1/2/8 – The System Is Uncertain
Research festival
with residencies, talks, workshops
and public moments

Since spring 2017 PACT launches 1/2/8, a new multi-chaptered research and development format with a special focus on connections between knowledge and actions. The format proposes extended amounts of time and space for practices of cooperation between people, objects, space, technology and experimentation.

The first chapter centred around the possibilities of deviation: How can we implement changes in or outside of static or powerful prevailing systems of thought and organization? How can we foresee, develop and connect alternative forms of action? What kind of resources, possibilities, opportunities and spaces of action do we have to hand and need?

To take an in-depth look at these questions, we invited artists, scientists, journalists and experts from other varied fields of knowledge, to work in our studios and enter into dialogue and experiments with one another over the course of several weeks.

Participants May 2017

  • The Institute for New Feeling
  • Jens Heitjohann
  • Dorota Walentynowicz
  • Jeremy Bolen
  • Walter Solon

More information

PACT Zollverein
Bullmannaue 20a
D-45327 Essen
Fon +49 (0)201.289 47 00
Fax +49 (0)201.289 47 01

PACT Zollverein / Choreographisches Zentrum NRW and its residency programme are supported by the Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports 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.