1/2/8 — Urban Frictions
As part of the Research Festival

  • Sat 26.05.18 17 h – 23 h

from 17 H
PLAYFUL COMMONS
Die Genehmigungswerkstatt
Happening
At the Katernberger Markt & at the Werkstadt, Viktoriastraße 5

20 H
LENIO KAKLEA
Portraits Choisis
Performance

With contributions from h-artlab, HEFT - Ina Römling & Torben Körschkes, Yotam Schlezinger, Roberto Santaguida, Namik Mackic & Andreas Müller

1/2/8 – Urban Frictions

How can the boundaries, layers and structures of a city be read? What are the forces and mechanisms that govern the fabric and development of a city? How do self-determined and diverse spaces for action and intermediation arise in complex urban structures? What role can art play in this? 


 

 

For the third edition of the research festival 1/2/8, a gathering of international artists, scientists and experts will once again descend on PACT for a focused exchange of knowledge and practical know-how. Over the course of the festival period, forums, project presentations, open laboratory visits and cooperative field studies will introduce participants to new perspectives and offer them time and space in which to explore their own ideas. As the focal point of this chapter, the city will become a setting for artistic, social and political activity in which the clash of different infrastructures, needs and living realities gives rise to complexity and productive friction.

At the close of their residency period on Saturday 26. May, the participating artists, scientists and scholars invite the public to share insights into their work in the form of happenings, talks and performances.

A project by the Alliance of International Production Houses, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

For insights into the work process of the residencies see our

Journal

PLAYFUL COMMONS

Playful Commons
Christine Groschen

SAT 26.05. 17 H – at WerkStadt, Viktoriastraße 5
PLAYFUL COMMONS
Die Genehmigungswerkstatt


Exhibition / Walk

As part of the research festival "1/2/8 Urban Frictions", Playful Commons - Jennifer Aksu, Gilly Karjevsky and Sebastian Quack - will realise smaller, creative "special uses" on marketplaces, green areas, traffic islands and parking bays in Essen's neighbourhood of Katernberg. One focus of the project is to make the interests, areas of responsibility and procedures of public administrations and urban population comprehensible and transparent. From this they develop proposals for simplifying approval processes for public-sector activities open to each neighbour. In Essen, Playful Commons will collaborate with urbanist Laura Bruns, one of the authors of the handbook "Freiraum-Fibel", a manual mapping regulations of public space in Germany. 

ROBERTO SANTAGUIDA

Roberto Santaguida
Christine Grosche

SAT 26.05. from 17 H
Roberto Santaguida 
In cooperation with Juliane Beck, Cassidy Bankson, Dora Filipović and Emily Klassen

Film installation

The desired effect of Roberto Santaguidas work is the elimination of the feeling of anticipation and expectation upon which the tension of a documentary depends and to create a form that favors intimacy and immediacy.

The proposed project will be a documentary sound installation made up of testimonies from a group of people living in Essen. The sounds are incorporated into an evolving installation. 
A monitor will display videos, a web of stories.

H-ARTLAB

h-artlab
Christine Grosche

SAT 26.05. from 17 H
h-artlab

Installation

During their 1/2/8 - Urban Frictions residency h-artlab are starting their research process called 'La Zone', which consists into questioning how we appropriate an unknown area.

During their stay at PACT Zollverein they are about to explore physically the place, collecting maps, gathering, organising and transforming the objects they find, and reading about human and anarchist geographies. By bounding the surface, observing the landform, finding and creating landmarks, they would like to consider how the territory can be thought in a sensitive and subjective approach and to interrogate how maps build a narrative on our world.

HEFT

HEFT
Christine Grosche

SAT 26.05. 19 H and 21.30 H
HEFT

Discussion

HEFT was initiated by Ina Römling and Torben Körschkes in March 2016 as a project space for reflections and debates addressing the city. They organise and curate readings, discussions, exhibitions, screenings and music events, all orbiting questions of the urban. HEFT also built up a collection of independent magazines and zines from very diverse authors from around the world.

These magazines come together in a dynamic and growing archive and should be understood as working material. At PACT they experiment with different forms of gathering and negotiation structures questioning how the political can get reconnected with the everyday urban life on a spatial level. These structures will serve as a living lab for all participants during the festival.

www.heftraum.de

YOTAM SCHLEZINGER

Yotam Schlezinger
Christine Grosche

SAT 26.05. 19 H
Yotam Schlezinger

Sound installation

Can an urban environment be conveyed solely through sound or is its abstract nature something completely subjective? How does FRICTION manifests itself in our life in terms of sound?

Yotam Schlezinger is working with field recordings, trying  to find the moments where reality and sound are not fitting together or even contradicting each other - how can this dissonance be captured and preserved in an interactive installation?

LENIO KAKLEA

Lenio Kaklea
Christine Grosche

SAT 26.05. 
LENIO KAKLEA

Exhibition

From 17 H
Encyclopédie pratique:

Portraits d'Aubervilliers, Publication in English und French
Porträt Nr. 7 | Marye Emel, video installation (15 min, Loop)


Solo Performance

20 H
Portraits choisis

From January to September 2017, choreographer Lenio Kaklea met with residents of Aubervilliers in the Paris suburbs in order to observe their habits and customs. During her investigation, she collected close to 300 stories revealing a diversity of habits, rituals and trades. The transcription of these accounts first took the shape of a book, Encyclopédie pratique, Portraits d'Aubervillierswhich unveiled the organised repetition of the gestures, rhythms and temporalities that insinuate themselves into a city as well as the modes of transmission implemented to create a society. Lenio Kaklea then appropriated this material to create the stage workPortraits choisisas well as the film Portrait | 7: Maryse Emel.

The richness and complexity revealed by this investigation led the artist to extend this project to other European cities, and she has been carrying out field work in Essen beginning in May 2018, focusing on the Katernberg neighbourhood. This new collection of practices will lead to future choreographic projects and books that will create connections between people from distinct backgrounds. The result of the investigation carried out in Essen will be presented later this year.

NAMIK MACKIC & ANDREAS MÜLLER

Namik Mackic, Andreas Müller
Christine Grosche

SAT 26.05. from 21.30 H
Namik Mackic & Andreas Müller

Lecture Performance

In Karst Interior, Namik Mackic looks beyond the city to interrogate processes of extraction on which urbanization depends, deploying lecture performance as a vehicle to open up and scrutinize a central concept in contemporary urban theory the operational landscape. Beginning with a coal mine and thermal power plant in Herzegovina’s highlands, a narrative suite of text, video, media artifacts, and cartographic speculations is assembled.

Special Guest: ABDUL DUBE

Abdul Dube
Christine Grosche

SAT 26.05. from 17 H
Abdul Dube

Exhibition and Visuell Illustration 

Special Guest: SONAE

Sonae
Photo: Katja Ruge

SAT 26.05. 22 H
Sonae

concert performance

Sonae is a producer and DJ working in the field of electronic music and part of the label collective Monika Werkstatt. Her debut album was released in 2015 on Monika Enterprise. She studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts, was Artist in Residence at Kraftwerk-Studio Klingklang Düsseldorf and received a scholarship from Stanford University for the Max/MSP Summer Class at CCRMA (USA).

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