A Digital Living Room Play
30 June – 4 July 2021
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Open Stage
Between theatrical scavenger hunt and online chat: the performance group machina eX presents their digital text adventure 1st Lockdown in an adaptation for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau. The virtual hunt through Dessau Bauhaus locations is about Tess. She left for work this morning by bike and should have been back by now. Her mobile is off. The visitors set off on a search. Each of them separately – all together. The investigations, largely guided by text messages, lead across a virtual Dessau. Players browse through the city map, contact people by phone, solve arithmetic problems, receive voice messages or photos and crack puzzles to solve the case. The story leads to familiar and unfamiliar places on the Internet and is significantly influenced by players from the Bauhaus Museum or private spaces.
machina eX combines modern technologies with the means of classical theatre and addresses important questions about the digitalisation of society.