We are in crises! And in times of global crisis, global cooperation is needed. But this time the crisis is tackled locally – on behalf of the world: at a conference for which no one had to buy a flight or take a long-distance train. A show to which experts and speakers were invited who do not appear physically, but are represented by people from the public who only receive their script at the beginning of the presentation.
Without CO2 emissions or bad Skype or Zoom connections, but with all the performative means available, the contradictory contributions and theses about the consequences of globalization will be made in the theater room – and resolved there.
Rimini Protokoll’s work has expanded the medium of theater to create new perspectives on reality. Shows such as Mnemopark, Remote Lisboa, Radio Muezzin and 100% Lisboa have passed through Lisbon.
Conference of Absentees is touring Europe with the organization of the Goethe-Institut, visiting Brussels, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris and Rome, as well as the Venice Architecture Biennale.