bodies in trouble

On July 13, 2019, acting in concert was a guest at the 'Blue Skies - Bodies in Trouble' conference at PACT Zollverein. „Living with experimental electronic music means not only to live with sound effects of breaking glass, but with machines, feelings and concepts. To make kin within the comment section of a remix of a remix, bonding over a theory of moods, or behind a modular synthesizer. Since 2017, acting in concert builds a context for queer and postcolonial projects, that experiment with how people gather with sound, right next to it or in its middle. Less cool, more warm. Not necessarily more united, but – in concert – less alone. In this vein, at Blus Skies acting in concert presents a night of ambivalent atmosphere, a party of co-dependency, plus background noises. But it's danceable! If to dance means to move, too. Nguyễn+Transitory present their Performance Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing (work in progress), COOL FOR YOU her new album Communal Mess, Odete performs a shapeshifting concert and reading, and finally, FAM_ play some tracks to get material to.“

Text by Maxi Wallenhorst



Photos by Killa Schütze & Dirk Rose for PACT Zollverein