Audiowalk with Rimini Protokoll (Haug/Kaegi/ Puschke/Wetzel)
“The Walks” is an app for a series of audio walks by Rimini Protokoll. Each walk is a short audio play for a specific place in your city and an invitation to rediscover and interact with your surroundings. To do an audio walk yourself, all you need is about 20 minutes. Go whenever you want. You can decide how many walks you want to do and in which order.
The stories and sound worlds of the short audio plays can be experienced worldwide. The Walks” connects people around the globe in a local experience through a basic human action: walking. With the Corona pandemic, walking in public space took on a new meaning. An ancient and everyday ritual became a central part of the new normal: people meeting, walking, strolling through neighbourhoods, playing in landscapes and perceiving their surroundings anew with every walk.
“The Walks” understands walking as a theatrical scenario: an audio-guided walk in parks, a staged walk in supermarkets or timed interactions on riverbanks. In each city, voices, sounds and music turn familiar places into settings and landscapes into stages step by step: through narratives, dialogue situations, choreographic explorations or musical-rhythmic variations of walking. The title of each walk tells you where or how it will be performed: “Walk for a Cemetery”, “Walk by the Water” or “Walk around a Traffic Island”.
“The Walks is an app for smartphones that you can download from the App Store or Google Play. To start the Walks, you receive an activation code when you buy the ticket, which you redeem in the app.
To ensure that the app runs smoothly, you should have a current operating system (5 or later for Android or 13 or later for iOS). You will need 100 MB of storage space on your device to install the app “The Walks”.
“The Walks is an invitation to walk at varying speeds and intensities. You can find more detailed information about each walk in the app.
If you have any problems using the apps, please feel free to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are giving away 1000 free accesses to the app for your individual walk. If you are interested, simply contact our Visitor Centre by email email@example.com or by phone +49 351 264 62 0 (Mon – Fri 11am – 3pm).
Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel
Steffen Klaue, Alexander Morosow
Artistic coordination / Audio editing
Vlaicu Golcea (RO)
Sound design / Mixing
Music / Composition
Frank Böhle a.o. (see individual walks)
Rimini Protokoll, studio lärm and Lorenz Rollhäuser
Panthea (EN/FR/IT: Naomi Boyce, Aurélien Foster, Anna Galt, Erica Grossi, Vivian Ia, Adrien Leroux, Lianna Mark, Samuel Petit, Yanik Riedo, Lorenzo de Sabbata), Ondine Cristina Dascălița & Adina Olaru (RO), Alexander Schmiedel (ES)
Experts / contributors
Erdem Gündüz, Stephanie Haug, Katja Otto, Martin Schmitz, Antonio Tagliarini
Dido Antonia Aquilanti, Maitén Charlotte Arns, Cătălina Bălălău, Maria Bărbulescu, Bente Bausum, Melanie Baxter-Jones, Vlad Bîrzanu, Rosario Bona, Liliana Bong-Schmidt, Lena Bruun Bondeson, Lène Calvez, Nicholas Cațianis, Maïmouna Coulibaly, Luisa Devins, Paul Dunca/Paula Dunker, Noa Eleodori, Paolo Eleodori, María García Beato, Carmen Ghiurco, Margot Gödrös, María Magdalena González Atao, Melissa Holroyd, Christiane Hommelsheim, Stéphane Hugel, Timur Isik, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Lara Körte, Koffi Kra, Alexandra Lauck, Max Lechat, Nicoleta Lefter, Joshua Lerner, Daniela Lucato, Georgia Măciuceanu, Steve Mekoudja, Conrad Mericoffer, Mela Mihai, Lara-Sophie Milagro, Gabriela Pîrlițeanu, Alina Rotaru, Juan Sáenz de Tejada Urruzola, Silvia Sassetti, Ausencio Serrano Garcia, Simonetta Solder, Kamran Sorusch, Antonio Tagliarini, Lucie Zelger.
Expander Film (Stefan Korsinsky, Lilli Kuschel)
Barcelona Cicle de l’Aigua, Milagro Alvarez, Ignasi Batalle Barber, Aljoscha Begrich, Peter Breitenbach, Andreas Fischbach, Jannis Grimm (Institute for Protest and Movement Research), Ant Hampton, Lilli Kuschel, Dima Levytskyi, Jan Meuel, Barbara Morgenstern, Niki Neecke (Jardin Sonore), Ricardo Sarmiento, Hilla Steinert, Enric Tello, Valentin Wetzel, Zoï Wetzel, Gustavo Ramon Wilhelmi
A production by Rimini Apparat.
In co-production with creart / Teatrelli, BorderLight – International Theatre + Fringe Festival Cleveland, European Forum Alpbach, Fondazione Armonie d’Arte, HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts, International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Zona K, Festival PERSPECTIVES.
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
The Romanian version was funded by the Goethe-Institut Bucharest.
The Spanish version was commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Mexico.