2021 – 2022

Shaking Hands with Ghosts

by Katrin Bretschneider

The AG Weser in Bremen Gröpelingen was one of the largest shipyards in Europe, with over 10,000 people working here. The dramatic closure of the shipyard is still considered a local trauma today, some 40 years later.

Katrin Bretschneider, whose parents met while working at the shipyard, staged a participatory audio performance for about 80 people in 2021 on the former shipyard site, which is now a shopping mall. A journey to the identity-forming and solidarity-based labour struggles of the past and at the same time a search for utopias of future work.

In 2022, the piece was further developed into an individually audible audio walk and is available for download here.

Artistic direction, text, voice: Katrin Bretschneider
Sound design: Ilona Marti
Ritual design and dramaturgy: Verena Ries
Shadow projection: Constantin Jaxy
Pilots: Sophia Zimmermann, Lennard Wilking, Lixin Zhang
Technical direction: Frank Barufke
Video technology: Florian Wilke

Project development: Oliver Behneke, Katrin Bretschneider
Production management: Daniela Guse, Elisabeth Sowa
Research: Katrin Bretschneider, Elisabeth Sowa
Assistance: Jorun Jensen
Communication: Ulla Tiedemann

A production by Katrin Bretschneider in co-production with Schwankhalle Bremen. Supported by the Senator for Culture Bremen and the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the programme #TakeAction. With the kind support of the Bremen Chamber of Labour, Waterfront Bremen and Kultur Vor Ort e.V., sponsorship: Pikto Panoptikum e.V., patronage: Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe Kristina Vogt.

otos © Marianne Menke
2013 – 2020

Remote X

by Rimini Protokoll

In Remote X, a group of 50 people set off into the city wearing headphones. They are guided by a synthetic voice - as we know them from GPS navigators. The encounter with this artificial intelligence leads the group to perform an experiment on themselves. How are joint decisions made? Who do we follow when we are guided by algorhythms?

As a sound designer, I was involved in 33 adaptations worldwide. In each city, an individual soundtrack (sound concept: Nikolas Neecke) was created from text, field recordings and music.

Concept, Script and Direction: Stefan Kaegi
Script and Direction on Location: Jörg Karrenbauer, Anton Rose
Sound Design Concept: Nikolas Neecke
Sound Design on Location: Peter Breitenbach, Jascha Dormann, Aaron Ghantus, Karolin Killig, Tobias Koch, Ilona Marti, Nikolas Neecke, Ekaterina Reshetnikova, Florian Wulff
Dramaturgy: Aljoscha Begrich, Juliane Männel
Production Management Rimini Protokoll / Touring: Monica Ferrari

"Remote X" is a production of Rimini Apparat.
In coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal and Goethe-Institute Portugal, Festival Theaterformen Hannover/Braunschweig, Festival d'Avignon, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Kaserne Basel.

Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund Berlin and by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater Kanton Basel-Stadt. A House on Fire coproduction with the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union.

Photos © Lafun Photography (Remote Teipeh)

Stimmen vom Bahnhof Zoo

by querstadtein e.V.

The audio walk on the topic of poverty and homelessness takes you around Bahnhof Zoo. In it, four people - Jenny, Blümchen, Anton and Erhard - talk about their everyday life on the street. Guided and moderated by a synthetic voice. In German.

Details und tickets are available here.

Idea and Concept: Selina Byfield and Dominika Szyszko (querstadtein)
Sound Design: Ilona Marti
Spreaker Text: Jörg Karrenbauer
Accordeon and Composition: Pier Paolo Bertoli
Trumpet: Davide Provenzano