"Eine Wechseldusche zwischen direkter Begegung und vermittelter"

Ein E-Mail-Interview mit Rimini Protokoll über Situation Rooms

Translated title of the contribution: "Vacillating between direct and mediated encounters": an e-mail interview with Rimini Protocol on "Situation Rooms"

Johannes Birgfeld, Ulrike Garde, Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel

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Abstract

Rimini Protokoll's Situation Rooms was first 'played out' on 23 August 2013 at the Turbinenhalle in Bochum. This "Multiplayer Video-Piece" is a remarkable experiment in participatory theatre, which combines elements of installation, "expert"-theatre, parcours and re-enactment. The following text provides a brief description of Situation Rooms, followed by an e-mail interview with Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel. This interview addresses questions and topics such as: the hybrid genre of Situation Rooms, its relation to earlier works, specific compositional decisions (about duration, the use of iPads, absent "experts"), and the piece's approach to interaction with the audience (including potential cognitive overload and denial of space for individual assessments, immersion, incompleteness as a principle), and aspects of audience feedback. The interview also considers the role of empathy, audiences' emotional involvement, the work's (apparent) proximity to practices of traditional theatre, and participation as an aspect of theatre and politics.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationRimini Protokoll close-up
Subtitle of host publicationLektüren
EditorsJohannes Birgfeld, Ulrike Garde, Meg Mumford
Place of PublicationHannover
PublisherWehrhahn
Pages232-252
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783865254542
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameForum für deutschsprachiges Drama und Theater in Geschichte und Gegenwart
PublisherWehrhahn

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    Birgfeld, J., Garde, U., Haug, H., Kaegi, S., & Wetzel, D. (2015). "Eine Wechseldusche zwischen direkter Begegung und vermittelter": Ein E-Mail-Interview mit Rimini Protokoll über Situation Rooms. In J. Birgfeld, U. Garde, & M. Mumford (Eds.), Rimini Protokoll close-up: Lektüren (pp. 232-252). (Forum für deutschsprachiges Drama und Theater in Geschichte und Gegenwart). Hannover: Wehrhahn.