(c) Dorothea Tuch, (c) Jan Brokof, (c) Hellen Jilavu



Colonia Digital: The Empire Feeds Back!

Mousonturm Saal


The internet is broken. It has proved to be the medium of disappearance par excellence. The next thing to disappear is the term “internet.” andcompany&Co. has fled away from the manic machines into the desert. In the ruins of an abandoned data centre, hidden among dead data, the Berlin collective attempts to forge a link to a past that has vanished. In remembrance of the forgotten socialist origins of the internet, andcompany&Co. has constructed the control room that Salvador Allende had built just before Pinochet’s coup: that “communist machine” that was meant to guide the state and a national economy in real time and for the good of all. Voices still haunt the echo chambers of the disused internet from a time before the net was conquered by an army of trolls and was dominated by social bots: “At last, el pueblo!”

Language: German
Duration: 90 Min.
Conceived and Directed by: andcompany&Co.
Text: Alexander Karschnia&Co.
Performed by: Alexander Karschnia, Nicola Nord, Sascha Sulimma&Co.
Stage Design: Jan Brokof&Co.
Video: Kathrin Krottenthaler
Costume Design & Stage Co-Design: Franziska Sauer&Co.
Light  Design: Sebastian Zamponi
Sound Design: Mareike Trillhaas
Assistant Director: Verena Rebekka Katz
Technical Director: Holger Müller, Marc Zeuske
Company Management: Monica Ferrari

A production by andcompany&Co. in coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, FFT Düsseldorf, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, Brechtfestival Augsburg and brut Vienna. Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste, Governing Major of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, Kunststiftung NRW and Ministry of Culture and Science Nordrhein-Westfalen. Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Theater, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and the Federal Ministries for Culture.