NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL: machina eX – Hedge Knights – Live-Adventure-Game

Former AOK building | Königswall 25 | Dortmund

An abandoned building becomes the setting for a live adventure game. Imagine the office of an overworked trader in Dortmund’s Unionviertel. Market rates are ticking by on the wall. Suddenly, an alarm bell rings: prices are crashing! The spectators must step in: playing a point-and-click computer game, they can explore the office as a playground, picking up, testing, collecting, using and combining objects as the room reacts to the changes. But carrying the game forward and reaching the next level crucially requires the players to collaborate and simultaneously negotiate the trader’s marital problems, bankruptcy, inflation and taking an afternoon nap. Hedge Knights is a participatory performance that allows the audience to experience and enact the life and work of high-risk traders as a collective gaming process.

The media theatre collective machina eX has been successfully working since 2010 to rid computer games of their status as cultural niche products and bring them to life in reality. Their works have been shown and performed at Impulse Festival, Düsseldorf, Best OFF Festival, Hannover, the Donaufestival, Krems, HAU (Theater Hebbel am Ufer), Berlin, Thalia Theater, Hamburg, and Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zurich, among others.

Limited number of participants, to book a place please call
0231-4763668 (HMKV at the Dortmunder U).

A cooperation between HMKV and Urbane Künste Ruhr.

3 – 5 October 2013, 4:00 pm and 8:30 pm

Organized by HMKV / Urbane Künste Ruhr

Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
Ministerium für Familie Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW
Sparkasse Dortmund
Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Guest Performance Fund for Theater, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by the ministries of culture and art of the federal states.
Media partners
ARTE Creative



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