16:00 - 17:00 | 8 Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS EINS | In German (with English voice-over) | Guest performance of Münchner Kammerspiele, Germany

Uncanny Valley

Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi) & Thomas Melle
€ 18 / € 9 (red.)
Tickets available HERE

The expression “Uncanny Valley” describes the gap in acceptance of robots that occurs between a reasonable similarity to humans and approximate perfection. An animatronic double of writer Thomas Melle was created that performs in the place of the author, who is not physically present. What happens when a human being is copied? Can the original get closer to himself through his electronic double? Does the robot become a performer whose facial expressions, gestures and speech might even arouse empathy – but empathy with whom? With Thomas Melle himself or with the robot instead?

Thomas Melle is an author and translator. His novel “3000 Euro” was on the shortlist of the German Book Award, other distinctions include Kunstpreis Berlin, Franz-Hessel-Preis and Klopstock-Preis. Stefan Kaegi develops documentary theatre pieces, urban space productions and audio plays, mainly under the label Rimini Protokoll, of which he is a co-founder.

Shows on 10 June
16:00-17:00: in German (with Englisch voice-over)
18:00-19:00: in English (with German voice-over)
20:30-21:30: in German (with Englisch voice-over)
Concept & Text & Direction Stefan Kaegi
Text & Body & Voice Thomas Melle
Design Evi Bauer
Video Mikko Gaestel
Music Niki Neecke
Dramaturgy Martin Valdés-Stauber
Animatronics Chiscreatures Filmeffects GmbH
Manufacturing and Art Finish of the Silicone Head | Colouration and Hair Tommy Opatz
Lighting Design Robert Läßig
Sound and Video Design Jaromir Zezula

In Koproduktion mit Berliner Festspiele - Immersion, Temporada Alta - Festival de Tardor de Catalunya (Girona), Impresario Feodor Elutine (Moscow), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts (Milano), donaufestival (Krems).
Im Rahmen von Graz Kulturjahr 2020.

Gabriela Neeb