Practices of resistance in art, technology and science – symposium with workshops, lectures, performances and talks by Forensic Architecture, Jaya Klara Brekke & Paul Feigelfeld and Christiane Kühl & Chris Kondek (doublelucky productions).
The four-day transdisciplinary symposium IMPACT offers participants from extended practices in art and science, time and space for discussions, interventions and the development of new, experimental proposals. 30 applicants will be selected to participate in an intense exchange engaging critically with instrumental figures in contemporary art, theory and science.
IMPACT18—Matter in Movement centres around diverse modes of digital, performative and architectural transaction spaces and infrastructures. The interests of Forensic Architecture, Jaya Klara Brekke & Paul Feigelfeld and Christiane Kühl & Chris Kondek (doublelucky productions) direct in this context toward the digital, political, ecological and economic realities of global conflicts, which they explore through artistic and investigative practices. In focus during the course of the symposium will be the question of how methodologies in activism, performance and technology can be spanned and developed beyond their own disciplinary boundaries. In addition, the symposium is flanked by a programme of public events offering insights into the work and methods of the edition’s guest contributors.
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.
The research agency Forensic Architecture employs spatial and material analysis, mapping and reconstruction to uncover real crimes and human rights violations or expose untruths.
Jaya Klara Brekke and Paul Feigelfeld analyse invisible techno-scientific futurisms such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence and conduct research on questions of human or mechanical authority, control and power.
Since 2004 Christiane Kühl and Chris Kondek (doublelucky productions) have been developing performances and installations that investigate the invisible infrastructures of our social, economic and private living circumstances. They are currently working with the "truth-finding" technology of polygraphic lie detection.
The transdisciplinary symposium is aimed at artists and practitioners and theorists from the areas of 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).
Selected applicants receive:
–Full accreditation for the symposium and public programme
–Refund of travel costs
–Local hotel accommodation
–Full catering during the event
Juliane Beck, PACT Zollverein, firstname.lastname@example.org, T +49 (0)201 289 4712