Remote Tel Aviv is a Tel Aviv premiere of Remote X by Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi / Jörg Karrenbauer) commissioned by MART Festival. Since its first premiere in Berlin in 2013, Remote X has travelled to more than 50 cities including Lisbon, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Sao Paulo, St. Petersburg, and more. The show will be presented at the Jaffa Festival.
In Remote Tel Aviv, a group of people sets off into the city wearing headphones. They are guided by a synthetic voice. This encounter with 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 algorithms?
These people watch each other, make individual decisions and yet always remain part of the group. While artificial intelligence observes human behavior from a distance, the voice begins to sound more familiar with every step. 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 Tel Aviv 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 location.
Remote Tel Aviv 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.
Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel founded the theater label Rimini Protokoll in Berlin in 2000. Working in different combinations under a single name, its projects have ranged from documentary theater, sound and radio plays, to films and installations. Rimini Protokoll has developed pieces for the stage and for urban environments that open up new perspectives on our reality. Jörg Karrenbauer is collaborating with Rimini Protokoll since 2005 and has adapted Remote X in many cities all over the world.
The event is presented by the MART Festival Tel Aviv.