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Picture: Ruhrtriennale / Jörg Baumann
Situation Rooms by Rimini Protokoll
Picture: Ruhrtriennale / Jörg Baumann
Picture: Ruhrtriennale / Jörg Baumann
Situation Rooms by Rimini Protokoll
Picture: Ruhrtriennale / Jörg Baumann
Picture: Ruhrtriennale / Jörg Baumann
Situation Rooms by Rimini Protokoll
Picture: Ruhrtriennale / Jörg Baumann
Picture: Ruhrtriennale / Jörg Baumann
Situation Rooms by Rimini Protokoll
Picture: Ruhrtriennale / Jörg Baumann
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Situation Rooms by Rimini Protokoll
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Rimini Protokoll

Situation Rooms

May 2011, a photo flashes onto screens around the world. It shows 13 people in a room. The expressions on their faces speak volumes: triumph, fascination, scorn, horror, scepticism, preoccupation. The photo from the White House “Situation Room” documents the end of a manhunt that was pursued with all possible weapons.
Situation Rooms gathers together from various continents 20 people whose biographies have been shaped by weapons in a film set that recreates the globalised world of pistols and rocket-propelled grenades, of assault rifles and drones, of rulers and refugees, becoming a parcours of unexpected neighbourhoods and intersections.
With the personal narratives of the ‘inhabitants’, the images start to move and the audience follows the individual trails of the cameras they have been given. They start to inhabit the building, while following what they see and hear on their equipment. The audience does not sit opposite the piece to watch and judge it from the outside; instead, the spectators ensnare themselves in a network of incidents, slipping into the perspectives of the protagonists, whose traces are followed by other spectators.
One spectator sits at the desk of a manager for defence systems. At the same time, another follows the film of a Pakistani lawyer representing victims of American drone attacks in a cramped room with surveillance monitors. On her way there, she sees a third spectator who follows his film into the shooting range of a Berlin gun club, listening Germany's parcours shooting champion. Around the corner stands another spectator in the role of a doctor carrying out amputations in Sierra Leone, while in the room next door a press photographer sorts pictures of German army missions in Afghanistan, only to stand in the shooting range himself a little later to do exactly what he was able to observe in passing just a while ago, thereby becoming a subject for observation himself.
The audience gradually becomes entangled in the film set’s spatial and material labyrinth; each individual becoming part of the re-enactment of a complicatedly elaborated multi-perspective “shooting”.
Situation Rooms is a multiple simultaneous cinema; augmented reality as three-dimensional as only theatre can be!

Invited to Theatertreffen Berlin 2014.

Limited capacity (20 people)!

Choice between English and German
80 min
With
Abu Abdu Al Homssi (Syria), Alberto (Mexico), Shahzad Akbar (Pakistan), Jan van Aken (Germany), Narendra Divekar (India), Nathan Fain (USA), Reto Hürlimann (Switzerland), Maurizio Gambarini (Germany), Andreas Geikowski (Germany), Marcel Gloor (Switzerland), Barbara Happe (Germany), Volker Herzog (Germany), Richard Khamis (South-Sudan), 
Wolfgang Ohlert (Germany), Irina Panibratowa (Russia), Ulrich Pfaff (Germany), 
Emmanuel Thaunay (France), Amir Yagel (Israel), Yaoundé Mulamba Nkita (Kongo), Familie R (Lybia). And: Christoper Dell, Alexander Lurz, Karen Admiraal
By
Rimini Protokoll
 
Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Stefan Wetzel
Scenography
Dominic Huber / blendwerk
 
 
Video
Chris Kondek
Sound
Frank Böhle
Technical Direction and Light
Sven Nichterlein
Research
Malte Hildebrand, Cornelius Puschke
Director assistance
Ann-Kathrin Büdenbender, Malte Hildebrand
Scenography assistance
Claudia Bartel, Ute Freitag, Sophie Reinhard, Leonie Süess
Production management
Heidrun Schlegel
Video assistance
Philipp Hochleichter
Management workshops
Steffen Fuchs
Light
Hans Leser, Stefan Neumann
Electronic effects
Georg Werner
Production management assistance
Caroline Lippert, Christin Prätor
Translation
Amina Orth, Günter Orth, Djengizkhan Hasso, Riad Ben Ammar, Othman Saeed, Nahal Saeed, KITA Berlin
 
 
 
 
Production: Rimini Apparat and Ruhrtriennale.
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Schauspielhaus Zürich, SPIELART festival & Münchner Kammerspiele, Perth International Arts Festival, Grande Halle et Parc de la Villette Paris, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt  am Main, Onassis Cultural Center-Athens.
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.
The re-run is supported by The Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs.
Production: Rimini Apparat and Ruhrtriennale
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Schauspielhaus Zürich, SPIELART festival & Münchner Kammerspiele, Perth International Arts Festival, Grande Halle et Parc de la Villette Paris, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, Onassis Cultural Center-Athens. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.


This presentation is made possible by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Guest Performance Fund for Theatre, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Ministries of Culture of the federal states. With the generous support of os-cillation GmbH.