Remote Bangalore by Rimini Protokoll (Germany)

A unique theater concept, with an audio guide scripting the audience into a story that blends nicely into the city’s natural din

Remote_Bangalore

Remote_Bangalore

Remote_Bangalore

Remote_Bangalore

A unique theater production comprising of 50 audiences with headphones, Bangalore city and ‘Deepa’ a computer generated voice. It is a virtual trail of Bangalore aimed at exploring public spaces through unique theatrics.

The act begins at Max Muller Bhavan in Indrananagar. From here on your stage is constantly in motion as you are too. A school, a hospital, parking garage, metro station, the metro ride and a church will all be involved at different points in time. It ends in MG Road.

Each participant armed with a headphone is an integral part of the act. The voice from it is your background soundtrack for the whole act. The hypnotic voice instructs you throughout the tour telling you things and asking you to make lefts, rights, watch out for the traffic or take a moment and look around.

Just when you reach the station you hear a train through the headphones and in reality you see a fast approaching train at the station. You hear happy screaming children as you enter a school. Blaring traffic that is quintessentially Bangalore can be heard at a Zebra crossing. This is how the entire act spans on. The beauty of this act is in its timing. The guiding voice is perfectly in sync with the external world you are placed in.

So far, Remote has been held in various cities across the world, including Berlin, Avignon, Vienna, Lisbon, Zürich and São Paulo. It is a different kind of experience in every city. But, what remain constant are the idea and participants walking around exploring the nooks and crannies of the city. In today’s world human interaction is becoming virtual and remote at an alarming rate. This concept is brought about brilliantly in the act.

The shows are on till the 16th and the tickets are priced at RS 200.

Smrithi Rao
Smrithi Rao
I like to travel, have a penchant to photograph pets, places, home and people. Discovering and sharing new projects and ideas happens to be one of my obsessions along with narrating tales about Bangalore, Fashion, Food, Lifestyle,Travel and Design.
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