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Commune AI 2.0 – Online-Performance

Performance exclusively online, participation from home
Errorrama Festival/ Kleintheater Luzern & HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU4), Berlin & Kana Theater Stettin
23. Februar 2024 / 6pm + 9pm
24. Februar 2024 / 6pm + 9pm

ARGEkultur Salzburg & HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU4), Berlin
22. April 2024 / 8pm
23. April 2024 / 8pm
24. April 2024 / 8pm
25. April 2024 / 8pm

How is life in a collective with artificial intelligences? In the online performance, the audience establishes a commune in the digital space and inhabits a specially developed virtual platform for 75 minutes. Human participants express political goals, desires, and expectations for communal life, while AIs make suggestions for their implementation. How do AIs handle commune conflicts related to money distribution, cleaning schedules, ownership, power issues, and jealousy? How can the profit-oriented and often discriminatory structures of AI be changed? The evolved version 2.0 offers new features and challenges for online communards and their communal living with AIs.

Language: Optional English or German

Supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and the Performing Arts Fund e.V.



Preview: Chatbot Challenge

HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin
Premiere October 2024

Schlachthaus Theater Bern
13.-15. November 2024

In the performative AI jam session CHATBOT CHALLENGE, the audience can help shape possible theater and future scenarios live, “prompt” them together, try them out and question them – new and different every evening. In a playful exchange with performers and a performance chatbot specially developed and programmed by Interrobang, scenic future designs on AI, theater, politics and communities are created. In contrast to everyday chatbot use, the audience in CHATBOT CHALLENGE can collectively “prompt”, i.e. co-determine the rules according to which the performance chatbot operates in the theater space. These ethical codes of conduct are then tested on and with the performers in various play and conflict situations and successively developed further. In the play scenes, the performance chatbot has access to the entire theater machinery of sound, light, stage and video. Which feedback loops are triggered and what happens if the artificial theater intelligence gets out of control?

CHATBOT CHALLENGE exemplifies the questions and challenges facing society as a whole in the current AI era: How do we develop social cooperation with AI systems? How can AI systems be demystified? How can the profit-oriented and often discriminatory structures of AI be made transparent and changed? And what can AIs themselves contribute to these questions?

Interrobang is looking for a Head of Communications and Public Relations for CHATBOT CHALLENGE.


Trailer “Chat-Inferno” here

“Chat-Inferno” examines the communication form of chats with all of their emotionalising and social volatility. Inspired by Dante’s “Inferno”, Interrobang establish a hybrid space in HAU2 where the audience can walk around with tablets and headphones and chat with each other. A parallel online audience can also take part in the chat. Together, the participants set off through the circles of hell of our time.


Interrobang is looking is looking for a Head of Communication & PR for Chatbot Challenge

For the new production “Chatbot Challenge” (premiere October 2024), Interrobang is looking for a professionally experienced person for the conception, coordination and implementation of communication and public relations.

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Berliner Zeitung about Interrobang and “The Philosophising Machine”:

“Interrobang develops a new form of interactive theatre “

Without doubt, the most important and difficult thing that Interrobang seeks is to offer as many different possibilities to the audience as possible to lure them out of their reserve and maybe even fear – certainly out of fixed patterns of behaviour and to expose them to new situations. For nearly ten years, the core group (…) have been experimenting with these very processes which they prefer to call ‘playing with the theatrical community’.

(…) Almost no other group carries out such intensive, self-critical research on this concrete theatrical awareness as Interrobang.  (…) Interrobang’s participatory games are not simply inner journeys. You are lured into the cracks in the surface of reality you learn to see by playing the game.”

more about the “Philosophising Machine”

Continuing to the whole article

Performing Stories

Nina Tecklenburg’s book about new narrative practices in performing arts has now been published in an English translation edited by Richard Schechners „enactments“ at „Seagull books“: Performing Stories. Narrative as Performance.
Collecting things, reading traces, retelling performances, tailoring identities, gaming narration: this book offers a new perspective on narrative beyond written language and drama. A fundamental guide on storytelling in contemporary theatre.

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