Installed on the exterior façade of PACT,Etchells’ neon work 'Shifting Ground' invites the viewer to consider both literal and metaphorical meanings of the simple phrase. 'Shifting Ground' invokes past labour on the former mining site as well as historical and present conditions of uncertainty and dilemma. At the same time, it points to the flux of the present as a vital moment of possible opportunity—as the ground shifts there are chances to find expression and understanding, new balance, and meaningful place together.
On occasion of its 20-year anniversary PACT Zollverein is hosting an extensive festival with indoor and outdoor performances, artistic interventions and concerts. The programme will take place at PACT and outdoors, exploring the postindustrial landscape surrounding PACT.
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