Since 2000, Rimini Protokoll has been making projects on the border of theatre, performance, live-art and visual arts. They have been with HOME VISIT EUROPE in 22 citys and 471 private homes throughout Europe and atapted versions were shown in Moscow and Cairo. So, over 500 cakes were backed and eaten, 500 ears put on tables and if you want to know how many minutes of silence have been accumulated, please have a look on their Website were the archive is constantly growing.
In January 20, 2017 they had the Opening of HOME VISIT USA, an adapted version for America, in Santa Barbara, California at the Museum for Contemporary Art.
Thereafter they hope to continue an US touring of the project. Finally our Documentary for HOME VISIT USA is ready and online. WATCH
In Home Visit Europe, the spectators meet in a private flat in order to ponder together on the future of the Old Continent; they confront their fantasies about it, analyse their fears, disappointments and hopes related to it. Every show takes place in a different flat and its stage design includes props that can fit hand luggage.
Rimini Protokoll is the label of the works of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel. They produce theatre pieces, radio shows and work in the urban environment in a diverse variety of collaborative partnerships. Using research, auditions and conceptual processes, allowing what they call ‘Experts’ to find their unique voice.
Works include “Call Cutta in a Box”, a one-to-one telephone performance that takes place live from a call centre in India, “Hauptversammlung” (“Annual General meeting”), a parasitic intervention on the occasion of the shareholders' meeting at Daimler, the multi-player-on-stage-game “Best Before” (Vancouver 2010), „Lagos Business Angels“ with nigerian business people (Berlin 2012), the multi player video piece “Situation Rooms”, 100% City with a sample of 100 citizens on stage as well as "Weltklimakonferenz" (Hamburg 2014) - a simulation of the UN Conference on climate change.
In 2007, Rimini Protokoll have been awarded with the German Faust theatre award and in 2008 with the European prize for “New Realities in Theatre”. 2011 they were awarded the Silver Lion of the 41th biennale of Venice, established to honour new theatrical realities.
Rimini Protokoll is based at HAU, Berlin, since 2003.