Digitalbühne Zürich (CH) «Polder: Tintagiles»

Laboratory of storytelling

After the two narrative research laboratories at Fabriktheater Zürich in the winter of 2016/17 that involved collecting the bio-feedback data of users, Digitalbühne Zürich has further developed its narrative experiment «Polder: Tintagiles»: The performer Meret Hottinger and her super-intelligent android alter ego controlled by quantum computers merge into one and become a superhuman that utilises the opportunities offered by virtual reality, swarm intelligence narrative techniques and glove puppet horror as digital prostheses to achieve her goals.

A production by Digitalbühne Zürich based on the marionette flash drama «The Death of Tintagiles» by Maurice Maeterlinck. In the Basel edition of the narrative research laboratory, three Basel high school groups are part of the narrative experiment.
With Meret Hottinger, Corinne Soland
Direction Digitalbühne Zurich, Der Schwarm
Concept, Dramaturgy, Text Samuel Schwarz, Leopold Helbich, Corinne Soland
Music Michael Sauter
Stage, Costume Jimena Cugat
Graphic Manuela Murschetz
Video Digitalbühne Zurich
VR Wanda Wylowa, Sira Topic
Technical direction VR-Technique & Digital Puppeteering Janina Woods
Puppeteering Elisabetha Bleisch
Research partners Maher Ben Moussa, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Simon Senecal, Yvain Tisserand (Miralab, ISI, CUI, University of Geneva), Stephan Streuber (EPFL, Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics), Hanson Robotics (, Dr. M. Alejandra Quirós-Ramírez

Production Management Digitalbühne Zurich
Assistant Caroline Baur

Teachers Oliver Friedli & Tina Sarno (Sek Binningen), Katrin Benz (Sek Bäumlihof) and Nina Ramseyer (Minerva) as part of the project "Urban Games", supported by Abteilung Kultur Basel-Stadt.

Coproduction Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik
Support Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia, Avina Stiftung, Migros-Kulturprozent, Samsung Schweiz, Georges u. Jenny Bloch Stiftung, Christoph Merian Stiftung.