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François Chastanet: Lettering in Public Space Workshop

This workshop explored new ideas and innovative ways to take public spaces into our own hands.

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Opening Night Part 2&3

Check out highlights from the festival’s opening night events

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Hosted by A Public Domain Field Trip

Check out the highlights from the festival’s Hosted by A Public Domain Field Trip

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Sacral Ceremonies

Check out this interview with Demdike Stare, from the festival’s Sacral Ceremonies Music Night

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Free State Opening

Check out this video from the opening of the Impakt festival gallery.

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Footwork Freak Out

Check out this interview with DJ Spinn and DJ Rashad, from the festival’s Footwork Freak Out Club Night.

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Chokepoint Workshop

The workshops teach people how the Internet works, including its underlying structures.

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Panorama Event Night #1: Amazing Discoveries

Check out this footage from Panorama Event Night #1: Amazing Discoveries

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Panorama Event Night #2: Let’s Get Physical

Check out this footage from Panorama Event Night #2: Let’s Get Physical

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Panorama Event Night #3: Breaking Bad

Check out this footage from Panorama Event Night #3: Breaking Bad

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Panorama Event Night #4: Bestiality

Check out this footage from Panorama Event Night #4: Bestiality

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YouTube Battle

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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Banned Videos

Check out the videoblog of Remko Dekker. Enjoy the highlights of Dagan Cohen’s Banned Videos presentation.

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Trouble Ahead: The Struggle for Secrecy and Transparency

Check out the video from the Trouble Ahead Conference

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Dominic Gagnon – Impakt Artist in Residence

Selected from the September 2011 call for proposals is Canadian artist Dominic Gagnon. Inventor, director and active performer on the international scene, Dominic Gagnon considers cinema as a technique for measuring the immeasurable or as a discipline of chaos.

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Daniel Cockburn – Impakt Artist in Residence

Canadian artist Daniel Cockburn will be staying with Impakt for a residency. Since 1999, writer, filmdirector and video-artists Daniel Cockburn has worked at the intersection between art, avant-garde cinema and narrative film.

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Pekka Sassi (FIN) – Impakt Artist in Residence

Impakt had invited Finnish artist Pekka Sassi for a residency within our Impakt Works residency programme.

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Mind Your Language

The films in this Impakt Channel category deal with language, communication, meaning and understanding.

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Hacking The Engine

“Hacking the Engine” investigates the intersection of video games and contemporary media art.

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Blog: Workshop François Chastanet: Lettering in Public Space

De workshop en de presentatie van François Chastanet op zaterdag 12 november waren een groot succes. Vincent de Boer van het ontwerpers blog Vormplatvorm was […]

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Towards a Common Understanding – Doug Fishbone

A narrative filled with bizarre anecdotes and filthy jokes, homespun proverbs and strange social analysis, Towards a Common Understanding investigates the culture of media saturation which confronts the contemporary attention span at every turn.

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Speech Bubble – Adam Leech

The main concerns of Adam Leech’s work are the semantics of voice versus speech and the political engineering of public space and community.

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Headphones – Tony Cokes

‘Headphones,’ a short video work, borrows a promotional film for “New Dimensions in Sound,” a soundtrack by Berlin electronic artist Static, and image processing software that came with Static’s music CD.

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Thing Pit – Taras Hrabowsky

ThingPit is a looped animation that has been guerilla projected across the US and shown in various other venues across the world including the IMPAKT festival.

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The Fantastical World of Scriptwriting – Jack Feldstein

A smart and funny neon animation by Jack Feldstein, in his unique stream-of-consciousness neon animation style, on everything you need to know about writing a script.

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Het Grote Geheugen (The Capacious Memory) – Robbie Cornelissen

Het Grote Geheugen (The Capacious Memory) – Robbie Cornelissen

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The Evil Empire – Federico Solmi

The video animation takes place in the heart of Vatic-anal City, in the year 2046. Surrounded by the glorious frescoes and wealth of his St. Peter’s Basilica apartment, a fictional Pope will be portrayed as a young man struggling with his porn addiction, similarly to all ordinary men who cannot avoid the temptation of the contemporary society.

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Starship – Bernard Gigounon

Gigounon shows that alien objects landed on earth ages ago and that we do not even have to look that hard to find them.

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Security Anthem – Kent Lambert

An ode to flowers, fear, potatoes, and paranoia, with a special appearance by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft

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Beyond Language – George Barber

Beyond Language is an attempt to convey expression and emotion without words. Two people are trying to convey feelings to each other on a city overpass. Little camerawork is used and the piece is achieved in just one take.

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Attack – Fernando Huck en Eduardo Srur

Atentado (Attack) is a response to the capacity of art to intervene in the public space. Atentado was Srur’s first video and the author’s first collaboration, in which they use paint bomb interventions on advertisement billboards on the streets of Sao Paulo.

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Sisäinen Lähinö (The Suburb Within) – Pekka Sassi

A film about communication, narration and presence. ‘Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, but today is a gift’. That’s why it’s called present.’

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Rigid Regime – Erkka Nissinen

A pornographic monologue about sense certainty in Hegelian sense’ with ‘a strong home-made look and feel

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Everytime – Broersen & Lukács

A virtual Britney Spears singing the song ‘Everytime’.

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Week End – Thomas Galler

Footage taken from youtube, originally recorded by U. S. Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Ebedi Dönüş (Eternal Return) – Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen

Loneliness, love and family: these universal themes make up the leitmotif of a film which provides a specific view of the modern-day human condition.

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Beginning an Ending – Lopun Alkuja & Jani Ruscica

The seven amateur actors of Beginning an Ending morph the “blank canvas” of the film studio into a temporary stage for their visions of the future, revealing in the process the very nature and fragility of how images are constructed.

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Quoi de Neuf Docteur? – Jean-Charles Hue

The movie focuses on a spirited adolescent and the viewer gets an intimate fragment of the boy’s nonchalant way of living life.

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You and Me – Karsten Krause

A woman is walking towards her husband’s camera through four decades. A love story accompanied by the voice of another woman, reading a poem by E.E. Cummings.

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Johanna Reich – Line III (GERMANY 2008, 2:20 MINS.)

Artist and art fuse, the person seems to disappear in front of the camera.

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Y’a Plus D’os – Jean-Charles Hue

It should have all been so peaceful around the fire, a glass of sky (Whisky) in hand.

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You’ll Never Walk Alone – Witte van Hulzen & Sander Breure

For this work Van Hulzen travelled through Uganda for three months together with Sander Breure. You’ll Never Walk Alone shows young men playing in surrealistic scenes that refer to Western film history and popular culture

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The Two Teams Team – Manuel Saiz

A short film about the differences and similarities in video-art and cinema.

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Secret Machine – Reynold Reynolds

In Secret Machine, a protagonist encounters an antagonist that is studying her, measuring her body and comparing her to units of space and time.

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Night School – Erkka Nissinen

An assortment of characters are brought into a total institution where they are subjected to various mandatory exercises. The cast ranges from cooks to bears and prostitutes to digitally rendered panda bears

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Hypno Project – Doug Fishbone

This project examines how people react to stimuli under the influence of hypnosis

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Naufrage – Clorinde Durand

Naufrage lists fears: the narration stops at the frozen instant. But Naufrage relates something. What is it talking about ? We don’t know…

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Lionel – Ola Vasiljeva

Ola’s work is impulsive and gives a humoristic view on the relationship between the icon culture and the visual arts. She specializes in video, primitive animations and illustrations.

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Welcome To My Brain – Frank Koolen

‘Welcome to my brain’ shows a scan of the brain of the artist while he’s, very concentrated, thinking of the use of this specific video.

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Punch – Wayne Horse

Young wayne horse is using a boxing doll to punch himself in the mouth.

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Die Orgie – Wayne Horse

Most of the cast of the illmannered milkman, plus several befriended artists, plus some strangers came together to perform this milk, yogurt and feather orgy.

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The Watchers – Ton Meijdam, Thom Snels, Béla Zsigmond

Camera systems have been programmed to predict human behavior and recognize the risk potential of individuals. Forget artificial intelligence, this is artificial judgment, and its for your own security.

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Kapitaal – Ton Meijdam, Thom Snels, Béla Zsigmond

Typo-Animation that gives you a clear impression of the enormous amount of visual stimuli that plague us every day.

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Pimp My Planet – Ton Meijdam, Thom Snels, Béla Zsigmond

We live in a time where everything or everyone can be upgraded or ‘pimped’. After the worldwide acceptance of plastic surgery, it was time to subject our worldly possessions (Pimp my Ride) and digital identities (Facebook) to an esthetical and/or functional upgrade.

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Battery Cage – Ton Meijdam, Thom Snels, Béla Zsigmond

Chickens interact in incredibly defined manners and form complicated social structures. Contrary to popular believe, Scientific research at the University of Sidney pointed out that chickens living in a battery cage are happier. Their free range sisters suffer from more stress, constantly living in fear of predators.

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Eden – Manon Bovenkerk

Tussen de flatgebouwen van Schalkwijk ligt de idyllische tuin van Eden. Maar ook daar is het niet helemaal pluis met langzaam ontploffende bomen en opgejaagde wezens, komt de zondvloed uit onverwachte hoek.

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Flying Cars – Wayne Horse

Footage of my steam engine rocket-car compiled on thu 11.07.08 at 15h30

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Polka – Manon Bovenkerk

Something is moving through the dense, dark woods.

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Moon – Frank Koolen

An unexpectedly restless portrait of a neighbouring celestial body.

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Sharing a Beautiful Sunset – Jasper Elings

A video composed of images of sunsets, found by Google image search.

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Flashings in the Mirror – Jasper Elings

One picture after the other – a mirror, a flash and different photographers. As the images quickly pass, one can discern the perfect circle the flash traces in the mirror.

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Ms Providenskiya – Manon Bovenkerk

Providenskiya is a small port in the furthest corner of Siberia. So is the motorship MS Providenskiya named after this desolate place, or does the name of the ship refer to ‘providence’ and is the arrival of the ship an act of some higher power?

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Walross – Wayne Horse

A volumptous woman in a handmade leather walrus suit is rolling through a shower room. The cameraman provides the soundtrack.

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The Right to Know

Privacy

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Inner City Narratives

Beleving van de stad

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Alter Ego

Virtual identity

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City MakeOver!

De stad in ontwikkeling

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Impakt Highlights: Dimension Play at SPLIT Film Festival

Dimension Play at SPLIT Film Festival

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Impakt Highlights screening at Loft project ETAGI, St. Petersburg, Russia

Overview of the Loft Project ETAGI in Saint-Petersburg

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The Impakt Channel

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Film Video Archiving

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Production and program assistant

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Publicity & Marketing

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Management

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Final Public Lecture: Impakt Festival Fellow Mercedes Bunz

The Internet allows the citizen to interact with governments and politicians in a different way. The potential, but also the boundaries of the new five-minute activism has to be explored and analysed.

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Rip in Pieces America

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

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Sissiaen Lahio (The Suburb Within)

Pekka Sassi, Finland 2009, 11:29 min.

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The Third Man

Erik Bünger, Duitsland/Nederland, video, 40:00 min.

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Impakt Presents: Paranoid Schizophrenic at STRP Festival

Het Impakt Festival Utrecht presenteert Paranoid Schizophrenic, drie films die je meenemen de afgrond in.

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Daniel Cockburn: Presentation “All The Mistakes I’ve Made”

The art world is bursting with events where artists present an anthology of the highlights of their career to a slightly bored audience. The Canadian filmmaker Daniel Cockburn gladly turns this tradition around.

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Blog: Mercedes Bunz Interview by Nicola Bozzi pt. 2

Our interview with London-based journalist and academic Mercedes Bunz continues with the second and last part. Here we ask her more about the way the […]

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Live blog: Panorama Event Night #4 – Bestiality

Op de zondagavond komt het Impakt publiek nog één keer samen voor de laatste Panorama Event Night #4: Bestiality. De avond wordt geopend door de […]

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Live blog: The Right to Database

Op zondag staat The Right to Database, op het programma in theater Kikker. Deze middag is samengesteld in samenwerking met Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte. […]

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Live blog: Daniel Cockburn #2: You are Here

Voel jij je wel eens verdwaald? Volgens filmmaker Daniel Cockburn voelt iedereen zich wel eens verdwaald, fysiek of mentaal. En daar draait zijn eerste lange […]

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Live Blog: YouTube Battle

After a week rich in musical and visual events, this year’s edition of Impakt appropriately culminated in a fired up YouTube Battle. Filmmakers and members […]

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Videoblog: The Trouble Ahead

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Videoblog: Banned Videos

Check out the videoblog of Remko Dekker. Enjoy the highlights of Dagan Cohen’s Banned Videos last saturday.

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Live blog: conferentie Getting Rough with Media

Het symposium Getting Rough with Media, samengesteld door Stephen Kovats (transmediale 2008-2011, McLuhan in Europe 2011), vult de zaterdagmiddag van Impakt. Gecentreerd rondom hacktivism, openheid […]

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News: Impakt in De Volkskrant

We were happy to see a great report by Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant last monday morning. It describes what the festival was all about really […]

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Videoblog: Panorama Event Night 3 – Breaking Bad

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Live blog: Contemporary by Elodie Pong

I’ve just seen Contemporary, a movie by Swiss artist Elodie Pong screened at ‘t Hoogt theater. The movie is a fragmented portrait of our time, […]

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Live blog: Chokepoint

Internet is een complex netwerk en de mannen van het Chokepoint project zijn bezig met het in kaart brengen van internet. Zo willen ze de […]

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Live blog: WE-tube-o-theek

Een avond waarin de kracht van de hedendaagse beeldcultuur en vooral de rol van de zapcultuur centraal staat, kan niet beter beginnen dan met een […]

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Live Blog: Field Trip – Nachtelijk Buitenspelen

I’m not going to go into details because it’s not kinda legal, but just a few words on last night. Moustaches, (glowing) rabbits and Super […]

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Live Blog: Panorama Event Night #2 – Let’s get Physical

‘Let’s get Physical’ – the physicality in a variety of performances and presentations. Here a round-up of events: Emil Trier/Torgny, a project that crosses documentary […]

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Live blog: Hidden Riddims 2: Footwork Freak Out


Na een paar dagen stilzitten tijdens filmvertoningen, workshops en lezingen is het tijd om het lichaam weer eens te laten werken. Tijd voor een feestje! […]

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Live blog 2011: Panorama Event Night #1: Amazing Discoveries

Het publiek komt  tijdens Panorama Event Night #1 te weten welke verrassende ontdekkingen vijf kunstenaars de afgelopen tijd hebben gedaan. In de grote zaal van […]

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Live Blog: Hidden Riddims #1 – Sacral Ceremonies

Uit de boxen komen ceremoniële klanken die je in een hogere staat van bewustzijn proberen te brengen. In Theater Kikker vond op donderdag avond het […]

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Live Blog: Panorama Screening #2 – Cooking up the Big Bang

Mijmeren over de menselijke conditie, het destructieve, de duisternis, het tragische, de dynamiek van dienstbaarheid en liefde. Hoogtepunt Babel (2010),  door Hendrick Dusollier en Forgotten […]

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Live Blog: Field Trip – Hosted by a Public Domain

The field trip through the maze of the public domain with an expanding group of people. Linda Hilfling had invited a bunch of people to […]

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Live stream

live stream

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Festival update: Foundland replaces Sami Ben Gharbia at the summit: Getting Rough with Media

One of the guests in the Impakt summit ‘Getting Rough with Media’, Sami Ben Gharbia, unfortunately couldn’t make it. But curator Steven Kovats found a […]

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Live Blog: Openingsavond Impakt Festival

Vlak na de opening van de tentoonstelling Free State in de Academiegalerie afgelopen woensdag organiseerde Impakt een speciale openingsavond in Theater Kikker. Aan aanloop geen […]

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Live Blog: Jailbreak #1 Het geloof in het potentieel van de technologie

Het eerste programma van Jailbreak van Florian Wüst bestaat uit een serie films die duidelijk laat zien hoe we de afgelopen 100 jaar hebben geloofd […]

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Terminal Air

Trevor Paglen & Institute of Applied Autonomy, 2011, Flight-tracking software and database

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Ghostery

Evidon, Inc., 2011, Browser tool

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Pure Flow

Katy Connor and Duncan Rowland, 2011, iPhone and iPad App

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Live Blog: Panorama #1: Rediscovering The Cinematic

Het opnieuw ontdekken van cinema, ik en de andere bezoekers in Theater ’t Hoogt mogen onze ogen de kost laten geven tijdens de zes korte […]

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Live Blog: Free State Opening

Het Impakt Festival opent met een strakke, scherpe expositie als warming up voor de rest van de week. In de Academiegalerie zijn een vijftal projecten […]

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Secrecy

Peter Galison and Rob Moss, 2008, Documentary

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Blog: Impakt Highlights – Studio Smack and the DEUS Screening Program

Chilling outdoors and watching cool videos are pretty amazing things by themselves, but if you combine them the result is an augmented urban experience you […]

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News: Impakt Festival on Drawing Daily

What an honor! Cartoonist Steven Kraan devoted a post on his Drawing Daily Facebook page to the Impakt Festival. Because we are all big Drawing […]

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Blog: Impakt Highlights – The Right to Database Debate

Nowadays the data out there is simply too much to handle, the content so rich that merely to filter it and organize it is a […]

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Blog: Impakt Highlights – Choke Point Project Workshop

Impakt is not only art, music, and screenings. Among the festival events that you should definitely check out, in fact, is the Choke Point Project […]

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Blog: Dansen zoals ze in Chicago doen bij Footwork Freakout

Vrijdag 4 november vindt er een unieke clubavond plaats tijdens het Impakt Festival. We zullen gaan dansen op de clicks, breaks en samples van Chicago […]

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