Alpha sends visitors on a gaming parcour through an exhibitionwith an app, developed exclusively for Alpha.

Alpha, conceived and produced by the 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.


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 Federal Ministry of Energy and Economic Affairs; 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


Wissenschaftliche Begleitung und Technische Realisation: MIREVI Team der Hochschule Düsseldorf unter der Leitung von Christian Geiger (App-Entwicklung und Beacon-Infrastruktur: Alexander Giesbrecht, Daniel Glomberg; Koordination: Ivana Družetić)

Content Production: LAVAlabs moving images GmbH & Co. KG (VFX-Supervisor: Jonas Thorbrügge, Junior Producer: Isabella Swann, Executive Producers: Michael Brink und 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

Management / PR: Alexandra Schmidt