machina eX



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For their new adventure, machina eX, together with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is going out into the city: In “PATROL” the players become consultants in a fictional company offering surveillance services on commission. Using a smartphone, supported by friendly humanoid co-workers, they dive into a world of play and work that is placed over urban reality as a razor-thin fictional layer. As a theatrical near-future simulation “PATROL” makes a world playable in which the platform capitalism has opened up the futures market ‘security on demand’. 

By buying your ticket, you declare that you have taken the following IMPORTANT INFORMATION into account and that you accept them:

  • duration: 120-180 minutes
    → no late admittance – please arrive 15 minutes prior to the beginning
  • location: outdoor (starting point: HAU2)
    → Weatherproof clothing and sturdy footwear are recommended.
    → Walking longer distances is part of the event – please do not bring any luggage.
  • For taking part in the event’s game, a smartphone (with a battery runtime sufficient for the duration of the event) is required, with which sending text messages, making phone calls and using the internet is possible. Standard charges according to your mobile phone contract apply.
    → Visitors who do not own a smartphone or who do not have a German mobile phone provider are asked to borrow a phone for the duration of the event by leaving their ID as deposit at HAU2 from 60 minutes before the beginning of the event onwards (only while stock lasts).
    → By calling the phone number noted on your ticket in order to make the registration required for the attendance of the event, you declare that you accept that your mobile phone number is saved and used for the purposes of the event’s game format for its duration. Any data exchanged with machina eX during and prior to the event will be deleted after the end of the event.
  • Visitors have to take care of their personal security in the public space – especially by considering traffic and other sources of danger – for the duration of the event.
  • Visitors under 16 years can attend the event only in the company of their legal guardian. This legal guardian cannot simultaneously attend the event themselves.
  • Only one person per ticket is entitled to play the event’s game. If you have booked more than one ticket, you commit yourself to forward all information of this document to all other persons.


Concept: machina eX / Performance: Anne Eigner, Joyce Ferse, Gerard Gorszyca, Clara Jansen, Fabian Jezuita, Ronni Maciel, Ikko Masuda, Ania Rafeld, Stéphanie Reist, Sophie Roeder, Cosima Straub / Performance (voice): Nora Decker / Performance (photos): Stefan Tontsch / Text: Clara Ehrenwerth / Dramaturgy & game design: Yves Regenass / Interaction design & programming: Benedikt Kaffai, Lasse Marburg / Sound design: Mathias Prinz / Production management: Sina Kießling / Graphics & web design: Simon Koschmieder / Assistance direction: Laura Tontsch / Translation: Layne Mosler


  • Past
    Wed 12.6.2019, 18:00 / Outdoor (start point: HAU2)
    Thu 13.6.2019, 18:00 / Outdoor (start point: HAU2)
    Fri 14.6.2019, 18:00 / Outdoor (start point: HAU2)
    Sat 15.6.2019, 18:00 / Outdoor (start point: HAU2)
    Sun 16.6.2019, 18:00 / Outdoor (start point: HAU2)


Production: machina eX. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, FFT Düsseldorf. Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Capital Cultural Fund. Supported by: Transform Festival Leeds.


Outdoor (start point: HAU2)
Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße).

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