Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds

Mauricio Kagel’s "Zwei Mann Orchestra" visualises the upheavals of the Industrial Revolution, which has left us in a world designed by and for the white male. The complex process of machines is externalised into a giant multi-layered sculpture made of ropes, wires and pulleys. Opera Lab Berlin brings this piece into the 21st century and beyond, to a future where the Digital Revolution is completed, and humanity has to seek to overcome bias and prejudices that echo from the past. Wires become wireless connections, ropes become digital networks, the transfer of energy becomes transfer of information and - and this is truly revolutionary - humans are no longer in a mere external controlling function, but integrated seamlessly into the digital machine. The processes are internalised. Human interactions become data transfer. Bodies are extended into the digital. Clouds of soot become an omnipotent digital cloud. Join us on our journey up and beyond, into the uncertain.