2045: Müller in Metropolis

Part of “Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2017”


45 min.

The “marriage of man and machine” was Heiner Müller’s obsession. His formulation “from the databank to the slaughterhouse” takes on a disquieting currency. In a lecture-concert, andcompany&Co. remind us of the forgotten socialist origins of Big Data and draw a line to contemporary post-democratic forms of governance, a life between cybernetics and revolts. “Down with the joy of submission!”  


By and with: Alexander Karschnia, Nicola Nord, Sascha Sulimma / Video: Kathrin Krottenthaler / Stage design: Knuth Irche / Company Management, Production: Katja Sonnemann, Sigrid Hilmer


  • Past
    Thu 3.3.2016, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 5.3.2016, 19:00 / HAU1
    Sun 18.6.2017, 19:00 / HAU1


We thank Barbara Köppe for letting us use the portrait of Heiner Müller, from the series “Quartett”, Theater im Palast, Berlin 1989. Ingrid von Kruse for the usage of her Heiner Müller-Portrait and Münchner Stadtmuseum for the kind loan of the puppet.

“2045: Müller in Metropolis” was invited to the Shanghai Biennale 2017.

Commissioned by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. “2045: Müller in Metropolis” was performed 2016 as part of the festival “Heiner Müller!” at HAU Hebbel am Ufer. A cooperation between HAU Hebbel am Ufer and the International Heiner Müller Society. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

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