LTE Babylon

LTE Babylon

Digital views on the babylonian language confusion.

Smartphone performance.
StimmeX Festival.

2016, Emporio-Tower, Hamburg.

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Ensemble
Panorama deck view
Phone channel 1 / East
Actors before start
Above view
Actor 1
Phone channel 1 / East
Actor 1
Audience
Audience
Audience
Audience
Actor 2 / South
Actor 4 / West
phone channel 4 / West
Actor 3
Media Setup
Audience stage plan
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The whole city speaks. A web of dialogues, conversations, discussions between people, through streets and buildings. 

At LTE Babylon, the mobile phone stands as an allegory for language confusion. 

 

5 actors move through Hamburg. They make calls, behave absently, dive into digital distance, indifferent to their physical environment. They pick up sounds, incidentals, speech fragments.

The audience stands in the tower and hears their recordings live. A choreography consisting of conversation segments, quotations, city noises and ring tones spins their pattern within the audience.

What do the actors say?
What are they silent about?


Actors
Nina Feuerstein, Hendrik Heiler, Kristin Henkel, Roxana Safarabadi, Mario Schnitzler.

A network of talks, conversations, discussions unfolds between people, through streets and buildings.

They make calls, behave absently, dive into digital distance, indifferent to their physical environment. They pick up sounds, incidentals, speech fragments.

The audience stands in the tower and hears them live. A choreography consisting of conversation segments, quotations, city noises and ring tones spins their pattern into space.

> Reports on LTE Babylon
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> Broadcast
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Co-Direction
Manfred Scharfenstein.

Production
Jan Dietrich, PERMEDIUM.

Stimme-X Team
Prof. Hans-Jörg Kapp,
Maike Tödter, Frank Düwel.