Intellectual Property

Mr. Lincoln Goes to Prater

A Sci-Fi musical/opera built around the Department of Artificial Live Entertainment (ALE). A disorienting laboratory of past and future, fictional and historical, technology and philosophy, reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation. Intellectual Property asks the question what makes an original. In addition it deals with the questions of copyrights, intellectual property, historical inheritance. If Shakespeare would have lived today, what would have happened with all the source material he used for writing his plays? Would he have to pay royalties? Does the word “original” has any value anymore?

Singers/Performers: Siegmar Aigner, Dietmar Bruckmayr, Jeannie Mayr, Mirjam Wällstedt, Irene Coticchio
Composed by Josef Linschinger and Michael Strohmann
Video: Mathias Gmachl
Directed and designed by Yosi Wanunu
Produced by Kornelia Kilga

Production dates: March 31 – Apr 3, 2003, ORF Studio 3 Vienna