Estimated Run Time:
1 hour 15 minutes // No intermission
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Equipped with an iPad mini and headphones, an audience of 20 follows a range of real-life characters: an Israeli soldier, a Swiss weapons manufacturer, a Pakistani lawyer or a Mexican drug cartel administrator, with the help of a screen used to augment reality.
I have seen the future of theatre and its name is ‘Situation Rooms’
Situation Rooms is an award-winning multi-player video installation inspired by real photos of the American government upon learning that their mission to kill Osama Bin Laden had been successful. Slipping into the perspectives of the protagonists, the audience becomes entangled in a film set that recreates the globalized world of pistols and rocket-propelled grenades, assault rifles and drones, and rules and refugees – a part of the re-enactment of a complicatedly elaborate, multi-perspective “shooting” in an immersive environment with more than 4,000 props.
A production of Rimini Apparat and Ruhrtriennale, in coproduction with Schauspielhaus Zürich, SPIELART festival & Münchner Kammerspiele, Perth International Arts Festival, Grande Halle et Parc de la Villette Paris, HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Künstlerhaus Mouson