Elderly ladies, teenagers, unemployed air traffic controllers, talented mayoral candidates, Vietnam soldiers, counsellors, Bulgarian longdistance lorry drivers, Indian call centre workers – “real people” are always at the centre of Rimini Protokoll´s directorial work. Experts of their daily lives, they are the defining aspect of the documentary work of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel. It is rare that the clash between fiction and reality is made so clear, and simultaneously so emotional and playful.
In this volume, journalists, academics and artists present and reflect upon the stage productions, as well as the site-specific works, audio tours and radio pieces of the successful trio of directors. With numerous colour photographs and a complete catalogue of works.
With contributions by Eva Behrendt, Diedrich Diederichsen, Miriam Dreysse, Heiner Goebbels, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Florian Malzacher, Annemarie Matzke, Tobi Müller, Martina Müller-Wallraf, Priyanka Nandy, Matthias Pees, Rimini Protokoll, Kathrin Röggla, Jens Roselt und Gerald Siegmund.
A book for connoisseurs, enthusiasts and those who want to become one. nachtkritik
The great, also emotional, attention to everyday life on the one hand and the enthusiasm for it borne by academic discourse and theoretical figures on the other: this is what makes this book as much as the projects of Rimini Protokoll. Katrin Bettina Müller, die tageszeitung (taz)
A successful work protocol that makes you want to see and hear more from the Rimini Trio. Die Deutsche Bühne