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 of what makes an original. In addition, it deals with the questions of copyright, intellectual property, and 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” have any value anymore?
Singers/Performers: Siegmar Aigner, Didi Bruckmayr, Irene Coticchio, Jeannie Mayr, Miriam Wällstedt
Historian: Gerhard Baumgartner
Composition: Michael Strohmann, Josef Linschinger
Video: Mathias Gmachl
Written, directed and designed by Yosi Wanunu
Produced by Kornelia Kilga
ORF Funkhaus, Vienna/ March 31 – April 3, 2003