In 2015, Durub Al Tawaya III invited Rimini Protokoll to produce a version of their performance Remote X for the city of Abu Dhabi, entitled Remote Abu Dhabi. Remote Abu Dhabi is part of the Abu Dhabi Art Collection of Performances and is presented in 2018 in collaboration with the Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi.
The project Remote X addresses the imminent reality of artificial intelligence in the cities of the future. It uses the world as a sort of mobile experimental lab and has been presented in 24 cities across the world from the Americas to Europe to Russia and India. Each new site-specific version builds on the dramatic structure of its previous hosting venue, looking for similar but not necessarily identical places in each city and writing new storylines with each new site. In Remote Abu Dhabi, participants walk together through the city following guidelines delivered through headphones by a disembodied voice, seeing familiar and unfamiliar sites come to life as if immersed in an imaginary science fiction film set.
To register visit: https://www.nyuad-artscenter.org/en_US/events/2018/remote-abu-dhabi/