THE CONGO TRIBUNAL TRANSMEDIA
Accompanying the documentary film & theatre project THE CONGO TRIBUNAL, a comprehensive transmedia narrative has been created and exhibited at festivals, in museums and art spaces throughout Europe and beyond. As a result of an interdisciplinary collaboration of european and african artists, theatre- and filmmakers, digital creators and campaigners, the transmedia elements extend the dialectic space, offering new perspectives, stories and multiple artistic interpretations.
Created in collaboration with the Congolese political illustrator Kayene and the digital studio Monokel, the fully animated interactive narration WITNESS J tells the story of the directly affected from a victim’s perspective. In addition to this browser game, a room scale VR experience lets us undergo even more intensely the reality lived by the victims of the Congo war. An additional comprehensive online archive, consisting of the complete filmed material for “The Congo Tribunal”, enables the user to browse and edit the footage individually.
Furthermore, the installation version of this work, created in co-production with STUK, Leuven and STROOM, Den Haag, involves the full-length 26h screenings of the tribunal in Bukavu and Berlin, merged in a multi screen video installation. Supplemented by a variety of reading materials and a short documentary about the impact of the project in Congo during a nationwide symposia tour in Congo two years after the tribunal, the installation hints at the long-tail impact of this grand work.
Festivals & Exhibitions:
- DOK Leipzig 2017 - DOK Neuland, Transmedia Installation Premiere
- THEATRE TOUR (Schauspiel Cologne, Schaubühne Berlin, Residenztheater Munich, Kampnagel Hamburg, Gessnerallee Zurich),
November & December 2017
- ARTEFACT, STUK Leuven February 2018
- STROOM, Den Haag March & April 2018
- CPH:DOX INTER:ACTIVE 2018, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
- DOCUMENTAL AMBULANTE, Mexico, May 2018
- EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL, Osnabrück April & May 2018
- VILLA ROMANA, Florence, June 2018
- NATIONAL THEATRE GENT, September 2018
Artistic Director – Milo Rau
Producer – Arne Birkenstock, Olivier Zobrist, Sebastian Lemke
Scenography – Anton Lukas
Researsch, Casting and Dramaturgy – Eva-Maria Bertschy
Corporate Design – Nina Wolters
Web, Game, VR
Creative Director – Daniel Wagner
Technical Director – Christian Koschmieder
Producers – Arne Birkenstock, Sebastian Lemke, Roman Roitman, Olivier Zobrist
Script – Timo Maier, Daniel Wagner, Sebastian Lemke
Developers – Christian Koschmieder, Moritz Abeln
Visual Artists – Yves Kulondwa (aka Kayene), Daniel Wagner, Holger Schulz, Neysha Castritius,
Music – Marcel Vaid
Sound Design – Alon Kaplan, Timo Maier, Moritz Abeln
A Fruitmarket Arts & Media production in collaboration with IIPM - International Institute of Political Murder, Langfilm / Bernard Lang AG, Lemafrika
Web, Game, VR developed and created by Monokel
The Congo Tribunal Transmedia is funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Installation version: co-production STUK, Huis voor Dans, Beeld en Geluid and STROOM, Den Haag.