Interactive audio installation by Interrobang
Discussing the biggest questions of our time with dead philosophers is now possible at Ruhrfestspiele: "The Philosophizing Machine" is an artificial intelligence that allows audiences to enter into a lively dialogue with Hannah Arendt, Karl Jaspers, or Ernst Bloch, some of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century. Freedom, dissidence, otherness, censorship, utopia, hope - these terms were subjects of discussion for post-war philosophers who still struggled to come to terms with their war experiences. The algorithmic sound montage of performance collective Interrobang now enables conversations between the deceased and present-day visitors. Let yourself be surprised by the dead philosophers’ unusually up-to-date reactions to current developments.
By: Peggy Mädler, Till Müller-Klug, Nina Tecklenburg
Stage: Silke Bauer
Music and audio production: Friedrich Greiling
Programming: Florian Fischer
Lighting design / technical direction: Dirk Lutz
Production: ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro
Public relations: Tina Ebert
Internship: Annelie Uhlig
A production by Interrobang in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the conceptual support of the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. - with federal funds.
Staggered admission every 30 minutes, last admission at 20:30. Please select an admission time when booking.
Photo: Paula Reissig