With Mind the Map an audience dives into a complex network of individual biographies, muddled company and family histories and the ongoing crisis of migration policy in Europe.
Our protagonist is used to a trouble-free life as the uninvolved trust fund child of an Austrian industrial family. Several momentous events shake up her being. "Mind the Map" looks over her shoulder as she tries to bring some clarity in her shaken life.
As we explore her physical "mind map" we find all sort of traces as she confronts events like her imprisonment, the accusation of human trafficking and the pending court proceedings. We find her struggling with the loss of her siblings in a freak accident, as well as the sudden need to take care of company affairs. We see these affairs getting more and more mingled with her personal experiences of rescuing a handful of boat people on her sailing ship a few weeks before.
Mind the Map deals with fences in may forms; the product of our protagonist's family, as safety against avalanches, as barbed wire in wartime, as division between people and peoples. She deals with the contradiction of living freely as a result of the family's production, her rejection of fences made possible by the fences they build, as the game escalates to a higher level.
Through haptic traces placed in form of documents, objects, media-snippets, written letters, diaries and other props arranged into an exploding chest of drawers, "Mind The Map" tries to approach a politicallycharged and current topic in an almost playful manner.