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Dreaming Collectives. Tapping Sheep/ Träumende Kollektive. Tastende Schafe

About This Project

By Daniel Wetzel

State 1-4

With their series State 1–4, Rimini Protokoll set out to explore fields outside of what can be organized and controlled by the nation-state today. Rimini Protokoll look back at the essence of the powers whose separation was once intended to form the essential mechanism for monitoring state structures. To what extent are these powers still able to regulate the decisive impetuses for change faced by societies?


Dreaming Collectives. Tapping Sheep / Träumende Kollektive. Tastende Schafe (State 3)

Welcome to the year year 2048. Humanity is finally being managed digitally from now on. There is no violence anymore. For that IRIS takes over control over all our weaponry. There are no traffic accidents anymore because IRIS controls it. Democratic participation happens through digital feedback. What you click is what you vote for. IRIS measures the outcome. Democracy has become liquid and continues to be theatre – every show a laboratory session with 120 spectators in a cloud. Their decisions turn into sound in the end. Their data have turned into clouds.

From a starting point in Athens where democracy just lately seemed to fail, Daniel Wetzel and Ioanna Valsamidou explore potentials and dangers of the digitalisation for the processes of democracy.

Concept, script, direction: Daniel Wetzel

Co-author: Ioanna Valsamidou

With: Kostis Kallivretakis, Vassilis Koukalani

Stage: Magda Plevraki

Software System Design and Implementation: ViRA Virtual Reality Applications

Music, Sound Design: Lambros Pigounis, Peter Breitenbach

Light, Technical Director: Martin Schwemin

Dramaturg: Julia Weinreich

Director assistance, Research: Andreas Andreou

Assistance, Research: Annette Müller

Director assistance: Nora Otte

Stage assistance: Natasha Tsintikidi, Anna Alma Quastenberg

Assistance Szenographie: Guy Stefanou

Gui design: ViRA Virtual Reality Applications

Video-Animation: Grit Schuster

Video: Mathias Oster

Live Statistic Video: Caspar Schirdewahn

On the Video: Detlef Rohrmann

Voices: Rosa-Mathilde Muck, Oskar Loßnitzer, Zoï Wetzel

Production manager State 3: Violetta Gyra, Paula Oevermann

Project coordinator State 1-4: Jessica Páez

Third Eye, Dramaturg State 1-4: Imanuel Schipper

Produktionsassistenz Rimini Protokoll: Anna Florin

Produktionshospitanten: Mathias Oster, Caspar Schirdewahn, Dimos Klimenof, Vassilis Lianos, Konstantina Ypsilopati (CGS Athen) inspizienz Norman Schaefer

A production by Rimini Protokoll and the Staatsschauspiel Dresden


State 3 is part of the series State 1-4, a cooperation between Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Münchner Kammerspiele, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Schauspielhaus Zürich, and Rimini Protokoll, as part of 100 Years of Now, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag. State 1 was co-initiated by the Goethe-Institut.