Blue Skies
Bodies in trouble

Blue Skies - Körper in Aufruhr

The growing impact of technology on life as we know it brings changes to our bodies, our communities and the environment — what can we do? How can we understand and shape these changes collectively?

Unbridled technological advances and radical developments in biochemical research are increasingly interfering with life itself: hybrids of machine and organism are already reality, technical interventions and materials becoming one with the body. However, the latest developments in genetic engineering promise to make humans modifiable before birth. The foundations of our existence and of our social and public coexistence are changing profoundly. In the alluring technological promises of big corporations, the freedom to make the body, social dynamics and our environment completely shapeable and changeable sounds like a universal solution. Others fear a hopeless social scenario in which the individual's power to act falls victim to comprehensive technical reductions, mathematical operations and filtered knowledge. But how or in what forms might critically nuanced responses to these polarizing positions find expression? 

Over the course of five days, PACT and medienwerk.nrw shine an investigative light on active interdisciplinary perspectives on new narratives, speculative visions of the future and alternative practices in the company of international artists, scientists, activists, publicists, students and audience members.

 

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Programme

Blue Skies
  • 10.07.19 – 14.07.19

Blue Skies
Bodies in Trouble

MU 11-05-2018
  • 10.07.19
  • 14.07.19
  • Free admission

Exhibition
›Bodies in Trouble‹

Aliens in Green, FAM_, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, knowbotiq, Mary Maggic, Špela Petrič, Silke Schönfeld, Jenna Sutela, Luiza Prado de O. Martins

Blue Skies Bodies in trouble Körper in Aufruhr
  • 10.07.19

Blue Skies - Bodies in Trouble
Opening

›Uncanny Valley‹
  • 10.07.19
  • 13.07.19

Münchner Kammerspiele / Rimini Protokoll / Stefan Kaegi / Thomas Melle
›Uncanny Valley‹

Xenopolitics
  • 11.07.19
  • Free admission

Aliens in Green
›Xenopolitics, a performative workshop on hormonally active agents‹

Östrogenrezeptor mit Ligand‹ / ›Estrogen Receptor with Ligand‹, © Madeleine Böckers
  • 11.07.19
  • Free admission

Life Science – Life Writing (Justus Pötzsch, Madeleine Böckers & Oliver Kuchenbuch)
Graduiertenkolleg Life Sciences - Life Writing

The Agency
  • 11.07.19
  • Free admission

The Agency / Prof. Dr. Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky
›Medusa Bionic Rise‹

TFRL DD446411
  • 11.07.19
  • Free admission

Johannes Paul Raether
›Identitecture‹

Artist Talk
  • 11.07.19
  • Free admission

Marie-Luise Angerer
›A new zone of non-consciousness – where life and technology meet‹

Blue Skies
  • 11.07.19
  • Free admission

Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky
Google_Baby and the Concept of Life‹

›Medusa Bionic Rise‹
  • 11.07.19
  • 12.07.19

The Agency
›Medusa Bionic Rise‹

Co-Lab Microfluidics Workshop Featuring Digital Microfluidics and Cell Squeezers! (June 2017) by the Open Science School at CRI in Paris (FR).
  • 12.07.19
  • Free admission

Paula Pin
›Biotranslab _ transOrgansOnChip!‹

Xenopolitics
  • 12.07.19
  • Free admission

Aliens in Green
›Xenopolitics, a performative workshop on hormonally active agents‹

Tischgespräch
  • 12.07.19
  • Free admission

Nada Schroer / Klaas Werner / Fabian Saavedra-Lara
›Bodies in trouble‹

Cooking ayahuasca – Acre, Brazil
  • 12.07.19
  • Free admission

Emilia Sanabria
›Speaking Plants: decolonial perspectives on ayahuasca, animism and healing‹

SEEDS_HKW_TAZ_Final
  • 12.07.19
  • Free admission

knowbotiq
›Deep Access – molecular joy and abstract sex‹

Artist Talk
  • 12.07.19
  • Free admission

Jens Hauser / Aliens in Green / Špela Petrič
›Microperformativity and Biomediality‹

Blue Skies Bodies in Trouble, Senthuran Varatharajah
  • 12.07.19
  • Free admission

Senthuran Varatharajah
Ecotopia

FAM_ Ankündigungsbild
  • 12.07.19
  • Free admission

FAM_Events
FAM_Karaoke & FAM_Bar

labsa
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

Labsa
›DNA positiv DNA negativ – Open Workshop‹

Blue Skies Körper in Aufruhr
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

Tabita Rezaire
Artist Talk

Transformalor (Transformella malor [4.4.6.4]  Mass Reproduction Commodity Repetition 27.05.2017, Europe, Germany, Düsseldorf, IKEA 51°11'16.2"N 6°50'56.4"E Foto: Moritz Krauth
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

Johannes Paul Raether
›Transformalor – Transformella malor [4.4.6.13.]‹

›T3511‹, Film still, Courtesy of the artist and Fridman Gallery.
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Artist Talk

final_300dpi
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

Luiza Prado de O. Martins
›A Topography of Excesses‹

Blue Skies Bodies in trouble Kaushik Sunder Raja Emilia Sanabria
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

Kaushik Sunder Rajan / Emilia Sanabria
›On the question of value in biomedicine‹ / ›Fluid Drugs, Plastic Bodies‹

Artist Talk
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

Gabriele Gramelsberger
›Towards Wetware Computing‹

›Untitled (2014)‹
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

Xavier Le Roy
›Untitled, a lecture‹

Blue Skies, acting in concert
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

acting in concert
Concerts

Nguyễn + Transitory, Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

Nguyễn + Transitory
›Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing‹ (work in progress)

Vika Kirchbauer
  • 13.07.19
  • Free admission

COOL FOR YOU
Concert

Odete
  • 14.07.19
  • Free admission

Odete
Concert

FAM_
  • 14.07.19
  • Free admission

FAM_Events
DJ-Sets: Asita Shirali, tryniti, N7zza

Film Screening / Screening
daca ploua
  • 14.07.19
  • Free admission

Silke Schönfeld
›Dacă plouă, nu mă plouă / If it rains, it doesn’t rain on me‹ (working title)

Concept ›Blue Skies‹:
Stefan Hilterhaus, Fabian Saavedra-Lara

Programme team Büro medienwerk.nrw: Kirsten Möller, Nada Schroer, Mary Shnayien, Klaas Werner, Sonja Wunderlich

Tickets and Registration
Admission to the talks, lectures and workshops (registration: info@medienwerk-nrw.de), concerts and exhibition is free! Tickets for the performances can be purchased in advance via PACT’s ticket agent or at PACT’s box office.

Wheelchair Access
All events except for the performance ›Transformalor - Transformella malor [4.4.6.13.]‹by Johannes Paul Raether are accessible to wheel chair users. PACT Zollverein is fully wheelchair accessible (ground level entrance, elevator, disabled WC). Please contact us in advance of your visit if you require disabled seating or if you need any additional assistance.

PACT Zollverein
Choreographisches Zentrum nrw Betriebs GmbH Bullmannaue 20 a 
D-45327 Essen 
Parking /Areal B 
Building 45 

Further information:
Tel +49 (0)201.289 47 00 
Fax +49 (0)201.289 47 01 
info@pact-zollverein.de
www.pact-zollverein.de

Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

The office of medienwerk.nrw and the festival ›Bodies in Trouble — Körper in Aufruhr‹ are supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW (the office is hosted by Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund). Supported within the framework of the »International Visitors Programme« of the NRW KULTURsekretariat.