Rimini Protokoll (Haug / Kaegi / Puschke / Wetzel)
“The Walks” is an app with a collection of audio walks – presented on HAU4 − whose stories and soundscapes are global in scope. After Alpbach, Borgia/Catanzaro, Bucharest, Cleveland, Dresden, Hamburg, Milan and Saarbrücken now it’s Berlin’s turn to show the HAU co-production. Each walk is a short audio experience for a specific place in your city and an invitation to rediscover and interact with your environment.
“The Walks” connects people around the world in a local experience via the fundamental human action of walking.
Walking in public gained new meaning with the COVID-19 pandemic. An ancient, daily ritual became an integral part of the new normality. People meet, walk, stroll through neighborhoods, play in landscapes, and perceive their environment anew with every stride.
“The Walks” understands walking as a theatrical scenario – an audio-guided walk in parks, a staged walk in supermarkets or timed interactions on riverbanks. In every city, voices, sounds, and music turn familiar places into sites and landscapes into stages step by step through storytelling, dialogical situations, choreographic discoveries, or musical and rhythmic variations on walking. The title of every walk indicates where or how to do it: “Walk for a cemetery,” “Walk along the water,” or “Walk for a traffic island.”
“The Walks” is an app for smartphones that you can download from the App Store or Google Play. It is available for download until 31.12.2022.
To ensure that the app runs smoothly, you should have a current operating system (5 or later for Android or 13 or later for iOS). You will need 100 MB of storage space on your device to install the app. “The Walks” is an invitation to walk at varying speeds and intensities. More detailed information about each walk is available in the app.
- Wed 1.9.2021, 15:00
Written and directed by: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel / Concept and dramaturgy: Cornelius Puschke / App Developers: Steffen Klaue, Alexander Morosow / Sound, composition: Frank Böhle / Graphic design: Ilona Marti / Production Manager: Maitén Arns
Production: Rimini Apparat. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, creart / Teatrelli, BorderLight – International Theatre + Fringe Festival Cleveland, European Forum Alpbach, Fondazione Armonie d’Arte, Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Zona K, Festival PERSPECTIVES. Funded by: Fonds Darstellende Künste from funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Romanian version funded by: Goethe-Institut Bucharest. Spanish version commissioned by: Goethe-Institut Mexico.