The Prisoners Dilemma Model +- staged
Performance for a theatre-stage, Bühne A, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zürich 2015
in collaboration with David Kerman
Pop music and its significant show effects, i.e. the seduction techniques of the entertainment industry, inspire me again and again. The theatre as a discursive artistic place, where socially relevant questions are intensively negotiated in the presence and with the involvement of the audience, has interested me for a long time. Recently I came across a research tool from Theoretical Biology: the "Prisoners Dilemma Model", which was developed for cooperative research. M I have interviewed the scientists working with this model to learn more about this form of knowledge gain. This radically simplified and sober calculation of highly complex processes provoked me.
The question of how, respectively whether, and if not, why cooperation functions in our society is omnipresent and powerful. Nevertheless, I exposed myself to this question and developed, among other things, with the help of various discussions with theatre experts (Patricia Nocon, Marcel Schwald and Hannah Hurtzig) and in collaboration with the musician David Kerman, a performance for the theatre stage. The grid of the model served me as an agent. An experiment.