Contrary to Wild Boar she already is a citizen of Organisms Democracy Berlin Osloer Str. and is willing to share her experiences with this new kind of political system.
Their nightly excursions are moderated and filmed by radio playwright and dramatist David Lindemann.
Club Real (Marianne Ramsay-Sonneck, Mathias Lenz, David Lindemann and Georg Reinhardt)
Osloer Strasse, between No. 107 and No. 108 (near the sign "Organismendemokratie")
Start for the live audience at 7:15 p.m.
FOR THE ART
The last remaining original pavilion from the Vienna World Exhibition of 1873 is located in the Prater, the historic imperial hunting area. The territory, originally a wild riparian forest, is now a kind of artists' colony, an island in the middle of the urban development area, the gentrification all around like an old Viennese Lady who stayed seated insistently defying.
For Remote Together, Vanessa M. slips into the role of the hostess, the pavilion becomes a castle and, together with the half overgrown garden, forms the background for a decadent rendezvous, turbo-capitalist, wild procurement of food for the hungry crowd and a dramatic end all inclusive.
Come and see and don’t be afraid of guns and deers!
Concept: Thomas Hörl & Peter Kozek
Performance: Thomas Hörl, Peter Kozek, Alexander Martinz, Vanessa Mazanik, Daniel Mazanik, Florian Ronc
Meeting Point Live Video-Walk:
Bildhauergebäude des Bundes
The building is directly opposite the main entrance of the football arena. There is a big green door with the inscription "Bildhauer ...".
Meeting Point Public Viewing:
Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien
ZFF– Zentrum Fokus Forschung
Rustenschacher Allee 2-4
Starting time: 7.30 p.m.
The Zurich contribution is based on domestic cats, which in their double identity as house cat at home during the day and predator in the jungle at night, represent in personal union what our society increasingly lives in a division of labor: Some sit at home as couch potatoes with a potent credit card and delegate the challenges of life in the wilderness to Netflix, the slaves of the gig economy and other insanity out there.
The performance equips three "animals" with a GPS tracker and follows them together with biologist and cat expert Madeleine Geiger. Through the live generated movement patterns, heat maps, location coordinates the audience swarm approaches the questions of human-animal prey and terriorital behavior, fragile biodiversity and the limits of (self-)domestication.
Transit Productions (Barbara Weber, Dominic Huber, Florian Ronc, Yannik Böhmer, Kati Rickenbach)
Performance: Barbara Weber, Dominic Huber, N.N.
Seilbahn Rigiblick (Talstation)
|Barbara Weber, Dominic Huber, Florian Ronc, Yannik Böhmer, Kati Rickenbach (Transit Productions)|
|Thomas Hörl & Peter Kozek (Wien), Pankaj Tiwari (Amsterdam) Club Real (Berlin), Transit Productions (Zürich) und weiteren|