Premiere February 08, 2016
What’s the link between the literary classic Lord of the Rings and Minecraft, the open-world game with 100 million registered players worldwide? In Golding’s dystopian Robinsonade, a group of schoolboys ends up on an uninhabited island and are left to their own devices. A great adventure begins. The children explore the island, build huts, make fires and hunt pigs. But soon, a monster appears: rivalry and their hunting instinct escalate into a life-and-death struggle. Minecraft is like Lego for the computer screen. The players start their discovery tour in a pixel paradise of their own design. They create new worlds from limited resources. But when night falls, monsters appear and they have to overcome dangers and battles in survival mode. Let’s play: Robert Lehniger connects analogue to digital and finds out which world we want to live in with the youth ensemble. Which rules should apply? What’s more fun: construction or destruction, civilisation or anarchy? And where are the limits to fun and games?
Emil von Schönfels
Kya-Celina Barucki, Emmi Büter, Mina Christ, Philipp Djokic, Helen Kaschtalinski, Lenz Lengers, Gynian Machacek, Jochanah Mahnke, Jakob Mandler, Artur Matzat, Ishini Rathnayake, Carlotta Rohn, Léon Romeike, Emil von Schönfels, Langston Uibel, Annika Westphal