COLONIA DIGITAL: The Empire Feeds Back by andcompany&Co.
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COLONIA DIGITAL: The Empire Feeds Back

Part of the focus "Spy on Me"

The internet is broken. It has proved to be the medium of disappearance par excellence. The next thing to disappear is the term ‘internet.’ andcompany&Co. has fled away from the manic machines and into the desert, into the ruins of an abandoned data centre. Hidden among dead data the Berlin collective attempts to forge a link to a past that has disappeared. In remembrance of the forgotten socialist origins of Big Data, they have constructed the control room that Salvador Allende had built just before Pinochet’s coup: that “communist machine” that was meant to guide the state and a national economy in real time. Voices still haunt the echo chambers of the disused internet from a time before the net was conquered by an army of trolls and was dominated by social bots: “At last, el pueblo!”
After the performance on 20 January: Artist Talk with Tobi Müller, Alexander Karschnia, Nicola Nord and Sascha Sulimma
Current Performances
Fri 19.01.2018, 20:00 / HAU1
Sat 20.01.2018, 19:00 / HAU1
Mon 22.01.2018, 19:00 / HAU1
Tue 23.01.2018, 19:00 / HAU1
German and English
Concept & direction
By & with
Jan Brokof, Noah Fischer, Alexander Karschnia, Kathrin Krottenthaler, Nicola Nord, Sascha Sulimma&Co.
Jan Brokof&Co.
Kathrin Krottenthaler
Light objects
Noah Fischer&Co.
Costumes & collaboration set design
Franziska Sauer&Co.
Mareike Trillhaas
Assistance direction
Verena Rebekka Katz
Technical direction
Holger Müller, Marc Zeuske
Company management
Monica Ferrari
Premiere 19.1.2018
Production: andcompany&Co. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main), FFT Düsseldorf, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster), Brechtfestival Augsburg, brut (Wien). Supported by: Fonds Darstellende Künste, Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Kunststiftung NRW and the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.