Alpha sends visitors on a gaming parcour through an exhibition with an app, exclusively developed for this project.

Alpha, conceived and produced by fabien prioville dance company, sends visitors on a gaming parcour. The performance installation is an experimental arrangement that deliberately leaves room for the element of chance in order to offer the audience the opportunity to independently explore the museum / performative space.

The focus is now no longer on the fundamental exploration of possible uses of smartphones in a performative context, but rather on the exploration of new habits on the one hand and the development of collective concepts of use on the other.

Developed together with the team of LavaLabs and the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Alpha starts as a freely downloadable app that successively turns the visitors’ private smartphone into a kind of natural extension of the body.

The app invites visitors to playfully explore the exhibition, while they are asked to collect parts of a code using their private smartphones in order to gain access to an additional room at the end, where a “performative reward” awaits.

The installation was visible in the frame of the exhibition ‘Welcome to Paradise‘ in NRW-Forum Düsseldorf from August 27th 2021 till January 9th 2022. Click here to go to the website of the exhibition.

Upcoming dates to be announced.



A production of fabien prioville dance company, co-produced by NRW FORUM. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of NRW; the Cultural Office of the City of Düsseldorf and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF.NRW).

Concept: Fabien Prioville, Silvia Werner
Fabien Prioville
Zuzana Zahradnikova, Anna Sühelya Harms, Evan Schwarz, Leónor Clary
Music: Otacílio Melgaço


Scientific support and technical realisation: MIREVI team of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf under the direction of Christian Geiger (app development and beacon infrastructure: Alexander Giesbrecht, Daniel Glomberg; coordination: Ivana Družetić).
Content Production: LAVAlabs moving images GmbH & Co. KG (VFX Supervisor: Jonas Thorbrügge, Junior Producer: Isabella Swann, Executive Producers: Michael Brink and Rolf Mütze, Head of Production: Scherin Rajakumaran, Conceptor: Lisa Schiffer, Editor: Alexander Metner, Junior Digital Artist: Manuel Houben, UI Design: Kevin Schiffer, Junior UI Design: Pia Röbke)

hub-technology: Conrad Weise und Paul Wehner

production management: Hannah Busch

production assistant: Clara Vinnemeier

Management / communication: Alexandra Schmidt