Homo Novus 2015


Remote Riga

Stefan Kaegi, Jörg Karrenbauer / Rimini Protokoll
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 September 15.30, 19.00, Riga city, starting point - Matīsa Cemetery (Vietalvas str. entrance near bus stop "Matīsa kapi") | 10 and 7 eur

Thousands of people who have never met in the real world swarm out on virtual treasure hunts when playing online games. Remote Riga is a staging of such a game in the real city where spectators become both the protagonists and the gamers. With the headphones on we let ourselves to be guided from a remote perspective by a synthetic voice familiar from GPS navigators or airport announcements. Our minds and decision making mechanisms are slowly replaced by artificial intelligence and the city around us gradually turns into a personal film. As dozens of individuals observe each other the swarm breaks down into ever-smaller units. Are we all hearing the same words?
Performance is rewritten and adapted for each particular city where it’s presented.
Stefan Kaegi about the most satisfying aspect of creating Remote X: As much as it is made as an immersive experience, I also enjoy watching it from outside as a kind of art in public space that appears and disappears within minutes. Little gestures of 50 people sharing a secret turn the city in an exciting place where unpredictable things can happen . . .

About artist

Rimini Protokoll is an artistic collective of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, and Daniel Wetzel working since 2000 in the area of devised documentary and reality theatre and focusing on continuous development of the theatre tools to allow for unusual perspectives on our reality.


Concept, script and direction: Stefan Kaegi
Co-director: Jörg Karrenbauer
Sound design: Nikolas Neecke
Dramaturgy: Juliane Männel, Aljoscha Begrich
Sound editing, assistant director: Ilona Marti
Production: Juliane Männel, Caroline Gentz, Rimini Apparat
Production of Remote Riga: Madara Sokolova, Sandra Lapkovska, New Theatre Institute of Latvia
In coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal and Goethe-Institute Portugal, Festival Theaterformen Hannover/Braunschweig, Festival d’Avignon, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Kaserne Basel
Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund Berlin, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater Kanton Basel-Stadt
A House on Fire coproduction with the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union
Premiere on 19 November, 2013

2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9


15.30, 19.00

Riga city, starting point - Matīsa Cemetery (Vietalvas street entrance near bus stop "Matīsa kapi")

10 and 7*



In Latvian and English (on 4, 8 September at 15.30)

Run time

1h 45


Matīsa Cemetery (Vietalvas str. entrance near bus stop "Matīsa kapi")

This is a walking performance that includes physical activity. Not suitable for people with walking difficulties. Please arrive for the performance at least 15 minutes before it starts. We recommend taking public transport (bus No 20 to Matīsa kapi, bus No 13 to Vietlavas iela or train to Vagonu parks) as the ending point is not the same as the starting point.

Supported by

* Reduced price for students, seniors, people with disabilities

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