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Drohnenmärchen by Invisible Playground & Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
Picture: Nina Mühlenkamp
Drohnenmärchen by Invisible Playground & Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
Picture: Nina Mühlenkamp
Drohnenmärchen by Invisible Playground & Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
Picture: Nina Mühlenkamp
Drohnenmärchen by Invisible Playground & Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
Picture: Nina Mühlenkamp
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Invisible Playground & Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra

Fables For Drones

A Game for 70 People, 18 Musicians and Drones

Invisible Playground is a collective of six artists, designers and scholars who develop site-specific, transmedial games. The group has already been active at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, organising the festival “You Are GO!” in 2011. The architecture of HAU1 forms the foundation for their new collaborative work with the 18-person Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra from Berlin. What emerges is a fable by drones for drones: the swarm is us. Drones deliver packages and send live updates from Mars via Twitter. Hobbyists observe the neighbourhood. Intelligence agencies eliminate “danger” worldwide. “Fables for Drones” (after Stansław Lem’s “Fables for Robots”) sets up an experimental arrangement, combining Invisible Playground’s game principles taken from computer games, board games and role playing with media art and live concert.  
At HAU
May 2014
Conception & Game Design
Invisible Playground
 
Friedrich Kirschner
Artistic direction
Christiane Hütter
Game Polishing/Tuning
Daniel Boy
Musical conception & Idea
Josa Gerhard
Stage Design & Costumes
Anna Hentschel
Assistance Stage Design & Costumes
Katharina Korth
Production management
Jennifer Aksu
Creative Coding
Friedrich Kirschner, Stefano Trambusti, Robert Liebner
Operation Drones
Stefano Trambusti, Robert Liebner
Composition & musical direction
Daniel Glatzel
Music
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
Video
Patricia Bateira
Teaser & documentation
Nina Mühlenkamp
Technical direction
Marc Zeuske
Premiere May 15 2014
With kind permission by Linguatec Sprachtechnologien, the texts of the drones were produced with the voices of Voice Reader Studio 15 Deutsch. With kind support of Klebeland – Qualität zum Abrollen.

Production: Invisible Playground. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.