Home Visit USA is a participatory performance by the internationally-renowned German-Swiss artist collective Rimini Protokoll. Each performance is a gathering at a private home in Los Angeles. Set around a living room table, audiences play a game in an informal atmosphere where they talk about the ever-changing ideas of what defines our country—focusing on issues that include cultural identity, values, and borders.
During the performance, the artists juxtapose the rather abstract and often hyperbolized idea of national identity in the United States. What starts out feeling like a political gathering soon takes a turn: maps are spread out and an acoustic backdrop begins to emerge; challenges arise, and together, decisions are made. Personal anecdotes and the United States’ current political climate become intertwined.
HOME VISIT USA
will take place in Los Angeles on the following dates:
(Exact location will be disclosed to the participants)
- Saturday, May 6th @ 7.00 pm
- Saturday, May 13th @ 7.00 pm
PARTICIPATE: Participants must be age 18 or over
The success of the performance is dependent on a sold-out show of 15 participants, and admission is extremely limited. If you would like to participate, please send us an email introducing yourself along with a brief statement as to why you are interested in attending to Praktikant2@LosAngeles.goethe.org
We will then select the candidates who have provided the most convincing argument as to why they would like to take part in this unique experience.
Each performance will take place at a different person’s home in Los Angeles.
Exact addresses of each residence will be provided to the ticketed guests (by email) in the week prior to each performance.
For an insider view of Home Visit USA, as presented in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, please check out this story from KCRW.
IDENTITY, VALUES AND COMPETITION EXPLORED AMONG STRANGERS AT A DINING TABLE NEAR YOU (Kathryn Barnes, KCRW)
For more information about the work, which has been performed in twenty-three European cities in collaboration with numerous esteemed theater venues, please visit the Home Visit Europe performance website:
HOME VISIT EUROPE
A House on Fire commission / coproduction with the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union. The project is supported by Capital Culture Fund Berlin. Presented in Los Angeles with the cooperation of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
(Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel) is a Berlin-based artist collective whose work is presented and toured around the world, often appearing in public spaces, renowned theater venues, museums, and commissioned by major festivals including Festival d’Avignon, FR; Singapore International Festival of Arts; Territory Festival Moscow, RU; D-CAF Cairo, EG; Melbourne Town Hall, AU; Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NY; and Walker Art Center, MN. They have received numerous prestigious awards including Faust Theatre Prize in 2007; Silver Lion of the Biennale for Performing Arts in Venice in 2011; Excellence Award of the 17th Japan Media Festival in 2014; and the Swiss Grand Prix of Theatre in 2015.
Rimini Protokoll team
Concept / Script / Direction: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel; Dramaturgy: Katja Hagedorn; Interaction Design: Hans Leser, Grit Schuster, Mirko Dietrich; Artistic Collaborator Tour: Anton Rose, Cornelius Puschke; Setting: Belle Santos, Lena Mody; Production Management: Juliane Männel, Anna Florin; Technical Direction: Sven Nichterlein
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara team
Curator: Brooke Kellaway; Director of Community Engagement: Monika Molnar-Metzenthin; Master of Ceremonies: Ted Mills; Assistant: Sarah Dildine; Coordinator: Melanie Ball; Technician: Eric Chirnside
Home Visit Europe is a production of Rimini Apparat. Developed in coproduction with Archa Theatre Prague (CZ). BIT Teatergarasjen/Bergen International Festival (NO). Frascati Teater Amsterdam (NL). HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (D). Kaaitheater Brussels (BE). LIFT London (GB). Malta Festival Poznan (PL). Mungo Park (DK). Sort/Hvid (DK). Teater Nordkraft (DK). Théâtre de la Commune Aubervilliers (FR). Théâtre Garonne (FR). Teatro Maria Matos (PT).
© Rimini Protokoll