Call Cutta in a box

Call Cutta in a box

Helgard Haug, Daniel Wetzel, Stefan Kaegi (DE)

Honorary Mention Interactive Art

Imagine you are buying a ticket at the box office for an individual show on a specific day. You are led to an apartment somewhere close by, where a person on a phone strikes up a conversation with you. The voice belongs to a call-center agent from Calcutta, India… A story is about to develop and you realize that the call-center agent and you and your city are the very first protagonists of the plot. “Call Cutta” is a new form of dialog that turns up the other side of the globalization coin and whispers its message back into the ear of the end-user.

Collaboration: Sebastian Brünger, Almut Rembges
Digital Interface Design: Florian Fischer
Physical Interface Design: Georg Werner
Production Management: Heidrun Schlegel / Kathrin Veser
Assistant Directors India: Almut Rembges, Philipp Widmann, Maria Ochs, Martin Baierlein
Production Management India: Madhusree Mukherjee
Worlds premiere: April 2nd 2008 in Berlin, Mannheim, Zurich

Production: Rimini Apparat

In collaboration with the Callcenter Descon Limited in Kalkutta. ( Coproduction Baltic Circle Helsinki and Helsinki Festival; Camp X Kopenhagen; HAU Berlin; Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels; Nationaltheater Mannheim; Schauspielhaus Zürich; 104 Centquatre Paris. Supported by the European Cultural Foundation and Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.

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