ROOM SERVICE, a live interactive film, is set in the conference room of a hotel where the audience watch four performers on huge TV monitors set side by side. Each performer is in a separate hotel room, unable to see and hear the audience or each other. It’s late at night, and none of them are sleeping. Instead, they kill time, sharing moments of hope, fear and boredom. Their only contact to the outside world is a phone line that puts them directly in contact with the audience. As the night progresses they call their voyeurs with increasingly absurd and desperate demands in a plea to remain with them and help them make it through the night.
Gob Squad members are currently mentoring Irish artists Brokentalkers on a new performance project, with the support of British Council Ireland.
Presented as part of We Are Here 2.0 by Dublin Docklands Development Authority and Project Arts Centre.
Concept: Gob Squad
Performed by: JOHANNA FREIBURG, SEAN PATTEN, ELYCE SEMENEC, BERIT STUMPF, SARAH THOM, BASTIAN TROST, SIMON WILL
Sound design: SEBASTIAN BARK, JEFF MCGRORY
Video: MILES CHALCRAFT, LEIF ALEXIS
Technical Direction: LARS-EGGE MÜGGENBURG
Production Management: EVA HARTMANN Gob Squad work collectively, without a director, on the concept, design, devising and performing of their work. Permanent members of the group are Sean Patten, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Simon Will, Bastian Trost and Johanna Freiburg. Other artists are invited to collaborate on particular projects. For Room Service, Gob Squad are joined by performance/video artist Elyce Semenec and sound designers Sebastian Bark and Jeff McGrory as well as video artists Miles Chalcraft and Leif Alexis. Room Service is co-produced by Gob Squad, Kampnagel Hamburg and Podewil Berlin.
With financial assistance from Kulturbehörde der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur Berlin and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. Bonn.