ca. 70 min
with some English language
Performance | New Media
Produced by Frascati Theater Amsterdam in collaboration with Stichting Ism & Heit | Co-produced by Gessnerallee Zürich, Beursschouwburg Brussel, Göteborg dans & teater festival, Uzès Festival, WP Zimmer Antwerpen Supported by Fonds Podium Kunsten NL, ACCA Attenborough Center for Creative Arts Brighton
Concept, Director: Julian Hetzel | Machine Artist: Hannes Waldschütz | Performer: Bas van Rijnsoever, Claudio Ritfeld, Nathalie Rozanes | Gamer: Zaid Saad | Dramaturg: Miguel Angel Melgares | Production manager: Jasper Hupkens | Technician: Tymen Bergman, Dirk Houthoff, Vincent Beune | Artistic Collaborator: Joachim Robbrecht | Costume Design: Karianne Hoenderkamp | Lighting designer: Nico de Rooij
In “The Automated Sniper“, Julian Hetzel examines the gamification of violence: Two performers on stage are under fire by an operator of a remote-controlled weapon. The shooter, situated in a protected location, aims at the stage using a joystick. The virtual brutality at the same time suddenly becomes very immediate. How far would we go? “The Automated Sniper“ is a commentary on modern warfare – a modern dance, free art, critical pamphlet and tricky game at once.
The performance is followed by an artist talk.