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AUTO_NOMOS Der einbeinige Läufer

Text: Katharina Schmitt 

Adaption für VR: OBLIQUE SENSATIONS(Christoph Wirth & Markus Wagner)

What are the connections between progress and catastrophe, speed rush and longing for death? Based on Katharina Schmitt's surreal piece "Der Einbeinige Läufer", which deals with these questions using the example of a car race and a fatal accident, OBLIQUE SENSATIONS develops an interactive installation in virtual space.
Schmitt's text repeatedly hallucinates the same scene: the car jumping out of the bend and the driver's accident in the burning machine. A surreal trip accelerated by musicality and speech rhythm begins, blurring imagination and reality. In the Mülheim version, the final monologue of the play is experienced as an immersive VR scene sequence. The audience can intervene in the action in real time using hand movements. In an interactive choreography set to driving electro sounds, it finally becomes possible to leave your own (virtual) body.

Production: OBLIQUE SENSATIONS (Christoph Wirth) in cooperation with the Akademie für Theater und Digitalität and the Theater an der Ruhr.
Supported by the process funding of the Fonds Darstellende Künste 2022 as part of the Federal Government's Neustart Kultur program and as part of the research project "Theater der erweiterten Realitäten" of the Theater an der Ruhr. Project partners: Mirevi (HSD) and Akademie für Theater und Digitalität // Sponsor: Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of NEUE WEGE in cooperation with the NRW KULTURsekretariat.