In Caroline Creutzburg’s latest work, this time created in close collaboration with René Alejandro Huari Mateus, the audience is contacted by “Die Vielhundertjährigen” (“The Many-Centenarians”). They, who are several hundred years old, are now inhabitants of a post-digital world. Based on their own fantasies and desires, the artists and the 65 to 87 year-old ensemble members have created their own science fiction narrative. Departing from the typical totalitarian-apocalyptic images and narratives of the genre, the “Many-Centenarians” show us a future in which the world’s body of knowledge is literally stored in DNA, in which the world can be printed three-dimensionally with fingers, in which humans consist only of eyes and float in existence. The play focuses on the autonomy and the transformative potential of ageing. Caroline Creutzburg and René Alejandro Huari Mateus conjure up a counter-myth of bodily technological progress: ageing becomes an act of hacking time and identity.
Duration: 60 min