Remote Buenos Aires
Performance // Rimini Protokoll, 2017

In REMOTE, 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. While the artificial intelligence observes human behaviour from a distance, the voice step by step sounds more familiar. Along the way, binaural recordings and film scores provide a soundtrack for the urban landscape. The journey through the city feels more and more like a collective film.

REMOTE questions artificial intelligence, big data and our predictability. As the project tours from city to city, each new site-specific version builds upon the dramaturgy of the previous city.

CREDITS

A PROJECT BY Rimini Protokoll / Stefan Kaegi
DIRECTION BUENOS AIRES Aljoscha Begrich
PRODUCER RIMINI PROTOKOLL Caroline Gentz
SOUND CONCEPT Nikolas Neecke
SOUND DESIGN Ekaterina Reshetnikova
RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION FIBA Lucila Piffer
TRANSLATION INTO SPANISH Luz Algranti
PRODUCTION TEAM BUENOS AIRES Rodrigo Manuel Pérez, Jennifer Aguirre Woytkowski, Nele Fortunato, Ariel Sandez, Andrés Rasdolsky

REMOTE is a site-specific project 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.

It was presented in more than 20 cities around the world. The Buenos Aires version was part of 11 FIBA – Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires in its 2017 edition.