1/2/8 – Demanding Responses
with residencies, talks, workshops
and public moments
29.11. – 16.12.2017
PACT is a developmental working and presentation space for contemporary performance art at the interface between science, technology and society. Alongside delivering a wide-ranging programme of performances and public events, PACT’s work is firmly rooted in its well-known residency programme and ongoing engagement with diverse forms of knowledge transfer. Within the scope of advanced research and development activities, PACT establishes ongoing project series and opens up spaces where society, the world and art interlink.
In Spring 2017, PACT launched 1/2/8 a new, central and long-term research and development format with a special focus on the connection between knowledge and actions. The format offers substantial time and space for practices of cooperation between people, objects, space, technology and experimentation.
The second chapter, 1/2/8 – Demanding Responses, centered around forms of collaboration and self-organisation. Over the course of several weeks, the edition invited participants from the fields of art, science, journalism and other broader disciplines, to engage in individual research as well as joint encounters, exchanges and experiments during symposia, open labs, talks, lectures, gatherings and presentations.
For this edition we particularly welcomed applications from collectives as well as individuals actively engaged in addressing new forms of cooperation with other artists and researchers. At certain stages, participants also had the opportunity to invite visiting dialogue partners to inform both their own research and that of the other residents in the form of lectures or discussions.
Travel and accommodation for visiting dialogue partners as well as an expense allowance was covered by PACT.
A residency incorporated the following:
- Studio space (from 69 to 173 sq. m.)
- Local accommodation (max. 6 people)
- Weekly grant allowance of 500 € for all of the residency project participants (max. 6 people)
- Travel costs covering one journey only per participant to and from PACT Zollverein (subject to prior agreement)
- Technical equipment (by arrangement and subject to availability)
- Possible lectures, workshops, exhibitions or performances (at short notice and subject to agreement)
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PACT Zollverein / Choreographisches Zentrum NRW and its residency programme are supported by the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Essen.
Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.