Programme

onlinetheater.live

Loulu

GameNet Art

German / approx. 90 mins.

The successful influencer Frida becomes the victim of a shitstorm on the social network Vire. Searching for help, she turns to the players who quickly find out that this shitstorm did not happen randomly; it was planned and carried out by a radical right-wing network that uses skilled digital media strategies to permanently influence the social discourse on topics such as feminism, gender, LGBTIQ+ visibility and diversity to bring about racist and sexist policies. The lifestyle influencer Loulou becomes particularly conspicuous here as she reflects sadly on becoming a mother, the fast pace of society and the topic of home. What connections are there between Loulu and the network that is attacking Frida so savagely? Together with Frida and with the help of the internet specialist Robin, the players set off on the search for the strategy manual of the radical right-wing “movement” and slip deeper and deeper into the core of the network…

This first project between onlinetheater.live and HAU Hebbel am Ufer is a free smartphone app that invites the players to take part in an interactive fiction. The single player game makes manipulation tactics and attempts to shift the discourse by “new right-wing” networks tangible and demonstrates that social platforms on the internet can be the perfect breeding ground for targeted radicalization.

Recommended for people aged 18 and over

Cast

Concept, dramaturgy, direction: Kathi Kraft, Toni Minge, Luzia Oppermann, Caspar Weimann / Design and game development: minge+schmidt / Performance: Luzia Oppermann (Loulu), Katrija Lehmann (Frida), Maxi Thienen (der.Valentino), Alina Hidic (fit_girl), Otiti Engelhardt (BayernLiebevonJana), Lily Josephin Frank (B*tch of the East), Vivi Gutheinz (makeup.with.lisa), Kim Patrick Biele (CatMe1995) / Performance: Sarah Palarczyk and David Krzysteczko (SweeTLove), Dominik Tippelt (Johann.Gronheimer), Mona Georgia Müller (LenaMusic), Jacqueline Marcel Gisdol (DonSeduction) and many more / Dramaturgy (HAU Hebbel am Ufer): Sarah Reimann / Feedback and Playtesting: Jasmin Degeling, Sarah Fartuun Heinze, Mick Prinz (Amadeu Antonio Stiftung: Good Gaming – Well Played Democracy), Marie Kristin Rodewald (Universität Hamburg), Arne Vogelgesang (internil) u.a.

Dates

  • Past
    Premiere
    Tue 15.6.2021, 20:00 / HAU4

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