ZIGMAGORA IS CALLING
2018 – Internet, mobile and connected devices, geolocalisation: they create new forms of interaction and new habits. We all experience this change, day by day. In view of the multiple deregulations in the world (economic crisis, climate change, migration and war), recently a new stage of industrialisation has developed, going through a total encoding of the material and symbolic goods of human activities. This new data economy promises endless new possibilities and the reduction of global incertitude. It establishes itself like a new Eldorado. It is dominated by the giants of information that we all know.
2052 – Coming from the future, four experts tell us about the future of mankind: A calm world under control. Human activity is efficiently managed by artificial intelligence. The algorithmic rationality takes care of a pleasantly regulated and soothed social life. (Moreover, a general common narrative of human history has been imposed on everybody.)
But in this dystopian world, nothing works anymore. Apart from the speed of information transmission, the accumulation of data and the controlled city that has become perfectly safe, Zigmagora is witness of a world without emotion and affect. Mission to us: recover lost emotions, values of brotherhood and traces of humanity. Humans do not have feelings any more, no more love. To save what can be saved, Zigmagora comes back to that very moment when it all began and confides an essential mission to each of the people present: find the lost emotions again, follow the traces of humanity, the values of brotherhood, sharing and equality. For this, we are invited to roam the city, but the dilemmas are numerous. Since the emotions and feelings are linked to the choices we make in our relations to beings, things and places, will we be able to transform Zigmagora’s world, our future? And if so, in which manner?
BY CHRIS ZIEGLER
WHAT WHERE WHEN?
STAGE YOUR CITY invites you not only to a digital exploration of the city but also to an emotional walk through human values.
1. INSTALLATION. Here you encounter four experts from a perfect and cold society in 2052, run by machines and artificial intelligence. You learn about your task: Make this dystopian future world a livable place again. To do this, you have to collect and chose traces of humanity in the present and send it to the future.
2. CITY WALK. Divided in in 4 groups you are sent out in the streets of your city. You have your smartphone and earplugs with you. Guided by the App ZIGMAGORA, you walk to 4 stations, listen to texts, take photos, encounter strange characters, chose music, and solve dilemmas. Love, health, identity, surveillance – what about these topics will be important to us in the future? Your choices and collections count.
3. THEATRE. Back in the the theatre, you will encounter the final dilemma… (yourself!). …
CHOOSE YOUR CITY
Théâtre de la Manufacture
12 – 20 April 2018
June / July 2018
Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre
BE PART OF IT: 3 STEPS TO THE SHOW
3. Bring your smartphone and earplugs to the show
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Stage Your City is a project of the partner theatres Centre Dramatique National Nancy-Lorraine (F), Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (DE) and Kote Marjanishvili State Theatre Tbilisi (GE), coproduced by the European Theatre Convention (ETC) as part of the European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital. The European Theatre Lab is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.
Associated partners: ZKM / Center for Media and Art, Karlsruhe (DE), Prestige Film Karlsruhe (DE), Bruno Cohen, Nancy (F), Chris Ziegler, Arizona State University / School of Arts, Media and Engineering (USA), WANDIO Tiblisi (GE).
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References for the used pictures and graphics
Black and white graphics: Chris Ziegler
Photo CDN La Manufacture: Jérôme Baudouin
Photo Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe: Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
Photo Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre: Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre
Photo Det Norske Teatret: Det Norske Teatret
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