Stefan Kaegi / Rimini Protokoll
Stefan Kaegi is based in Berlin, produces documentary theatre plays and works in public space in a diverse variety of collaborative partnerships. Kaegi has toured across Europe and Asia with two Bulgarian lorry drivers and a truck which was converted into a mobile audience room (“Cargo Sofia”). He developed “Radio Muezzin” in Cairo – a project about the call to prayer in this age of technical reproduction. At the moment he adapts “Remote X” an audiotour for 50 headphones to Cities like Taipei and Tunis, and he tours the interactive installation “Nachlass” that portrays people who have not much time to live. As well as “Uncanny Valley” – a monologue for a humanoid robot on stage.
Kaegi co-produces works with Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel, under the label “Rimini Protokoll”. Using research, public auditions and conceptual processes, they give voice to ‘experts’ who are not trained actors but have something to tell. Recent works include the multi-player-video-piece “Situation Rooms”, “100% São Paulo” with 100 local citizens on stage and the “World Climate Conference”, a simulation of the UN-conference for 650 spectators in Schauspielhaus Hamburg. Currently they perform “Homevisit Europe” as an interactive performance game in hundreds of households across the globe and work on their tetralogy “Staat 1-4” on phenomena of post-democracy. The CCCBarcelona and the MAAT Lisbon recently showed their bio-installation “Win < > win” in Lisbon. Their latest work “Utopolis” for 48 portable loudspeakers opened in Manchester Festival 2019.