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Endgame by machina eX
Endgame by machina eX
Picture: Martin Schnippa
Endgame by machina eX
Picture: Martin Schnippa
Picture: Christiani Wetter
Endgame by machina eX
Picture: Christiani Wetter
Picture: Rahel Jankowsi
Endgame by machina eX
Picture: Rahel Jankowsi
Picture: Martin Schnippa
Endgame by machina eX
Picture: Martin Schnippa
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machina eX

Endgame

Due to technical reasons the two presentations on 29. and 30.11. at 7pm are cancelled. Replacement presentations are scheduled on 8.12. at 7pm and 9pm.

In “Endgame” the Berlin based group machina eX takes to the battlefield of the digital civil war. The focus is on a hip start-up with a goal no less ambitious than to defend democracy. The enterprise – a forceful mixture of NGO, private investigation agency and hacking collective – battles against an increasingly self-confident neo-right-wing movement, which uses contemporary marketing strategies to amass a growing swarm of followers. 30 players are tasked with researching the backgrounds of potential members. Depending on the quality ofthe information collected, not only individual people can be indicated, but the entire movement can be debilitated. Players are supported by charismatic teamleaders, who are engaged in net-based anti-right-wing resistance for a wide variety of motives. The game shines a light on the internet’s dark battle zones, where the questions of who gets to interpret, who gets heard, and how it all should be done are constantly and intensely being grappled over.                                       
Past dates
November 2017, December 2017
German
approx. 90 min.
Performance
Rahel Jankowski, Yves Regenass, Martin Schnippa, Christiani Wetter
Performance voice
Robert Speidel
Concept
machina eX
Artistic direction / director / set design
Anna Fries
Technical direction / gamedesign / programming
Lasse Marburg, Philip Steimel
Text
Martin Ganteföhr
Dramaturgy / collaboration text
Clara Ehrenwerth
Sound design / game design
Mathias Prinz
Interaction design / programming
Benedikt Kaffai
Light design & collaboration set design
Eva G. Alonso
Costume
Harm Coordes
Collaboration technical direction
Robin Hädicke
Technical production management
Philip Steimel
Production management
Sina Kießling
Public relations
Franziska Janke
Special thanks to:
Barbara Lenartz and Marthe Labes, the extras, our testers and the Open Source Community
Premiere Nov 29 2017
Production: machina eX. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Münchner Kammerspiele, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, Staatstheater Darmstadt. Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culuture and Europa and Capital Culture Fund.