SPRING Performing Arts Festival
16 - 25 May 2019

Uncanny Valley

Stefan Kaegi | Rimini Protokoll

The German writer Thomas Melle is inviting you to a lecture on instability. But does the invita-tion really come from Melle? Melle himself will not actually be present. For Uncanny Valley, Stefan Kaegi from the influential German theatre company Rimini Protokoll (Brandstichter 2017 at International Theater Amsterdam) has made a copy of Thomas Melle in the form of a humanoid robot.

The robot is the sole performer in Uncanny Valley. 'Uncanny valley' is a term used to describe the feeling machines cause in people when they are too similar to human beings. The robot (or Melle? Or Kaegi?) is delving into this uncanny valley to ask what happens when a person is copied? What does it mean for the original? Does he get to know himself better through his electronic double? Do the copy and his original compete with each other, or do they help each other? 

Producer: Münchner Kammerspiele 
Coproducer: Berliner Festspiele - Immersion, donaufestival (Krems), Feodor Elutine (Moscow), Triennale Teatro dell'Arte (Milano), Temporada Alta - Festival de Tador de Catalunya (Girona), SPRING Performing Arts Festival



Duration: 60 min




23/05/2019 21:00
24/05/2019 19:30
25/05/2019 21:00





Theater Kikker, Grote Zaal

Note! This show is English spoken and uses no surtitles.



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