IMPAKT 2016 – Critical and creative views on media culture

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Panorama #1: Rediscovering the Cinematic

Buy your ticket here Shorts programme Although the advent of film lies more than one hundred years behind us, the visual language of that period […]

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The Voyagers

Penny Lane, USA, 2010, video, 16:30 min

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Swieze Wisnie (Fresh Cherries)

Anna Baumgart, Poland/Norway, 2010, video, 18:00 min

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Theta Rhythm

Bojan Fajfric, The Netherlands, 2010, video, 17:00 min

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Panorama #2: Cooking Up the Big Bang

Looking forward into the future has always tickled our imagination.

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Atrophy

Palesa Shongwe, South Africa, 2010, video, 7:45 min

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Panorama #3: The Glamour of Everyday Life

Buy your ticket here Shorts programme A rainy Sunday visit to a military air show, a transvestite’s lonely Christmas, projections of your mother on strangers […]

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I’m Not the Enemy

Bjørn Melhus, Germany, 2010, video, 12:50 min

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My Voice Would Reach You

Meiro Koizumi, Japan, 2009, video, 11:26 min

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All Flowers In Time

Jonathan Caouette, USA, 2010, video, 13:00 min

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Panorama #4: Revisiting the Past

Buy your ticket here Program with short films Reliving past events can give us surprising new insights. Major historic events are comprehendible only when they […]

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Daniel Chester, UK, 2010, video, 4:42 min

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Mandarijn

Sarah Bijlsma, The Netherlands, 2010, video, 16:19 min

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Family Portrait

Sarah Carlier, Romania, 2010, video, 2:38 min

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Family

Yuri A, R Mond, Switzerland, 2011, video, 4:02 min

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Advent

Petr Hatle, Czech Republic, 2010, video, 18:00 min

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S.T.T.L

Elisabeth Smolarz, USA, 2011, video, 4:20 min

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Strange Love

Richard Wilhelmer, Austria/USA, 2010, video, 5:00 min

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Forgotten Column

Xiaohu Zhou, China, 2010, video, 6:20 min

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Babel

Hendrick Dusollier, France, 2010, video, 15:00 min

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Untitled

Neïl Beloufa, France, 2010, video, 14:57 min

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Půlnoc (Midnight)

Klára Tasovská Czech Republic, 2010, video, 40:00 min

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Phantom Avantgarde

Mark Aerial Waller, UK, 2010, video, 8:20 min

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Visualizing the Cost of Culture

Statistics and visualizations are used by both the government and the private sector to make political statements; sometimes playfully, sometimes out of necessity. With contributors from Amsterdam, Bratislava and Novi Sad, this event explores the politics of visualizations.

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Blog: The Wikileaks Truck

And suddenly it appears, the so-called Wikileaks Truck, driving around the Capitol or in New York. He suddenly appears in the background of one of […]

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Blog: Media Squares Symposium at De Balie

On Friday September 30th there will be a symposium on the different and new forms of protests and their corresponding media at De Balie in Amsterdam. This event will […]

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Blog: The Right to the City: Urban Exploration

As promised, I am coming back from Den Haag with a report on Todaysart, a media art festival that animated several cultural venues in town […]

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Rip in Pieces America

Dominic Gagnon, Canada, 2009, video, 21:00 min.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Stuart Baker, UK, 1988, video, 4:00 min.

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Versions

Oliver Laric, Germany, 2009, video, 6:30 min.

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Test Tube

General Idea, Canada, 1979, video, 28:00 min.

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Levittown / How We Communicate

Tom Klinkowstein, Netherlands, 1982, video, 9:00 min.

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Europa Radio

Hans Richter, Netherlands, 1931, 35mm, 9:00 min.

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Satellite, As Long As It Is Aiming At The Sky

Babak Afrassiabi & Nasrin Tabatabai, The Netherlands, 2010, video, 29:00 min.

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Cable Xcess

Kristin Lucas, USA, 1996, video, 5:00 min.

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QUBE Project

Jaime Davidovich, USA, 1980, video, 10:30 min.

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Poemfield No. 2

Stan Vanderbeek, USA, 1971, 16mm, 6:00 min.

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Das Magische Band

Ferdinand Khittl, West Germany, 1959, video, 21:00 min.

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VJ op de Dom

VJ op de Dom 2011 marked this year’s event from Treaty of Utrecht. Impakt presented a delightful part of the program, with two true sound- and visual artists.

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Blog: The Rights of the Ones We Kill

One of the most popular tweet relating to the #yeswecamp and @OccupyWallStNYC was one that originated from Ara Rubya and reads “I refuse to believe […]

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Impakt Does VJ op de Dom

Impakt will present a delightful part of the program, with two true sound- and visual artists.

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Television

Radio Corporation of America, USA, 1939, video, 9:00 min.

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Blog: Todaysart

The Netherlands are particularly rich in media art festivals and conferences, but the Den Haag-based Todaysart (September 23-24) seems especially interesting to us. Not only because, strictly […]

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Festival Fellow – Mercedes Bunz

we proudly present this year’s festival fellow: Mercedes Bunz. Her fellowship will address digital truth, critical approaches to data visualization, and socio-political issues of digitalization and citizenship.

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Jailbreak Programme 1

Curated by Florian Wüst. Starting with early television and computer technology, Jailbreak #1 looks at the realities behind the production of media content.

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Jailbreak Programme 2

Curated by Florian Wüst. The constantly shifting power relationship between users and owners, producers and mediators, individuals and corporations functions as a thematic denominator to the films in Jailbreak #2

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WE-tube-o-theek

Curated by Johan Grimonprez. The WE-tube-o-theek functions as a temporary short circuit of the management regime of fear and the distraction of overconsumption.

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Impakt Online Event: The Right to Database in collaboration with SKOR | Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte

The widespread availability of data has led to an explosion of creative practices formulated around the collection, analysis, and visualization of information. The inevitable backend of these exercises, the database, will be forefronted in this program by Impakt Online and SKOR NetArtWorks.

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The Right to Know (and Copy)

This ongoing online exhibition explores the impossibility of secrecy and the limits to openness. With: Metahaven, Dagan Cohen and Hendrik Jan Grievink & Coralie Vogelaar.

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Hosted by A Public Domain

Public Domain invites you to explore, in unexpected places, the tensions between language, ownership and code in networked environments.

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Nachtelijk Buitenspelen (Playing Outside At Night)

Saturday, November 5th is another one of those nights when Utrecht’s cultural souls gather on the streets together to play games.

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A Hack a Day…

Join other do-gooders, code-heroes and pizza-lovers to wrestle with the raw data from municipalities, provinces etc. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a concept and present it during the festival. Nerds Unite!

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Hidden Riddims #1: Sacral Ceremonies

Sacral Ceremonies delves into the rhythms and sounds of the music that usually exists behind the closed-door ceremonies of Voodoo, Candomble or Winti.

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Hidden Riddims #2: Footwork Freak Out

DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn of the Chicago Footwork movement will bring a barrage of click, breaks and samples based on crunk and ghettotech.

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The Right To Know: Free State

This year the Impakt Festival is organizing a Free State; a temporary autonomous zone in which visiters can partake in a variety of out-of-the-box activities.

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Getting Rough with Media: The ‘Right to Know’ Summit

Focusing on the ‘need to know’ the Summit discusses how digital media – engulfing our daily lives – are now open in not only new but perhaps previously unimagined ways.

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Trouble Ahead: The Struggle for Secrecy and Transparency

Coordinated by Ann-Sophie Lehmann, Mirko Tobias Schaefer and Imar de Vries (MA New Media and Digital Culture, Utrecht University)

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Blog: The Challenges of Data Journalism : Interview with Jelle Kamsma from NU.nl

One thing we haven’t properly discussed yet, here at the Impakt blog, is data-driven journalism. If websites like WikiLeaks and open data initiatives all over […]

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Blog: Future Daily

A special edition of the Metro – a free newspaper in The Netherlands – is coming out on September 30th, filled with articles made by […]

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Blog: Yes, We Camp

On the 17th of September you are all welcome to join some urban campers near different stock exchanges around the world. There are going to be campsites […]

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Blog: Geofence

Flickr has upgraded their privacy settings via a new ‘Geofence’ in order to protect your geoprivacy. Other than either disclosing or hiding your location information, you can now create […]

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Blog: The Right to Art

So far we’ve been discussing the Right to Know in terms of information. There is usually some knowledge out there, some tools to extract it […]

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Blog: Al Jazeera

I love Al Jazeera. I use it all the time for finding news reports that are different from the mass repetition we find in Western news outlets. […]

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Blog: Iceland and Democracy 2.0

In 2007, before the infamous financial crackdown hit the the country’s economy almost overnight, Iceland was ranked 1st on the United Nations’ Human Development Index. Unemployment was at […]

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Blog: The Death App

Ever wondered how many murders and road fatalities have occurred in your neighborhood? Well there is an app for it . Its name is the death app. It features […]

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Possessed

Fred Worden, USA, 2010, video, 9:00 min

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Impakt at the Drijf In

Celebrate the annual Uitfeest in Utrecht in your boat or on the wharf of the Bumuurde Weerd at the “Drijf In” cinema

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Coming Attractions

Peter Tscherkassky, Austria, 2010, 35mm, 25:10 min

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Album Matter

Sebastian Buerkner, UK, 2010, video 2:00 min

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Gyre

Björn Kämmerer, Austria, 2010, 35mm, 9:00 min

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Das Gespenst des Glücks

Max Philipp Schmid, Switzerland, 2010, video, 10:22 min

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Blog: North Korean Cyber Warriors

Ever since seeing the VICE guide to North Korea in 2009, I’ve been fascinated by the notion of going to this country. It might sound strange wanting to […]

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