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Leil-Zahra Mortada – Words of Women from the Egyptian Revolution | Episode 4: Nada Zatouna

The young film maker Nada Zatouna talks about the importance of the revolution for the people of Nubia in Southern Egypt, of her own arrest and her worries for the future.

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Karabeesh – Voice of Freedom

In a style that differs from the satirical cartoons, this video presents a celebration of the activists who worked for the fall of Mubarak during the initial 18 days of the Egyptian revolution. Set to a song by Amir Eid and Hany Adel that became the “hymn” of the revolution.

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Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity – Manuel Saiz

Parallel Universes Meet At Infinity is a video installation. It was realized during a two weeks residency at the Springhill Institute (Birmingham) in September 2004.

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Lesser Apes – Battersby & Duke

An experimental narrative about a primatologist who falls in love with a bonobo.

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In Ictu Ocoli – Greta Alfaro

In Ictu Oculi is a work about the vulnerability of life on the appearance of absolute control that we are trying to create around us, and on violence as something perpetually dormant but always perceived as something extraordinary or extraneous.

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Monkey Business

The video selection in Monkey Business searches for common ground between the species. Looking closely at animal behavior, the naked ape, vulture or alpaca in ourselves becomes visible, and might even make an interspecial love affair sound like a good idea.

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Coming Soon

Impakt is currently busy with a digitalization process and a mediatheque is also a part of this work. We are working hard to make it accessible for you.

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2 July: Sacred Exchanges

To what extent is economic prosperity related to religious social standards? Can the enormous growth of Asian economies be attributed to a certain ideology? Is […]

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Kharabeesh – Ali Abdullah Saleh

Kharabeesh is a collective network founded in 2008 by a small group of bloggers in Jordan. The idea behind the initiative was to create a […]

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Kharabeesh – Gaddafi in Arabs’ Got Talent

Kharabeesh is a collective network founded in 2008 by a small group of bloggers in Jordan. The idea behind the initiative was to create a […]

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Kharabeesh – Ghaddafi speech in Libya

Kharabeesh is a collective network founded in 2008 by a small group of bloggers in Jordan. The idea behind the initiative was to create a […]

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Kharabeesh – Mubarak is high

Kharabeesh is a collective network founded in 2008 by a small group of bloggers in Jordan. The idea behind the initiative was to create a […]

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Moufida Fedhila – Super Tunisian

The performance artist Moufida Fedhila staged a number of performances in the public space in Tunisia in 2011, incarnating the personage “Super Tunisian”, a female […]

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Mapping Creative Internet Activism in the Arab World

The project, “Mapping Creative Internet Activism in the Arab World”, takes a look at selected projects and works by professional artists and citizen activists alike. It highlights collective as well as individual projects and presents a series of significant moments, of individual statements and initiatives that began to blossom soon after the beginning of the Arab revolutions. Rather than attempting to offer a complete picture of the vast amount of activist videos, images and projects found on the Internet, it offers an introduction to a world in constant movement and an invitation to continue to discover it.

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Eyas Al-Mokdad – Bloodshed

Bloodshed (2012) by Eyas Al-Mokdad operates with strongly manipulated – distorted and color-filtered – images showing symbolic objects of oppression. These long shots of black […]

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Philip Horani – LIBERTé

The video LIBERTé, which “could be by Philip Horani” as the closing title mentions, is a painting performance overlapping found footage of the protests, complemented […]

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Khaled Abdulwahed – Bullet

Khaled Abdelwahed’s stop-motion animation, the Bullet (2011) combines the tradition of street-art as the most basic and powerful tool to get a (political) message to […]

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Mohamad Omran & Dani Abo Louh – Conte De Printemps

Mohamad Omran and Dani Abo Louh’s Conte de printemps (2011) tells a story about no matter how many times the protests are crushed the Syrian […]

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Smuggling 23 Minutes of Revolution

Smuggling 23 Minutes of Revolution (2011) as the title already indicates, is smuggling the news through the borders, focusing on the city of Hama. In […]

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Ammar Al-Beik – The Sun’s Incubator

The Sun’s Incubator (2011) by Ammar Al-Beik plays with our stereotypical expectations – it opens with a scene of a man washing his hands making […]

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Virtual Agoras: Artistic Video Activism in Syria

Virtual Agoras is curated by Charlotte Bank. She is an independent researcher, curator and writer and lives in Berlin and Damascus. In 2010 she organised the Visual Arts Festival in Damascus, which now has a nomadic character. Bank collected and preserved videoworks of Syrian artists who are often forced to life in exile. On 26 June Bank will show various films and explain the relationship between the artistic and activist film productions and the political situation in Syria.

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25 June: Oliver Ressler Screening & Talk

In the run-up to this year’s Impakt Festival, we present the fourth Capitalism Catch-22 themed event. Austrian artist Oliver Ressler studied capitalism in the former […]

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Impakt Festival 2013: 30 October – 3 November

We are thrilled to announce the theme for the 2013 edition of Impakt Festival, taking place from 30 October until 3 November. With the working […]

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TOBIAS LEINGRUBER, Impakt Event: The Reputation Economy

 Tobias Leingruber is a developer and artist interested in the future of identity in a digital world. Leingruber developed the idea of creating a Facebook […]

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CAROLIN GERLITZ, Impakt Event: The Reputation Economy

Carolin Gerlitz is an assistant professor of New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. She studies how online reputations and social interaction […]

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FARID TABARKI, Impakt Event: The Reputation Economy

Farid Tabarki was Trendwatcher of the Year 2012 and is the founder/director of Studio Zeitgeist. Among other things, Tabarki studies the rising culture of radical […]

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ROB VAN HILTEN, Impakt Event: DIY Currencies

Rob van Hilten has been working as a community currency expert since 1993. During the DIY Currencies Event 0n 27 march 2013 he explained about Qoin, […]

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JAROMIL, Impakt Event: DIY Currencies

Jaromil is a software developer, artist, activist and researcher. He is closely involved in the ongoing development of Bitcoin, is a regular speaker at Bitcoin […]

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