Anonymous P.

Chris Kondek & Christiane Kühl

Prometheus stole fire from the gods, a powerful tool they wanted to keep to themselves. Angrily, they exiled him and chained him to a rock in the Caucasus. “Anonymous P.” stole data from the mighty, a violent technology they didn’t want to share with man. Angrily, they exiled him to the transit area of the Moscow airport, an embassy in London, an army prison in Fort Meade. But like Prometheus’s liver eaten by the eagle, the data continues to grow.
Facebook knows who you are. Your mobile knows where you are. Google knows what you’re thinking. And PRISM knows everything. In a world where street lights are filming passers-by, 3D facial recognition has become an everyday phenomenon and drones are taking pictures of everything without our noticing, we need new heroes to fight the mighty. Prometheus brought light to humankind. In a time of total transparency,
today, P.’s gift can only be the darkness of anonymity.
„Anonymous P.“’s sophisticated playful performance installation connects the strategies of secret services, the flourishing data trade of commercial companies, our willingness to disclose our most intimate information with stories of modern heroes and the great fiction of the present: privacy.
Supported by IT-specialists, Chris Kondek & Christiane Kühl turn the Impulse Theater Festival into an interactive hacker space, a boot camp for people who want to hide something.


THURSDAY, JUNE 18 7.30pm Mülheim an der Ruhr
Language DE/EN Ringlokschuppen Ruhr
Bühne 1 Tickets
FRIDAY, JUNE 19 9.30pm Mülheim an der Ruhr
Language EN Ringlokschuppen Ruhr
Bühne 1 Tickets

A project of: Chris Kondek & Christiane Kühl
Performance / Texts: Phil Hayes, Chris Kondek, Christiane Kühl
Programming / Performance: Nathan Andrew Fain,
Stage / Costume: Sonja Füsti
Music: Hannes Strobl
Video: Matthias Gubler [bildstörung]
Light: Ursula Degen / Marc Zeuske
Direction Assistance: Julia Znoj
Production Management: Hannah Pfurtscheller
Assistance Stage / Costume: Petra Kenneth, Katharina Meier
Tour Management: doublelucky productions

A production of Chris Kondek & Christiane Kühl. A coproduction of Festspiele Zürich, Gessnerallee Zürich, Ringlokschuppen Mülheim, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Staatstheater Darmstadt. Kindly supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur.