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Meet the participants of IMPACT18 - Matter in Movement
Part 1

30 participants and five days filled with discussions, workshops and thoughts: This year's edition of IMPACT18 was dedicated to diverse modes of digital, performative and architectural transaction spaces and infrastructures. Right afterwards, some of the IMPACT participants shared their impressions with us.

Meet the participants of IMPACT18 - Matter in Movement
Part 2

30 participants and five days filled with discussions, workshops and thoughts: This year's edition of IMPACT18 was dedicated to diverse modes of digital, performative and architectural transaction spaces and infrastructures. Right afterwards, some of the IMPACT participants shared their impressions with us.

Meet the participants of IMPACT18 - Matter in Movement
Part 3

30 participants and five days filled with discussions, workshops and thoughts: This year's edition of IMPACT18 was dedicated to diverse modes of digital, performative and architectural transaction spaces and infrastructures. Right afterwards, some of the IMPACT participants shared their impressions with us.

#ResidencyInsights
Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers (plan b)

During their residence at PACT Zollverein Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers (plan b) continue their project ›Taxonomy of Togetherness‹ (working title). Together they think about how the terms "togetherness/together" and "separated/removed" can be defined today - in a digital age. As a basis for these considerations they use a GPS recording, which shows exactly where the artists have been in the last 10 years.

Alexandra Bachzetsis on ›Escape Act‹ at PACT Zollverein

How do we evaluate what is real and what is not? And to what extent is everyday life a performance? In the age of mass produced visual media and steadfast obsession with preserving the youthful body, it is almost impossible to distinguish between appearance and existence. In her latest work ›Escape Act‹, Alexandra Bachzetsis turns her attention with subtle irony to the construction of authenticity and investigates its manifestations in everyday and pop culture.

#ResidencyInsights
Antonia Steffens & Bruno Listopad

Antonia Steffens künstlerische Praxis bewegt sich zwischen Tanz, Malerei und Schreiben. In ihrer choreographischen Forschung versucht sie, dem Bild als nicht-hierarchisches Element zu begegnen. Für ihre Residenz bei PACT, die im Rahmen der Choreographischen Dialoge stattfand, hat sie mit dem Choreographen Bruno Listopard zusammengearbeitet.

Interview towards the project ›Whistle While You Work‹

We talked to Robyn Doty und Frances Chiaverini who initiated the project ›Whistle While You Work‹, a social justice project bringing awareness to sexism and abuses of power in the fields of dance and performance.

Fang Yun Lo & Hanna Linn Ernst about ›UNSOLVED‹ at PACT Zollverein

Taking an existing Taiwanese family home as their departure point, choreographer Fang Yun Lo and her artistic association Polymer DMT contemplate the construction of cultural identity and its ephemerality within both personal and broader political contexts. At the interview Fang Yun Lo & Hanna Linn Ernst talk about the creation and realisation of their premiere of ›UNSOLVED‹ at PACT.

#ResidencyInsights

In his current research project at PACT, Saša Asentić together with international artists* from Poland, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and China examines the relations between the contemporary dance scene in West and East Germany since reunification from a critical standpoint and asks what remains of the GDR dance scene.