The world seems to become more contradictory, more complex and harder to understand every day. Global competition to achieve performance, growth and additional value is increasing constantly and consumes resources while at the same time more and more people are vanishing into their own networks, groups and bubbles.
This is where the new project by Carmen Schwarz, Yvonne Schäfer and Theresa Seraphin begins. With PLANET 09 they create an immersive and interactive science fiction installation, which asks what collective action might be possible in a fragmenting world. To do this, the participants assume the roles of a crew sent on an expedition to the unexplored PLANET 09 and have to find answers as a collective to the big questions: How do you behave on unfamiliar territory? How do you deal with threats? How will you behave towards “alien life”? What basis do you use to make decisions? Each of these decisive moments targets fundamental issues of our ability to live together the players themselves must choose how they wish to answer them. PLANET 09 is not an escape room: there is no puzzle to solve. PLANET 09 is more like a fictional landscape, a game in which all the participants share in a common pretence.
Following her diploma production YOUTOPOLY the former directing student from Salzburg’s Thomas Bernhard Institut Carmen Schwarz now presents another gaming project working in a collective with the stage designer Yvonne Schäfer and the dramaturg and author Theresa Seraphin.
In German language.
Limited number of participants, duration varies between 90 and 120 minutes depending on the game.
A co-organization of ARGEkultur and SZENE Salzburg.
Direction & Concept: Carmen Schwarz • Space & Set: Yvonne Schäfer • Dramaturgy & Text: Theresa Seraphin • Sound design: Fabian Eicke • Costume design: Lucia Flaig A production by Carmen Schwarz, Yvonne Schäfer and Theresa Seraphin in co-production with ARGEkultur • With the support of the City of Salzburg, Province of Salzburg, Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sports.