Insights, perspectives,
actions & impulses

Verena Brakonier, Josephine Findeisen, Greta Granderath and Daniel Ernesto Müller

CLASS MATTERS is a meeting that aims at opening a space to share experiences with and knowledge about classism. Throughout the residency of four weeks the choreographers Verena Brakonier, Josephine Findeisen and Daniel Ernesto Müller share and develop political and choreographic tools and practices which build upon similar experiences of being socialized in a so called ‘lower class’ milieu.


U.F.O. is a collaboration between Slovenian choreographer/singer/philosopher Irena Z. Tomažin and German SoundDance choreographer Jule Flierl. The point of departure is Katalin Ladik's happening, ›U.F.O. Party‹ performed in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia in 1970.

Karl Van Welden and Frederik Croene

For his residency Karl Van Welden invited Frederik Croene to PACT Zollverein. After the close collaboration with Frederik Croene as pianist and composer for MARS II, a follow-up story will be written with EARTH I.

#Takeover: Ost-West-AG in the WerkStadt
Bettina Schiel, Bettina Grahs, Elisa Ueberschär, Tanja Krone, Eva Lochner & Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs

Under the motto ›Earth and Body: One must stay outside‹ the East-West-AG meets from March 23-27 in the WerkStadt and forges a tunnel between structural change and structural interruption with different tools (including artistic ones) and visitors.

Raymond Liew Jin Pin > Maria Cencaru <

"Maria Cencaru is the desire of re-experiencing a childhood memory of my schooldays in Malaysia and results in this dance project, which is about to fight for gay rights and equality; to understand, to change and to raise my voice to against the discrimination from political, religious and law forces in Malaysia; an Islamic country.

SOUND ON VOL. 1 - Interview

Die WerkStadt hat sich mit Allison, Philine und Elisha getroffen und mit ihnen darüber gesprochen, welche Rolle Musik in ihrem Leben spielt, mit welchen Künstler:innen sie gerne einmal zusammen arbeiten würden und was sie von der Teilnahme an SOUND ON mitnehmen konnten. Die junge Musik- und Medienakademie fand im Februar 2020 mit Workshops zu Songwriting, Producing, DJ-ing und Social Media statt.

Fayo Said ›Oromia Records‹

As part of her fellowship, Fayo Said worked on the project ›Oromia Records‹, a digital art archive for the remembrance and preservation of the culture, history and art of the Oromo, one of the largest ethnic groups in Ethiopia.

Lea Letzel, ›Hanabi-Fu‹

As a scholarship holder of the Goethe-Institute in Kyoto, Japan, in 2019, Lea Letzel explored the culture and history of Japanese fireworks and, in the course of her research, came across the work of the chemist and fireworks designer Takeo Shimizu. Letzel was particularly fascinated by the fact that Shimizu brought the art of fireworks into conjunction with music.

Princela Biyaa

»About 8 years ago Ines Johnson-Spain started writing down her story. She visited Pankow, Togo, Benin and Mülheim to get answers she was denied for a long time. Answers to uncover the silence about her identity, her belonging and home.«