Programme

doublelucky productions

YOU ARE OUT THERE

Part of the focus “Spy on Me”

Performance

German / English / 90 min.

The Internet has long since been the place where people encounter us for the first time. We all constantly create new digital profiles and avatars, we register domains, user IDs and passwords under the most original names. Our doubles are out there – and they are active.

In the performance “YOU ARE OUT THERE”, the multimedia and digital arts ensemble surrounding Chris Kondek and Christiane Kühl confront our ubiquitous self-images with their growing exploitation by industry and organisations who make our digital doubles work for their own purposes. Birth certificates, driver’s licences, health cards, passports, visas, work permits and biometric photos: in the databases of administrative offices, our doubles live off us. Thanks to our wealth of profiles, the possibility of being identified is widespread and not guaranteed in equal measure. Our digital self-images on social media have long been colluding with those from state security systems, and are gaining more and more control over our physical existence. Our doubles are turning into doppelgängers, pursuing their own agenda.

“YOU ARE OUT THERE” depicts a world in which selfies are turned into ID cards and are sometimes more important than the people they represent. And so in the performance, the doppelgängers of the audience are turned into accomplices of a multimedia ghost story, to explore the scope for identity manipulation on both sides of the law with the help of experimental IT technology. 

Cast

Concept, Text, Performance, Direction: Chris Kondek & Christiane Kühl / doublelucky productions / Concept, Text, Performance, IT: Idella Craddock / Set and Costume Design: Sonja Füsti / Composition and Music: Hannes Strobl / Video: Phillip Hohenwarter, Victor Morales, Ruth Stofer / Research and dramaturgical collaboration: Maria Rößler / IT: Felix Marthaler / Lighting and Technical management: Marc Zeuske / Productionmanagement and Assistant to the Director: Eva Lämmerzahl / Assistance Set and Costumes: Christina Amrhein, Sandra Li Maennel Saavedra / Thanks to: Priska Herger

Dates

  • Past
    Wed 24.1.2018, 19:00 / HAU2
    Thu 25.1.2018, 19:00 / HAU2

Credits

A production by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in cooperation with doublelucky productions, in co-production with Münchner Kammerspiele, Gessnerallee Zürich, Schauspiel Leipzig.

Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses and the Federal Agency for Civic Education.

Location

HAU2
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße). Wheelchair ramp and lift available. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised via service@hebbel-am-ufer.de.