Peng! Kollektiv

with texts by Sibylle Berg, Asal Dardan, Sebastian Hotz, Mateja Meded, Jean Peters und David Schraven
Speakers Sibylle Berg, Mateja Meded, David Schraven, Niklas Wandt , Maya Alban-Zapata
Production Management Kara Handgraaf

Personal, charming and amusing messages from the conductor always raise a chuckle: passengers exchange glances and nod because something beautiful has happened. They usually only last ten seconds and if by chance someone records them, they quickly go viral online. But what if they ran for the whole train journey, complete with dramaturgical highs and lows? Imagine: in the middle of the journey you suddenly hear: ›Did you know that every year the groundwater in the Ruhr has to be pumped off at a cost of millions of Euro so the houses aren’t flooded? My grandfather made one of these pumps and he engraved a message on it for me. And because today is my first day in this job, I’d like to read it to you …‹ or descriptions of the view, love poems or an investigative journalist’s report on police brutality? The Peng! Collective invites six authors to write a short text for the train journey between Duisburg and Essen. Just get on the regional express and listen. This part of the project is only avaible in German language.

Tickets for Ruhrtriennale events are valid on the day of the event in the entire Rhine-Ruhr transport network (VRR) on all buses and local trains (2nd class) for outward and return journeys to and from the venue.

  • What is needed

    headphones, smartphone

  • Duration

    15 min.

  • accessibility

    of the route

    All regional trains and the entrances to Essen Hauptbahnhof and Duisburg Hauptbahnhof stations are barrier-free.


The tracks can be played live from this page. Alternatively, the tracks can be downloaded in advance to your own phone via WLAN. One of the authors can be selected for each journey. Since the train stops briefly in Mülheim, the texts each consist of two parts for the route between Essen and Mülheim and Mülheim and Duisburg.

This part of the project is only avaible in German language.