global swarming – the science of the antz


German /  English /  approx. 80 mins.

The ant is near: andcompany&Co. are in the middle of a transformation: soon they will become ANTCOMPANY. But what is so fascinating to them about these little bugs? Individually they may be dumb, but together they are super smart - a super organism: the “secret world power”! And they are correspondingly entrusted with a lot: if they don’t end up saving the climate (and with it humanity), then their progeny will certainly become the dominant civilisation on this planet. Or haven’t algorithms already long since transformed human society into a gigantic colony of ants (ant-based algorithms)? Is this phase IV, the transition to a hyperintelligence? The earth as the sole “super organism”? While humans are paused in a frenzied standstill, they become militant: electro-ants cause short circuits in factories. It is high time to make contact in order to make common cause against fossil fuel-dependent catastrophe capitalism: two species, one goal: CANCEL INDUSTRIAL CO2! ANTiFA ACTION AGAINST FOSSIL FASCISM!


Concept & Direction: andcompany&Co., (Alexander Karschnia, Nicola Nord, Sascha Sulimma) / By & With: Noah Fischer, Alexander Karschnia, Nicola Nord, Sascha Sulimma / Text: Alexander Karschnia &Co. / Music: Sascha Sulimma &Co. / Lighting Installation: Noah Fischer / Video: Kathrin Krottenthaler, Fruzsina Jesse / Stage: Noah Fischer mit Caroline Wächter / Costume & Make-up: Hila Flashkes / Assistance Stage Design: Christian Dillner / Costume Collaboration: Linda Tiebel / Assistance direction: Leonie Hahn / Technical direction: Marc Zeuske / Production Management: Daniela Guse, Johanna Thomas / Administration: Rahel Häseler, Nora Liebetreu / Communication: Alexandra Lauck, Rahel Häseler / Company Management: Caroline Farke


  • Past
    Cancelled – new date will follow
    Fri 14.1.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Cancelled – new date will follow
    Sat 15.1.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Cancelled – new date will follow
    Sun 16.1.2022, 19:00 / HAU2
    Cancelled – new date will follow
    Mon 17.1.2022, 19:00 / HAU2
    Thu 9.6.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 10.6.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 11.6.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sun 12.6.2022, 17:00 / HAU2

After the performance on June 11: Artist Talk / moderation: Cord Riechelmann


Production: andcompany&Co. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, FFT Düsseldorf. Funded by: Capital Cultural Fund, Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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