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10 Mixed Reality Artists To Know: 2. Rimini Protokoll (Germany/ Switzerland)

Rimini Protokoll (Germany/ Switzerland)

Helgard Kim Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel form a team of author-directors since 2000. Their works in the realm of theater, sound and radio plays, film and installation emerge in constellations of two or three and solo as well. Since 2002, all their works have been written collectively under the label Rimini Protokoll. At the focus of their work is the continuous development of the tools of the theater to allow unusual perspectives on our reality.

For example, Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel have declared a Daimler Shareholder Meeting to be a piece of theater or staged 100 % Stadt (100 % City) with 100 statistically representative residents of cities like Berlin, Zurich, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen, or San Diego. In Berlin and Dresden, they developed accessible Stasi installations/sound plays in which the observation protocols could be listened to on android telephones. In Hamburg they staged “Weltklimakonferenz – a simulation of the UN Conference on climate change. At the moment they are creating the tetralogy ‘Staat 1-4’ and focus on post-democratic phenomena.

Rimini Protokoll was awarded the Faust Theatre Prize in 2007, the European Prize for New Theatre Forms in 2008 and in 2011 the silver lion of the Biennale for Performing Arts in Venice. The multi-player video-installation “Situation Rooms” about the weapon-industry received the Excellence Award of the 17th Japan Media Festival. In 2014, Helgard Haug und Daniel Wetzel were awarded the “Deutscher Hörspielpreis der ARD” and received the “Deutscher Hörbuchpreis der ARD” in 2015. And in 2015 Stefan Kaegi and Rimini Protokoll got the Swiss Grand Prix of Theatre.

Rimini Protokoll is based at HAU, Berlin, since 2003.


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