PACTO is a research project that aims to explore communal negotiation of autonomy
PACTO will encourage a dynamic dialogue around how artistic action can be a vehicle for enquiry and an apparatus for creating lines of agonistic discourse and empathy building. PACTO is looking to pose a proposition: What is communal negotiation of autonomy?
During PACTO all participants will be active members in shaping its ongoing format, defining the terms of the proposition as a group, assisting other members theoretically and practically, playing a role in organising the logistical aspects of your individual and collective research. Central to the project will be a desire to undertake the research collectively, through collaboration and reflection on individual actions and their outcomes. Important to PACTO is the participants' role as authors of the project's structure to shape the format that suits our shared aims.
PACTO will start in September 2017. Divided into focused months where each participant's research would take a central position within the groups collective response to the research statement. Each participant will propose a line of research in response to the current central proposition and their ideal residency location during one of the months.
PACTO will support the proposals and as a group we will collectively develop the research methods and help make the residencies happen logistically.
There will also be 3 residential weeks, bringing all the participants together: one at the beginning of the process, one in the middle and one at the end of the year, where we will all cohabit in the same place and discuss PACTO and the body of collective research that is born from it.