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Symposium & Public Presentations
with formations/RYBN.ORG/Hood

23. – 27. NOVEMBER 2016

How and where do alternative realities come about both in and between different fields of knowledge? How can we productively uncover contradictory “rift zones” in today’s world? What kind of frameworks for action can we cultivate?

4-day symposium with extensive interdisciplinary exchange
30 participants (artists, scientists and experts from other varied fields)
3 one-day workshops with 3 artist collectives

IMPACT16 is aimed at artists and advanced students, practitioners and theoreticians from the natural and social sciences, technology, architecture and urban planning, philosophy, political activism, as well as from the visual and performance arts.

With the artist collectives:
FORMATIONS (DE), a transversal working group consisting of practitioners from the arts, philosophy, human geography, computational biology, yoga, urban design et al., aiming at practical responses to the insufficiency of modern categories of thought and their disciplinary and institutional sedimentations,

RYBN.ORG (FR), an extra-disciplinary artistic research platform, leading long term investigations within the territories of high-frequency markets, algorithms and automated procedures, occult and kabbalistic traditions, the economization of semantics, language, architecture and urban planning,

HOOD (DE), comprising former performers from the Forsythe Company, the artist collective HOOD considers how contemporary art and performance can be utilized to reevaluate normative positions in the world or to initiate new practices for creating art, producing knowledge or taking social and political action.


Online Application form:

Limited number of 30 participants. Selection is based on the quality of submitted applications (CV, letter of motivation and, where applicable, work samples).
The working language is English.

Selected applicants receive:
— Full accreditation for the symposium and public programme
— Travel costs
— Local hotel accommodation
— Full catering

PACT Zollverein
André Schallenberg / IMPACT16
Bullmannaue 20a
D-45327 Essen
Tel: +49 (0) 201.289 47 27

Artistic direction: Stefan Hilterhaus
Project concept and direction: Simone Graf, Stefan Hilterhaus, André Schallenberg