by Rimini Protokoll (Kaegi/Karrenbauer)
REMOTE LONDON is part of an international phenomenon staged all over the world – from Moscow to New York, Milan to Bangalore. Through the playful guidance of a computer-generated voice, people who have never met before come together to explore the city from the perspective of artificial intelligence. GPS takes centre stage and transforms London into a living playing field.
Cult pioneer of documentary theatre, Rimini Protokoll, is an internationally celebrated collective founded by Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel from Switzerland and Germany. Awards include the Silver Lion of the Biennale for Performing Arts in Venice in 2011 and the Swiss Grand Prix of Theatre in 2015.
The start point is at St George’s Gardens (entrance next to 8 Wakefield Street, London WC1N). Please meet inside the garden to be equipped with the audio equipment from 3:30pm. We ask the audience to leave a credit card, driver’s licence or a £50 deposit for the loan of the equipment (returned at the end of the performance), to read and sign the following Health and Safety Notice, to wear comfortable shoes for walking and to come prepared for all weather conditions. The running time of the performance is 1 hour 50 minutes. The end point for REMOTE LONDON is in a different part of London so we advise using public transport to reach the start point.
Concept and Direction: Stefan Kaegi
Research and Co-Direction: Jörg Karrenbauer
Sound Design: Nikolas Neecke
Sound Design in London: Ekaterina Reshetnikova
Sound Design in London and Director Assistance: Ilona Marti
Dramaturgy: Aljoscha Begrich
Technical Direction: Sven Nichterlein
Production management: Juliane Männel
Stage Management in London: Sara Codrington
London Guide 1: Holly Gibbons
London Guide 2: Zoe Tsavdarides
London Guide 3: Ysabel Clare
REMOTE LONDON is presented as part of Theatre of Europe and Chelsea Theatre in Rep and is supported by Arts Council England, Goethe-Institut London, Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Culture Fund UK.
REMOTE X is a production of Rimini Apparat. It had its opening in Berlin in May 2013 where it was co-produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal and Goethe-Institut Portugal, Festival Theaterformen Hannover/Braunschweig, Festival d’Avignon, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Kaserne Basel. Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund Berlin and by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater Kanton Basel-Stadt. A House on Fire coproduction with the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union. Voices by Acapela Group.