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IMPAKT meets FREEMOTE

Dive into the realms of creative programming with brief demonstrations about working with abstract data sets in visual programming environments.

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EINDBAAS DJ Team

The best music of today is created by the game consoles of yesteryear. Ninentendo Gameboy, NES, Atari, Sega, Amiga, C64; they’re back! The EINDBAAS DJ Team will show you the way, through their exciting 8bit dance music.

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EINDBAAS DJ Team

The best music of today is created by the game consoles of yesteryear. Ninentendo Gameboy, NES, Atari, Sega, Amiga, C64; they’re back! The EINDBAAS DJ Team will show you the way, through their exciting 8bit dance music.

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EINDBAAS DJ Team

The best music of today is created by the game consoles of yesteryear. Ninentendo Gameboy, NES, Atari, Sega, Amiga, C64; they’re back! The EINDBAAS DJ Team will show you the way, through their exciting 8bit dance music.

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EINDBAAS DJ Team

The best music of today is created by the game consoles of yesteryear. Ninentendo Gameboy, NES, Atari, Sega, Amiga, C64; they’re back! The EINDBAAS DJ Team will show you the way, through their exciting 8bit dance music.

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Blog: “When I hear the word ‘curator,’ I reach for my pistol”: An Interview with Data Machinery Curator Stefan Majakowski

The films in the Data Machinery programme “undermine” the “sacred belief” in the visibility of reality. This is interesting given the fact that the films […]

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Blog: Impakt Highlights – Impakt Online. A Few Flashback of Past Editions

In case you don’t know, Impakt Online is a series of Internet art projects that the festival commissions to some of the most talented new […]

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Respondent: Chris van der Heijden (Utrecht)

is a Utrecht based historian, journalism teacher, journalist and writer who specialises in Dutch and Spanish history.

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Christopher Adams (Beijing)

is a publisher and developer based in Beijing. He works with Fabricatorz in San Francisco on creative projects, with Qi Hardware in Beijing on copyleft hardware, and with Aiki Lab in Singapore on open source software.

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Foundland

is a young multi-disciplinary art and design practice based in Amsterdam with a focus on critical analysis of topics related to political and place branding and the way recent trends in these fields affect citizens in the Netherlands.

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Alejandro Duque (Saas Fe)

is a theorist, media activist, sound artist and frequency analyst based within the European Graduate School in Switzerland. He is a co-founder and active member of networks such as Bricolabs and Dorkbot.

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Alejandra Perez Nunez AKA HIMW(Valparaiso)

a.k.a. elpueblodechina is a sound artist, critical writer and performer working with and developing FLOSS tools and electronics.

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Rui Guerra (Utrecht)

has developed a number of models, self-organising principles and strategies for shifting culture online, and what to do with it once it’s there. His work questions and challenges the norms and hierarchies of ‘high-end’ cultural institutions.

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Tatiana Bazzichelli (Berlin)

is a PhD Scholar at Aarhus University. She was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (2009) and is part of the transmediale festival team in Berlin.

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Sunil Abraham (Bangalore)

is Executive Director of the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India. He is also a leading figure behind the Tactical Technology Collective and founder of Mahiti

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Blog: From “Test Tube” to YouTube

Welcome back to the eighties in a mirage of VHS quality. In Test Tube we see an experience of the artist in the era of the […]

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François Chastanet: Lettering in Public Space

Click here to see the video of this workshop Workshop: 10:00-18:00 Lecture: 20:30 François Chastanet has a background in architecture and graphic design specializing in typography. […]

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Blog: Zapping through reality

‘I searched the room looking for a prop, a weapon.’ A man has a strange encounter on a film set, a meeting one of them […]

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Daniel Cockburn: Workshop Scriptwriting and Performance for Film/Video/Urban Screens

WORKSHOP: SCRIPTWRITING AND PERFORMANCE FOR FILM/VIDEO/URBAN SCREENS Scriptwriting is usually thought of as a discipline specific to Hollywood and narrative feature films.  But the tools […]

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Blog: Interview with Mercedes Bunz (part 1)

London-based journalist and academic Mercedes Bunz gave an interesting talk in Utrecht last week. She talked about the way the Internet is changing several aspects […]

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Blog: Between Art and Cinema with “Babel”

Following the paths of two peasants taking on the big adventure of Shanghai, from a simple rural life to the carnivalesque spectacle of an urban […]

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Blog: Talking Jailbreaking with Curator Florian Wüst

Interview with Jailbreaking Curator Florian Wüst Florian Wüst is a Berlin based artist and independent film curator who works on issues concerning the history of […]

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Blog: Videogramme einer Revolution

In 1989 there was revolution in the air: from the crumbling wall in Berlin and acts of civil resistance throughout the Eastern bloc right down […]

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Rory Pilgrim

dares to touch upon the great questions of these times such as global citizenship and the accompanying responsibilities in performances that vary from working with choirs, brass bands and discussion groups for the elderly.

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Blog: Ethical Hacking, The Art of Hacking, The Right to Know

There is nothing that represents “the right to know” as well as the hacking movement. In the purest meaning of the term – beyond the conventional media suspicion – a hacker is somebody who critically looks into things, figures out their structure, is able to modify them and actively take part in a knowledge creation process.

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BLOG 2011: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Shortly after his first new studio release in 15 years: ”I’m New Here”, the poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron past away last May.Yet he shall […]

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Astroposer (NL)

Started producing at the age of 13, this young producer ended up bringing an addictive hodgepodge of idm, techno, hiphop, glitchhop, juke and all in between.

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Krampfhaft (NL)

With support from Mary Anne Hobbs, Starkey, Gaslamp Killer, and Daedelus, Utrecht resident Krampfhaft is a star that’s most certainly on the rise.

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Blog: Hans Richter from modernist film to post-modern music video

Dadaist, filmmaker, self-appointed historian of the Avant-garde, and friend of Marcel Duchamp and Peggy Guggenheim, Hans Richter was an artist whose influence has extended far […]

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DJ Spinn (USA)

is a footwork pioneer who started in the mid 90s as a dancer with the House-O-Matics’ crew before he became known as a producer.

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DJ Rashad (USA)

is the main exponent of the Chicago juke/ footwork movement.

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Demdike Stare – audiovisual set (UK)

These obsessive record collectors from Manchester mix sonic elements from a colonial past with drones and fragmented dub sounds.

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Stuart Baker / Soul Jazz Records (UK)

will delve into the backgrounds and sounds of specific Caribbean and African traditions using music to approximate the divine.

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Maya Deren

Screening of “Devine Horseman: The Living Gods of Haiti”

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Videogramme einer Revolution (Videograms of a Revolution)

Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica, Germany, 16mm, 1992, 01:46:00 min.

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All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace (part 3: The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey)

Adam Curtis, UK, 2011, video, 58:00 min.

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Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (Images of the World and the Inscription of War)

Harun Farocki, West-Germany, 1988, 16mm, 01:15:00 min

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Hat Wolff von Amerongen Konkursdelikte begangen? (Wolff von Amerongen, did he commit bankruptcy offenses?)

Gerhard Benedikt Friedl, Germany & Austria, 2004, video, 01:13:00 min.

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Blog: Topography of (Self)Exclusion: the Controversiality of Geo-tagging

A few months ago, the news that Apple was tracking its users was all over the Internet. The company was indeed gathering location-related information on iPhones […]

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Kevin Boitelle & Sander van Driel aka Opslaan Als/Save As

directed the new video ‘Gustav’ of the Utrecht-based rapper Mr. Polska

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Zoro Feigl

introduces us to the secrets from his laboratory.

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Sagi Groner

builds miniscule replicas of locations based on the typical videogame-like images taken from bombers.

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Tom Hankins, Roy Nieterau, Gijs van Kooten and Guido Puijk

became known worldwide with their Utrecht School of Arts graduation film Mac ‘n’ Cheese.

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David O’Reilly

His recent work The External World gives us a new insight into his remarkable universe.

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Sarah Mathilde Domogala

portrays the downside of being young, creative and talented in a phenomenal manner.

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Geoff Lillemon of Oculart/Champagne Valentine

is known for his controversial, capriciously stylish visual language used in his (interactive) video clips for Placebo and others.

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Hey Hey Hey

called Melvin the Machine into being. A Rube Goldberg machine with its own identity and viral marketing potential.

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Richard Vijgen

revives the good old days with his interactive installation The Deleted City GeoCities.

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Stichting Dat Zou Jij Wel Willen Weten (Wouldn’t You Like to Know)

This Panorama Event Night features the premiere of the best application from the A Hack a Day… sweatshop by Stichting Dat Zou Jij Wel Willen Weten/Wouldn’t You Like To Know Foundation as chosen by the public.

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Kaweh Modiri

seeks a confrontation with the thief of his laptop by turning him into the main character of his film.

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Niek Pulles

uses stylish special effects to lend a bizarre twist to the story of Adam and Eve in the new clip of dubstep icon SKREAM.

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Authentic Boys

Their film Threesome poses the big question if, nowadays, pornography fullfils our need for physical contact.

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Massoud Hassani

took the children’s toys from his youth as the basis for the Mine Kafon, a wind propelled ball functioning as a minesweeper.

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Maria Pask and Nazima Kadir

made a hilarious sitcom about a fictitious commune.

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Emil Trier

shows us the highs and lows of a bunch of Scandinavian school girls gone wild

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Floris Kaayk

An alienating piece of colourful acrobatic figures entangled in each other.

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Jesse Kanda

A pond becomes one with an alien looking woman in a blindingly fair mystery.

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Alessandro Ludovico and Paolo Cirio

recently developed the project Face to Facebook

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Melanie Bonajo

recently photographed a strange withdrawn cult, which she discovered in the ancient forests of East Poland.

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Yaima Carrazana

likes to refer to the great names in art history. With this reference, she designed various Nail Polish Tutorials in perfect Youtube video style.

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Matthijs Munnik

developed the Microscopic Opera.

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Material

Daniel Cockburn, Canada, 2011, video, 11:00 min.

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The Bad Idea Reunion

Daniel Cockburn, Canada, 2011, video, 5:00 min.

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Stupid Coalescing Becomers

Daniel Cockburn, Canada, 2003, video, 3:00 min.

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Nocturnal Doubling

Daniel Cockburn, Canada, 2004, video, 4:00 min.

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The Impostor (hello goodbye)

Daniel Cockburn, Canada, 2003, video, 9:00 min.

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WEAKEND

Daniel Cockburn, Canada, 2003, video, 7:00 min.

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Metronome

Daniel Cockburn, Canada, 2002, video, 11:00 min.

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Rocket Man

Daniel Cockburn, Canada, 2001, video, 5:00 min.

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Blog: ‘Right to Know’ Highlights 10/10-16/10

Until now I have written blogs featuring a news item that has caught my eye in the past couple of days. However, in the last […]

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Blog: Wikileaks in 3 minutes

In the Right to Know blogs I have discussed a couple of news phenomena that all find their origin in the revelations made by Wikileaks. […]

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Opening Night Part 1: Opening The Right to Know Free State

Instead of a conventional exhibition, this year the Impakt Festival will organize a Free State, a temporary autonomous zone in which visitors can indulge in […]

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Opening Night Part 2: The Impakt Festival in Outline

The headlines of the festival will be featured in a varied programme. On this opening night, curators and artists involved in this year’s festival will […]

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Opening Night Part 3: The Oceans Academy of Arts (OAOA) & Stellar OM Source

The Oceans Academy Of Arts (OAOA) is a hybrid artists’ collective that functions as a platform for ideas about art and culture, and the representation […]

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Data Machinery #1

Gerhard Benedikt Friedl, Germany & Austria, 2004, 35mm, 01:13:00 min.

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Data Machinery #2

Harun Farocki, West-Germany, 1988, 16mm, 01:15:00 min

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Data Machinery #3

Adam Curtis, UK, 2011, video, 58:00 min.

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Data Machinery #4

Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica, Germany, 16mm, 1992, 01:46:00 min.

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Banned Videos

In the project ‘Banned Videos’, Amsterdam based Upload Cinema sets out to collect and display videos around the world that have been removed (or attempted to be removed) from the web,

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DEUS: Dutch Experiments on Urban Screens

In collaboration with DROPSTUFF.NL Impakt will exhibit its DEUS presentations on large urban screens at the central stations in Eindhoven and The Hague.

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Closing Event: YouTube Battle

Buy your ticket here. Due to its gigantic success at the Impakt Festival of 2010, we bring you the reprise of the infamous YouTube Battle. […]

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Daniel Cockburn #1: You Are In A Maze Of Twisty Little Passages, All Different

Cockburn playfully puts language under the microscope: not only the many spoken and written words that wind their way through his work, but the vocabulary of cinema itself.

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Daniel Cockburn #2: You Are Here

Daniel Cockburn, Canada, 2010, video, 79:00 min.

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Panorama Event Night #1: Amazing Discoveries

The Panorama Events Nights in Theater Kikker are full of short films, presentations of art projects and live interviews with the filmmakers and artists themselves.

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Panorama Event Night #2: Let’s Get Physical

The Panorama Events Nights in Theater Kikker are full of short films, presentations of art projects and live interviews with the filmmakers and artists themselves.

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Panorama Event Night #3: Breaking Bad

The Panorama Events Nights in Theater Kikker are full of short films, presentations of art projects and live interviews with the filmmakers and artists themselves

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Panorama Event Night #4: Bestiality

The Panorama Events Nights in Theater Kikker are full of short films, presentations of art projects and live interviews with the filmmakers and artists themselves.

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Elodie Pong, Contemporary

Elodie Pong, Switzerland, 2011, video, 70:00 min

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Festival Fellow Mercedes Bunz Inaugural Lecture: On Digital Truth

Impakt, The Centre for Humanities and the MA New Media & Digital Culture from Utrecht University proudly present the first Impakt Festival Fellow, Mercedes Bunz […]

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Blog: Robot Journalism

More than a year ago I wrote an article for Masters of Media about automated blogs, a funny-sounding yet seriously irritating phenomenon of modern day Internet. […]

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Mediamatic Presentation at Visualising the Cost of Culture – Hightlights

Mediamatic has developed infographics that challenge the heavy Netherlands cultural spending cuts by placing them playfully in the perspective of other public spending.

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Blog: Banned Books Week

As you might have seen while wandering through the new Impakt website and exploring the program for the upcoming festival, there is going to be […]

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Blog: A # On Occupying

Some time ago I wrote about the oncoming global protest event named #YesWeCamp starting September 17th. As a form of anti-austerity protest. And although it hasn’t […]

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Chokepoint

By: Chokepoint Project workshop registration via rsvp@impakt.nl During the recent uprising in Egypt, in January 2011, the order was given to “turn off” the Internet, […]

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Blog: Media Square at De Balie, Amsterdam. Tactical Media and the Revolution

As promised, last Friday we went to De Balie, Amsterdam, to attend the Media Squares Symposium. The conference analyzed several uses of specific media that have contributed to (or are inherent to) the recent political uproar around the world.

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