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The Müllermatrix

Photo: Joseph Gallus Rittenberg, Theme: Heiner Müller

In our interactive audio-installatin The Müllermatrix Heiner Müller gets reanimated. The audience can communicate with a Müller-Cyborg via telephone. Half human, half telephone computer Heiner Müller comments on a number of current topics: from the decline of Europe, data abuse and migration to contemporary theatre. Through voice-activated menus and a telephone key pad listeners can influence their very own encounter with Heiner Müller.

Interrobang have analysed, re-edited and digitalised Müller’s extensive audio material. The result is an artificial Heiner-Müller-intelligence that looks back to Müller’s texts, alienates and re-configurates them for the present.




“This form of communication is disconcerting and fascinating. […] an artificial Heiner Müller intelligence, immortal and caught in the system, seems to talk to you.”
(taz, Julika Bickel)

“An assembly of original sound material from Müller’s extensive archive as intricate as it is accomplished.”
(Der Tagesspiegel, Christine Wahl)

“Heiner Müller was distinguished by quiet humour and a predilection for the classical quip. He certainly would have enjoyed the installation ‘Die Müllermatrix’ by Interrobang in which the audience chats to a Müller cyborg by telephone.”
(Berliner Morgenpost)

“Heiner Müller as a ghost you can’t kill”
(Gerd Brendel, Deutschland Radio Kultur)

“The installations is reminiscent of a hearing or a prison visit, the only thing missing is the person sitting opposite.”
(Wired, Cindy Michel)


Concept und Realisation: Interrobang (Till Müller-Klug, Nina Tecklenburg) Telephone Installation: Georg Werner Sound and technical director: Florian Fischer Special Sound Editing: Friedrich Greiling Set Design Vienna: Sandra Fox Assistence: Isabel Gatzke Production Berlin: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro With special thanks to Benedetta Bronzini.

Production: Interrobang. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, part of the festival Heiner Müller! “What’s happening now is the total occupation of the present”. Funded by: Capital Cultur Fund Berlin.


HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste
24. October-02. November 2019
-free entrance-
during the festival 89/19

WUK Wien
16.-18. and 23.-25. November 2017

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften
24. June 2017, Freie Universität Berlin
Campusbibliothek, 06:30-11:00pm
– free entrance –

Performing Arts Festival /HAU 2 Foyer
13.-18. June 2017

Hebbel am Ufer Berlin / HAU 2 Foyer
3.-12. March 2016

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