FFF | Rimini Protokoll: Situation Rooms / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

FFF | Rimini Protokoll: Situation Rooms

27 April - 3 May 2014  14:00 | 16:00 | 18:00 | 20:00 | 22:00
and Saturday 3 May 12:00
Cultural Centre "Hellenic Cosmos", 254 Pireos str.
<em>Situation Rooms</em> is a multiple simultaneous cinema; augmented reality as three-dimensional as only theatre can be!
15 € | Concs 10 € | Unemployed 5 €

Due to the sold-out, one more performance will be held on Saturday 3 May at 12:00.
Theatre / Installations, Germany

Greek audiences are already familiar with Rimini Protokoll, the leading European avant-garde theatre company which established the Reality Trend (Theater der Zeit) at the end of the Nineties along with the so-called ‘theatre of experts’, and has made the theatre-documentary concept their own.. Now the group returns to Athens to set up the Situation Rooms in the city centre.

Situation Rooms gathers together 20 people from various continents, whose biographies have been shaped by weapons in a film set that recreates the globalised world of pistols and rocket-propelled grenades, of assault rifles and drones, of rulers and refugees, becoming a parcours of unexpected neighbourhoods and intersections. With the personal narratives of the ‘inhabitants’, the images start to move and the audience follows the individual trails of the cameras they have been given. They start to inhabit the building, while following what they see and hear on their equipment. The audience does not sit opposite the piece to watch and judge it from the outside; instead, the spectators ensnare themselves in a network of incidents, slipping into the perspectives of the protagonists, whose traces are followed by other spectators.

One spectator sits at the desk of a manager for defence systems. At the same time, another follows the film of a Pakistani lawyer representing victims of American drone attacks in a cramped room with surveillance monitors. On her way there, she sees a third spectator who follows his film into the shooting range of a Berlin gun club, listening Germany's parcours shooting champion. Around the corner stands another spectator in the role of a doctor carrying out amputations in Sierra Leone, while in the room next door a press photographer sorts pictures of German army missions in Afghanistan, only to stand in the shooting range himself a little later to do exactly what he was able to observe in passing just a while ago, thereby becoming a subject for observation himself.

The audience gradually becomes entangled in the film set’s spatial and material labyrinth; each individual becoming part of the re-enactment of a complicatedly elaborated multi-perspective “shooting”.
Situation Rooms is a multiple simultaneous cinema; augmented reality as three-dimensional as only theatre can be!"


By: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel
Scenography: Dominic Huber / blendwerk
Video: Chris Kondek
Sound: Frank Böhle
Technical Director & Light: Sven Nichterlein
Research: Cornelius Puschke, Malte Hildebrand
Director Assistance: Malte Hildebrand / Ann-Kathrin Büdenbender
Production Management: Heidrun Schlegel
Video Assistance: Philipp Hochleichter
Scenography Assistance: Claudia Bartel, Ute Freitag, Sophie Reinhard, Leonie Süess
Directors trainees: Karen Admiraal, Ann-Kathrin Büdenbender, Sybille Enders, Annabel Hogefeld, Sebastian Klauke, Kirsten Moldenhauer, Markus Posse, Belle Santos, Yael Sherill, Zofia Smolarska, Thomas Zimmermann, Viktoria Metz, Eva Trummer
Scenography trainees: Till Hörnig, Paulina Januszyk, Laura Rehkuh, David Gieseke
Management workshops: Steffen Fuchs
Light: Hans Leser, Stefan Neumann
Elektronic Effects: Georg Werner
Production management Assistance: Caroline Lippert, Christin Prätor
Interpreters: Amina Orth / Günther Orth / Djengizkhan Hasso / Riad Ben Ammar / Othman Saeed / Nahal Saeed

Translation: Yannis Kalifatidis
In the translation has colaborated Alexios Mainas
In the translation from French has colaborated Louisa Mitsakou
Production: Mando Nikivelou

With: Abu Abdu Al Homssi (Syria), Alberto X (Mexico), Shahzad Akbar (Pakistan), Jan van Aken (Germany), Narendra Divekar (India), Nathan Fain (USA), Reto Hürlimann (Switzerland), Maurizio Gambarini (Germany), Andreas Geikowski (Germany), Marcel Gloor (Switzerland), Barbara Happe (Germany), Volker Herzog (Germany), Richard Khamis (South Sudan), Wolfgang Ohlert (Germany), Irina Panibratowa (Russia), Ulrich Pfaff (Germany), Emmanuel Thaunay (France), Amir Yagel (Israel), Yaoundé Mulamba Nkita (Congo), Familie R (Libya)
and Christopher Dell, Alexander Lurz, Karen Admiraal

A production of Rimini Apparat and Ruhrtriennale, in coproduction with Schauspielhaus (Zurich), SPIELART festival & Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich), Perth Internationl Arts Festival (Perth , Australia), Grande Halle et Parc de la Villette (Paris), HAU - Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt) , Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens.
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Regierende Bürgermeister of Berlin - Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs.

With the support of Goethe Institut.


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The performances take place at venues of the Cultural Centre "Hellenic Cosmos" (Building 56, 254 Pireos str., Tavros). Please keep on until 260 Peiraios str., where you turn right and then follow the signage (white signs with red letters). Click here to see the map.
You can also take bus 049 and get off at ‘Yfantiria’.

The audience is advised to wear comfortable clothes, as the performance demands constant movement.

Timetable: 14:00 | 16:00 | 18:00 | 20:00 | 22:00
The performances start exactly at the above mentioned hours. Please be sure that you arrive at the starting point 15 minutes prior to the performance scheduled start time. In case you will not be able to attend a performance for which you have purchased a ticket, please make sure to inform us at Τ. 213 017 8036 and 212 2549056.The performances can take place only with a specific number of viewers.


Other instructions for the performance:
•    You can also purchase your ticket at the Cultural Centre "Hellenic Cosmos", 254 Pireos str., Tavros (Building 56), as long as there is availability.
•    The age guidance for this production is 18+.
•    Info: Τ. 212 2549056, 13:00-23:00, 27 April - 3 May (the line will not be operating on the 1st of May)

28 Apr 2014

19:00 Goethe-Institut, 14-16 Omirou str.
Free admission


Film screening & Presentation/talk in the context of the performance "Situations Rooms" and the 1st Fast Forward Festival

28 Apr 2014

12:00 Cultural Centre "Hellenic Cosmos", 254 Pireos str.
15 € | Concs 10 €


Workshop by Daniel Wetzel of Rimini Protokoll