Antifa AI German Horror Daemonium Music by LABOUR | 2021


Structures of right-wing extremism have long since developed in various areas of the Internet. Old and new right-wingers network, recruit and mobilize each other via digital channels. Against this background, cobratheater.cobra sets up an interactive and theatrical cabinet of horrors of German conditions in the production German Horror Daemonium.

This project takes place as a theatrical, audio-visual installation. Spectators are guided online through the labyrinthine stage set and simultaneously through the ghost train of the Internet. The play, which is also offered for school classes, runs on the open source platform Jitsi, so that interactions with the audience are made possible during the performance and has been programmed by the collective so that one can write with a "chatbot". Through these interactions, the audience gains insights into possible anti-fascist resistance tools, such as artificial intelligence, as well as the recent history of inhuman violence in Germany and the unbroken resistance against it.

by: cobra.theater
concept and performance: Martin Grünheit, Hieu Hoang, Wanja van Suntum
coding:  Martin Grünheit, Meredith Thomas
music and sound: Colin Hacklander, Farahnaz Hatam
stage: Lea Kissing
costumes: Imke Paulick
production: Olaf Nachtwey