i m P A C T 05 – Tracing Translation – Symposium

PACT Zollverein have announced a call for participant for i m P A C T 05 – Tracing Translation – Symposium. Artists at the symposium include Xavier Le Roy. More details and the application form on their website.

i m P A C T 05 – Tracing Translation
An interactive symposium in three episodes in three days

From 30. October –02. November 2005
At PACT Zollverein, Choreographic Centre NRW, Essen, Germany.

i m P A C T 05 is led by four artists who each renegotiate through their work the scope and perimeters of the performing and visual arts. Taking decidedly individual approaches, XAVIER LE ROY (F/D), ANTONI MUNTADAS (ES/US) MIRANDA PENNELL (GB) and JOHN SMITH (GB) not only address subtle shifts in the relationship between public and private spheres but are also concerned with investigating artistic translation strategies between the fields of documentary and fiction.

The symposium opens on Sunday evening with a performance of “Product of circumstances”by Xavier Le Roy and a film programme of works by Antoni Muntadas, Miranda Pennell and John Smith. Thereafter, lectures, live and multimedia presentations as well as group discussions and actions held in spaces both in and around PACT Zollverein combine to generate a conducive atmosphere for experimenting and reflecting.

The working language is English.

i m P A C T 05 is aimed at artists/theoreticians, journalists and advanced students of theatre, dance and media arts.

i m P A C T 05 also offers participants an opportunity to present and discuss examples of their own work.

With the support of the Kunststiftung NRW, there are seven scholarships available for i m P A C T 0 5 covering the symposium fee and hotel costs.

Applicants should submit a CV, letter of motivation, and, where applicable, a summary of a current project they would like to present during the symposium. The closing date for applications is 15. October 2005

Fee: 100,- EUR0, which includes:
The 3-day symposium, 1 performance and 6 meals

Further information, programme details and application forms under:
A printed leaflet/poster will be available from mid September

PACT Zollverein
i m P A C T 05
Ulrike Boecking
Bullmannaue 20
D-45327 Essen
Fon: +49 (0)201 289 47 26
Fax: +49 (0)201 289 47 01

—————-the artists—————-

Xavier Le Roy
is a molecular biologist, dancer and choreographer who lives and works in Berlin. Since the 90s, his work has opened new perspectives for dance and radicalised academic discourse about the body.

Antoni Muntadas
is a multimedia artist who lives and works in New York City and Barcelona. His work has been widely exhibited throughout the world at museums and festivals including the current Venice Biennale and Documenta VI and X. The series “On Translation”ranks amongst Muntadas most important works.

Miranda Pennell
trained as a dancer before she started making films. Her award-winning dance-films have attracted funding from the Arts Council England, Film London, the BBC and Channel 4. They are regularly screened at major international film-festivals, and have been broadcasted in the UK and around the world.

John Smith
is a documentary and experimental filmmaker who has produced a body of film work which deftly subverts the perceived boundaries between truth and fiction, documentary and narrative construction.

— PACT Zollverein