IMPACT19—Weaving Traces

IMPACT19—Weaving Traces

PACT Zollverein

Photo © Vlad Sokhin / laif.

August 28, 2019
IMPACT19—Weaving Traces
Experimental encounters with Ingrid LaFleur, Meg Stuart, Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere
October 30–November 3, 2019
Application deadline: September 16
PACT Zollverein
Bullmannaue 20a
45327 Essen

T +49 201 2894700
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IMPACT19–Weaving Traces is a transdiciplinary symposium with workshops, lectures, performances and talks by Ingrid LaFleur, Meg Stuart, Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere.

At the heart of IMPACT–Weaving Traces are positions which, through very different practices, initiatives and actions expose interventions and discrimination in the political sphere, in urban and island structures, in ecological contexts, as well as in the body.

The invited artists Ingrid LaFleur, Meg Stuart, Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere use advanced activist and investigative, spiritual and physical as well as political and technological practices in their work. They all mobilise spaces for action and trigger the conception of essential utopias.

Ingrid LaFleur is a curator, pleasure activist and Afrofuturist. In her practice, she champions equality in future perspectives and explores the boundaries of social justice from the standpoint of new technologies, economies and forms of government. Meg Stuart is a choreographer and dancer—with her often collaborative working method, she strives for ever new forms of artistic language and navigates in the field of tension between dance, theatre and improvisation. Theatre-makers Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere base their productions on concrete situations, events or places that represent a more widespread theme, and thereby interlink scientific investigations, interviews and active field research.


Thursday, October 31 
Ingrid LaFleur: Episode I
Open to the participants of the symposium 

Ingrid LaFleur: Breathing in Blackness: Temporal Dimension of Utopia
Open to the general public

Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere / Campo: Pleasant Island
Documentary Theatre
Open to the general public

Friday, November 1
Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere
: Episode II
Open to the participants of the symposium

Saturday, November 2 / Sunday, November 3
times tbc
Meg Stuart: 
Episode III
Open to the participants of the symposium 

times tbc

Open to the participants of the symposium

Application requirements
All workshops and lectures held by this year’s contributors will be open to the applicants selected. In addition, several events will be open to the general public.

IMPACT19 is aimed at practitioners and theorists from the fields of the performing and visual arts, science, journalism, technology, political activism, social work and architecture. The selection is based on the quality of the submitted applications (CV, letter of motivation and, where applicable, work samples). The number of participants is limited to 30. The working language is English.

If we can facilitate participation through individual support (e.g. audio description, live transcription, simultaneous translation in sign language), we would be happy to clarify our options in a personal consultation and look forward to receiving details in the application form.


Selected applicants receive:
–Full accreditation for the symposium and public programme
–Refund of travel costs*
–Local hotel accommodation
–Full catering during the event

*Essentially, the least environmentally harmful means of transport available should be chosen.

How to apply
Applicants can apply via the  online application form. Please highlight in your letter of motivation how your own research interests or projects connect to the positions proposed by IMPACT19. You will also find more information and the full schedule of IMPACT19 on our website.

Juliane Beck, PACT Zollverein, juliane.beck [​at​], T +49 (0)201 289 4712

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

The Choreographisches Zentrum NRW Betriebs GmbH is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW and the City of Essen. Tanzlandschaft Ruhr is a Kultur Ruhr GmbH project and is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW.

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