A foray into the unexpected

Free admission

The program will take place outside on the Zollverein colliery slagheap. This is located within walking distance from PACT. A map of the site will be available here and on site at the weekend. The slag heap is not barrier-free accessible.

Outside is the new inside! Over the course of three days, PACT invites you to take part in extraordinary foray into the lesser known expanses of the slagheap at the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. Whilst strolling through a patch of forest, you may encounter sound installations, performers brandishing powerful symbols and artistic messages posted on trees and old buildings that encourage us to make our own discoveries.


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

Programme on the slagheap

Ein roter Vogel fliegt kopfüber.

Dennis Deter and Anja Müller: Birds out of Time / Sound installation

Strange, yet vaguely recognisable sounds can be heard between the treetops – but what could they be?

Das Bild eines Waldes auf Leinwand hängt zwischen zwei Bäumen in einem Waldstück

Jared Gradinger, Claire Vivianne Sobottke and Tian Rotteveel: Softscores

An Invitation to go on a playful ramble and become part, both in body and mind, of wide-ranging situations through encounters with written instructions, poems, questions and ideas

Schwarze Fahne wird geschwenkt
Ula Sickle

Ula Sickle: RELAY / Durational Performance

A black flag floats in continuous motion. Its movement and the flapping of the fabric become both choreography and sound.
on 14. & 15.08. from 13:00 to 17:00 h. 

Programme on the PACT terrace

Collage von tanzenden Menschen

Maria F. Scaroni: Technodrift / Silent Club

Wearing headphones and tuning in on their own devices, people can set out on an incredible sonic walk either together or alone while listening to the same musical track. The track will be streamed live on 13.08. at 17:00 & 19:00 h, as well as on 14. & 15.08. at 13:00, 15:00 & 17:00 h. The access link will be provided on site. Don't forget headphones!


Open air concert with VELOUR

Inspired by jazz, neo-soul, broken beat and hip-hop, the four-piece Essen based band VELOUR exude warm, dreamy, moody sounds full of idiosyncratic twists and calm escapist vocals. Limited capacity, please reserve your free ticket in advance.

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