2045: Müller in Metropolis (andcompany&Co.)
The “marriage of man and machine” was Heiner Müller’s
In a lecture concert, andcompany&Co. remind us of the forgotten
socialist origins of Big Data and draw a line to contemporary
post-democratic forms of governance, a life between cybernetics
and revolts. “Down with the joy of submission!”
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1), Stresemannstraße 29, Kreuzberg, 10963 Berlin
By and with: Alexander Karschnia, Nicola Nord, Sascha Sulimma
Video: Kathrin Krottenthaler
Props: Knuth Irche
Company Management, Production: Katja Sonnemann, Sigrid Hilmer
We thank Barbara Köppe for letting us use the portrait of Heiner Müller, from the series "Quartett", Theater im Palast, Berlin 1989. Ingrid von Kruse for the usage of her Heiner Müller-Portrait and Münchner Stadtmuseum for the kind loan of the puppet.
Commissioned by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. “2045: Müller in Metropolis“ was performed 2016 as part of the festival “Heiner Müller!“ at HAU Hebbel am Ufer. A cooperation between HAU Hebbel am Ufer and the International Heiner Müller Society. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
Under the artistic direction and management of Annemie Vanackere, HAU Hebbel am Ufer presents contemporary artistic positions that explore the intersection of theatre, dance, and performance. In addition, music, visual arts, and theoretically oriented discursive events are core components of the diverse program. Instead of relying on a permanent ensemble, HAU does not only develop, but also presents international co-productions, festivals, and projects realized within and beyond Berlin’s international dance and theatre scene. Since 2013, HAU Hebbel am Ufer has, for instance, been solely responsible for organizing the “Tanz im August” festival. Crucial cornerstones of the program are a contemporary repertoire including renowned classics as well as festivals highlighting current themes, as could for instance be seen in “Precarious Bodies. Tanz, Performance, Körperpolitik“ (2013), “Das Große Nature Theater of Oklahoma ruft Euch!“ (2013), “Good Guys Only Win in Movies. Künstlerische Positionen aus Bukarest und Chisinau“ (2014), "Männlich Weiß Hetero. Ein Festival über Privilegien" (2015), “HEINER MÜLLER!“ (2016), or "Utopische Realitäten" (2017).