Is Anybody Home?
A Live Film
This is the front door to where you live, isn’t it? And this is your key? Is anybody home? Ok, I’m going in… This is your room, your own private room, right? And this big double bed. It’s yours, right? All just for you. Ok, I‘m exhausted. I’m going to lay down and I’m going to fall asleep. And when I wake up, I will be safe and sound. But first of all, tell me… What do I dream of?
Gob Squad return to the Volksbühne in a new live interactive film in which empathy and the idea of sharing the experience of others is taken to the extreme. Each night a new guest is invited to watch a film, set in their own private apartment. Boundaries of privacy and property are constantly being negotiated, beds are slept in and bodies are taken over. Where do you start, and where do I stop? Is this a nightmare or a dream to come true?
Meanwhile on the streets we see another body on a mysterious fairytale-like quest. What is home outside of four walls? Where do we find the opening in the membrane of the private, to make connections rather than draw divisions? Where can we come together? In the theatre? In a stranger’s house? In my body? Our minds? On the streets? Is anybody home?
Is Anybody Home? is a production by Gob Squad and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Kuenste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.
Gob Squad is regularly funded by the state of Berlin (2020 – 2023), Chancellery of the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe.