REAL LIFE GAME THEATER
machina eX develops immersive plays which are at the same time walk-in computer games.
machina eX has been investigating the interface between theatre and computer games since 2010. The media and theatre collective is: Clara Ehrenwerth, Anna Fries, Robin Hädicke, Lasse Marburg, Mathias Prinz, Yves Regenass and Philip Steimel.
machina eX combines modern technologies with means of classic illusion theatre and creates immersive theatre productions which are simultaneously walk-in computer games.
Since its foundation, machina eX has developed around twenty live games in German-speaking countries, the United States of America and beyond.
Together with FFT Düsseldorf, machina eX received the Doppelpass funding from the state foundation Kulturstiftung des Bundes from 2012 to 2014 and was able to realize Right of Passage (2014), which was nominated for the Friedrich-Luft-Preis. Their game Lessons of Leaking (2015) was invited to the International Summer Festival in Hamburg, the Sirenos Festival in Vilnius and the Transform Festival in Leeds, among others. machina eX has executed projects for the Gessnerallee Zürich, Schillertage Mannheim, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Münchner Kammerspiele, Goethe-Institut in Washington and Goethe-Institut in Budapest. Since 2015, the collective has received, together with the HAU Hebbel am Ufer, state funding from the Berlin Senate.
machina eX have been well received by Washington Post, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, taz., Der Freitag, Neues Deutschland, Tagesspiegel, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Theater der Zeit, ARD, ZDF, Sat1, 3sat, arte, BR, WDR, rocketbeans TV, WASD, GEE, Rock Paper Shotgun, Kotaku and many more.
Their production 15'000 Gray (2012) was awarded the 100° Festival jury award, was invited to the Impulse Festival, shortlisted for the Best OFF Festival of the Lower Saxony State Foundation and invited to Washington by the Goethe-Institut.
ANNA SINA FRIES
eXpert for artistic direction and stage design
JAN PHILIP STEIMEL
eXpert for Programming, Electronics and Mischief
eXpertin for Plots, Storylines and Managing Director
eXperte for digital Interfaces
eXperte for Sounddesign, Radio Plays and GameBoy Music
eXperte for Max/MSPchen
eXperte for Performance, Dramaturgy and whatever is needed