Audio Performance

Remote X

︎ Deutsche Version

Since 2013 I have been working as a sound designer (Sound Concept: Nikolas Neecke) for the site-specific productions of 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?

50 people watch each other, make individual decisions and yet remain always part of a group. Remote X questions artificial intelligence, big data and our predictability.

The project was adapted in over 50 cities worldwide, of which I have worked in over 30. In each city, a soundtrack consisting of text, field recordings and music is created that is individually adapted to the urban space.

Concept, Script and Direction: Stefan Kaegi
Script and Direction on Location: Jörg Karrenbauer, Anton Rose
Sound Design Concept: Nikolas Neecke
Sound Design on Location: Nikolas Neecke, Ilona Marti,
Ekaterina Reshetnikova, Peter Breitenbach, Karolin Killig,
Tobias Koch, Jascha Dormann
Dramaturgy: Aljoscha Begrich, Juliane Männel
Production Management: Epona Hamdan

Photos © Lafun Photography (Remote Teipeh)