BLUR ™5.6]Smart Factory_ECONOMY

A THEATRICAL MUSIC-SCULPTURE by Sergej Maingardt, Jens Standke and Rosi Ulrich

in June 2019 as theatrical VR-Installation at Kunsthof Galm, Brandenburg
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™5.6]Smart Factory_ECONOMY is investigating the impact of Industry 4.0, which uses the most modern communication technology to connect smart products to self-organising production and services and enter the smart home. It shows the influence of digital assistants on our lives: Most modern communication technology processes information from the cloud - in the Smart Home the assistants know what we ate for breakfast, which outfit to buy for the next business appointment, how many steps we should still take today and when it is time for sports. Alexa, Siri and Co become the moral authority and determine our actions. "People become part of the value chain. The term 'smart' is misleading because intelligence is not in the smart device, but in the cloud. The consumer is cheered on as a beautiful lifestyle product with additional pseudo-healthy and sporty advantages." (Ariel Lasry) Digitalization, omnipresent communication of systems and self-organizing production connect people with machines, products and logistics itself. They communicate and cooperate directly with each other, sometimes quite obviously and sometimes in the background - and all for the good of mankind?

™6.6]Souvereign uncertainty_POLITICS

All 6 miniatures are also available as theatrical virtual reality installations (with VR glasses and headphones).

with: Kai Hufnagel, Karin Kettling; Speaker: Oliver Schnelker
Soprano: Frauke Aulbert

Artistic direction: concept/composition: Sergej Maingardt, video art: Jens Standke, concept/text: Rosi Ulrich, Director: Andrea Bleikamp
Costume: Claus Stump, costume production: Andrea Uebel; Production management: Hannah Greve; Technique: Jens Kuklik; PR & Public relations: neurohr & andrä

after an essay of: Ariel Lasry

UA: ECONOMY & POLITICS: 1.3.2018, 20 h, 2.-4.3.2018, Orangerie Theater im Volksgarten, Cologne
13.7.2018, KunstSalon Theaterpreis-Festival, Köln / as theatrical VR-Installation on 16. June 2019, Kunsthof GALM, in the frame of the Festival JÄTEN IM PARADIES, Milower Land, Brandenburg

360° - Video

360° - Video - to move: hold the curser and move over the picture



The half-hour meditation on Heisenberg's theses is a one-man show in which actor Fabian Ringel has to deliver a breathless tour de force under high pressure. He is supported by the challenging video installation by Jens Standke.

In this way, the evening's visitors take a seat on beanbags in which they let themselves fall and can direct their gaze to the ceiling covered with semi-transparent canvas, on which the physical explanations are illustrated with abstract sequences of images. Driven by pulsating minimalist electroscores, particles and electrons represented as white dots form and condense into ever new formations. Even if physicists are not necessarily able to speak out enlightened when Heisenberg's fuzziness or Schrödinger's cat is spoken of next time, a hunch remains that the so-called reality is perhaps not as concrete and factual as it seemed a moment ago. Is perception merely the human attempt to create patterns and make sense in order to distract oneself from the prospect of incoherent chaos? (Robert Cherkowski in Choices 11/17)

text excerpt

Activated :

This is Karins personal Cloud

I hear: ok, I repeat:

Arriving expected in ten minutes

Start: SmartHomeWelcome program.

Open: HomeSystemControl :

RoomTemperature: Ordered 22 degrees:

Actually arrived

Hoovers activity: finished

NA-148XR15B – washingmaschine: no activity

Open: kitchen window and living room window: Opened.

Ok, I hear,

I repeat:

Arring in five minutes

New Order: Music program: relaxation:

Start: privat music library

Start: HomeAlarm: Mums home.

Prepare: today’s data, chronologically.

Start: LightingControl:

Living room: smart orange colours

Kitchen: daylight in summer afternoon

Start: SmartFrigeView: List products and expiration date- Connect with SmartTV

Show possible recipes

Ok, I hear

I repeat:

Arriving in ten seconds

Start Control System: unlock the main entrance

Main entrance unlocked



In the schedule of WEHR51, produced 2017 and 2018 by the, in cooperation with Freihandelszone - ensemblenetzwerk köln
sponsored by: Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. and ON - Neue Musik Cologne