Since 2000, Rimini Protokoll has been making projects on the border of theatre, performance, live-art and visual arts. In Home Visit Europe, the spectators meet in a private flat in order to ponder together on the future of the Old Continent; they confront their fantasies about it, analyse their fears, disappointments and hopes related to it. Every show takes place in a different flat and its stage design includes props that can fit hand luggage.
The anonymous results of all the votes as well as the group pictures from all home visits in Poznan will be collected and posted on this website in a continuously growing online European archive for comparison. The pictures are taken by the Master of Ceremonys during the shows.
Rimini Protokoll is the label of the works of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel. They produce theatre pieces, radio shows and work in the urban environment in a diverse variety of collaborative partnerships. Using research, auditions and conceptual processes, allowing what they call ‘Experts’ to find their unique voice.
Works include “Call Cutta in a Box”, a one-to-one telephone performance that takes place live from a call centre in India, “Hauptversammlung” (“Annual General meeting”), a parasitic intervention on the occasion of the shareholders' meeting at Daimler, the multi-player-on-stage-game “Best Before” (Vancouver 2010), „Lagos Business Angels“ with nigerian business people (Berlin 2012), the multi player video piece “Situation Rooms”, 100% City with a sample of 100 citizens on stage as well as "Weltklimakonferenz" (Hamburg 2014) - a simulation of the UN Conference on climate change.
In 2007, Rimini Protokoll have been awarded with the German Faust theatre award and in 2008 with the European prize for “New Realities in Theatre”. 2011 they were awarded the Silver Lion of the 41th biennale of Venice, established to honour new theatrical realities.
Rimini Protokoll is based at HAU, Berlin, since 2003.
Concept / Script / Direction: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel (Rimini Protokoll)
Dramaturgy: Katja Hagedorn
Artistic Collaborator Tour: Cornelius Puschke
Interaction Design: Grit Schuster, Hans Leser, Mirko Dietrich
Interaction Design Assistance: Philipp Arnold
Set Design: Belle Santos, Lena Mody
Set Design Assistance: Ran Chai Bar-zvi
Production Management: Juliane Männel
Technical Direction: Sven Nichterlein
Website Design: Tawan Arun + Ralph Gowens (Programming)
Website Editorial: Cornelius Puschke
“Home Visit Europe” is a production of Rimini Apparat.
In coproduction with Archa Theatre Prague, BIT Teatergarasjen/Bergen International Festival, Frascati Teater Amsterdam, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kaaitheater Brussels, LIFT London, Malta Festival Poznan, Mungo Park, Sort/Hvid, Teater Nordkraft, Théâtre de la Commune Aubervilliers, Théâtre Garonne, Teatro Maria Matos.
A House on Fire commission/coproduction with the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union. The project is supported by the Capital Culture Fund Berlin.