One-to-one-Performance with an Artificial Intelligence
Friday, June 17 → 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Saturday, June 18 → 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00
Sunday, June 19 → 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00
Language: English or German
Deep Godot turns the ambivalences of artificial intelligence into an individual experience. Therefore, Interrobang and trains Deep Godot, an A.I. that offers individual age guidance for people from 15 to 100plus. The Smart Ageing program Deep Godot gets to know people long before they reach the end of their lives, in order to better and more personally accompany, entertain, and prepare them for their later passing away.
Audiences can participate in a Deep Godot one-on-one booth. Through microphone and headphones, they communicate with Deep Godot,negotiate personal, medical, and philosophical issues, and imagine different scenarios.
Deep Godot explores the limits and possibilities of individual agency and social solidarity in a world increasingly shaped by A.I.. What is the relationship between profit-oriented promises of progress and emancipatory potentials? At the same time, communication with Deep Godot enables a personal and poetic confrontation with one’s own transience.
Concept: Interrobang Devising and Text: Lisa Großmann, Peggy Mädler, Till Müller-Klug, Lajos Talamonti, Nina Tecklenburg Programming: Florian Fischer Stage: Dominik v. Stillfried Music: Friedrich Greiling Lightdesign, Technical Director Dirk Lutz Grafic, Animation: Jürgen Fehrmann, Julia Elger Production: ehrliche arbeit, Sandra Klöss PR: Tina Ebert
A production by Interrobang in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE.
INTERROBANG include Till Müller-Klug, Nina Tecklenburg, Lajos Talamonti and Guests. The group develops new theatre formats in order to discuss current social phenomena and questions. In installative theatre spaces and participative game settings, the audience can experience, test and reflect on new scenic communication models. Playing with theatrical community thus becomes playing with present and possible future social forms and value systems. Interrobang performs on stages in the German-speaking countries and at international festivals.
INTERROBANG about themselves:
We develop new performative formats to examine current socio-political issues, phenomena and questions. For this we create unusual, often installative theatre spaces as well as participatory immersive game settings, in which the audience can test and experience new scenic models of communication – like, for example, in our spaces based on a language laboratory or a call centre. In this way, playing with a theatrical community becomes a play with actual and possible future societal forms and value systems.
We like to adopt means of expression and materials from other, primarily auditive forms of art and media like the radio play or feature, and place them in new, performative contexts. The collective space of theatre interests us as a microcosm of society, in which the reflection and transgression of existing social and economic structures and regulations becomes possible.
Central to our works are multiple options: our performances hardly ever follow a linear path but offer possibilities for branches, different outcomes and unforeseen dramaturgies. Crucial decisions are made mostly by the audience, thus our projects are always also about democratic processes: about the possibilities and limits of participation as well as the (un)freedom of choice within a given system.
Our interdisciplinary theatre occupies a place beyond the old-fashioned separation between dramatic and post-dramatic theatre. Our forms of performance are also always experiments with text, fiction, narration and illusion. Performance is for us both a social and participatory present, full of real risks and unpredictable side effects, and a space for the experience of the fantastic and utopian. Game, fiction and narration serve us as a means of emphatic questioning – as an interrobang.
Partners: Goethe Institut and German Ministry of Foreign Affairs