The DVD contents Saving the World (20 m 41s)
Gob Squad Essentials (23m 35s): s. TV-8239
After all, things will never be the same again, so let's make history.
On a not particularly special day, in a not particularly special place Gob Squad will save the world before it ends. From sunrise to sunset, they will try to get everything they can onto a very very wide screen film. It’s a Noah´s Ark for the 21st Century. In Saving The World, Gob Squad squeeze the world into a handful of videotapes. Produced in 24 hours, a seven camera panoramic film portrays one place of a city as a microcosm of the entire world. The mission is nothing less than to save the planet and preserve it for an unknown future. Starting with 'saving' sunrise, Gob Squad soon move on to 'saving' the essentials of life on earth such as money, freedom, ice cream and love. The results of Gob Squad's adventures are screened in a specially constructed "all round cinema". Often surprisingly simple, sometimes visually spectacualar and sometimes completely messy, Gob Squad's journey through a not particularly historical day in a not particularly historical place is a lyrical declaration of love to the ordinary people of today.
Awarded with the Goethe-Institut prize at Impulse Festival 2009
Saving the World concept by: Gob Squad
Performed and devised by: Martin Clausen Johanna Freiburg Sean Patten Sharon Smith Berit Stumpf Sarah Thom Laura Tonke Bastian Trost Simon Will
Video: Miles Chalcraft Martin Cooper
Sound Design: Sebastian Bark Jeff McGrory
Technical Management: Susanne Keeves
Dramaturgy and Production: Christina Runge Eva Hartmann Sophia Simitzis
Production Assistance: Hilde Tuinstra Milena Kipfmüller
Tour Management and Video Editing: Mat Hand
Saving the World is a Gob Squad production Coproduction: Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) Kampnagel (Hamburg) Zeitraumexit e. V. (Mannheim) Wiener Festwochenhttp://www.gobsquad.com/projects/saving-the-world