Author Archives: impakt
Our festival director Arjon Dunnewind is about to take off to South Africa, to The Durban University of Technology where the 4th edition of the DigiFest takes place. On […]
Impakt is proud to announce that EMARE/EMAP (the joined European Media Art Platform we take part in) received generous support of EU’s Creative Europe programme. […]
Volkskrant 28 October 2017 Festival: Utrecht’s art festival Impakt sheds light on the future: what does the black mirror in your trouser pocket do to […]
Dear Passe-Partout and Daypass holders of Impakt 2017, As you probably heard by now, tomorrow’s lecture by Adam Curtis is completely sold out. Since passe-partouts and day passes are […]
Tue 24 October | 20:00 hours | Lange Nieuwstraat 4 (voormalige locatie BAK) Utrecht | free Lecture Wesley Goatley – Data Sonification and Network Politics […]
Impakt will be part of the Dutch Design Week! The Niet Normaal Foundation presents the Robot Love Embassy in Eindhoven, exploring the relationship between humans and robots. Join us on […]
Saturday 28 October 16:30-17:30
Design studio (GB/IN)
Artist, filmmaker (AT)
The complete line-up for Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems is now online! Check out the timetable to plan your visit. or click through the programme for more […]
Produced in the mock-serious tone of an intragovermental presentation Butler’s Ethical Governor uses black humor to skewer the ethical problems of autonomous drone strikes. In […]
Artificial Worlds V.3.0 depicts a group of people running for their lives, but not from a visible discernible enemy. This monster is fast, destructive and cruel: […]
Stealing 1 million Facebook profiles, filtering them with face-recognition software, and then, posting them on a custom-made dating website, sorted by their facial expressions characteristics. […]
The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine is a service that helps users tired of MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter, to “commit suicide in social networks”, by automatically […]
“Monsters are created to embody the fears and anxieties of being human.” When we think of monsters we think of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or the […]
Ewelina Aleksandrowicz & Andrzej Wojtas (Pussykrew) – Giddy (Music Video Perera Elsewhere Ft. Gonjasufi) (Germany 2013, 3:50 mins.)
A music video that looks like a desolate post-apocalyptic landscape and an enchanting, shining reality at the same time. BIO: Pussykrew is an interdisciplinary duo of […]
Impakt welcomes Wesley Goatley as a resident artist from 3 October until 30 October 2017. Goatley was selected as part of the European Media Arts Residency Exchange (EMARE […]
Friday 27 October 10:00-10:30
Writer, teacher (GUY/JAM)
Sunday 29 October 13:30-14:30
Thursday 26 October 16:15-16:45 & Sunday 29 October 15:00-15:30
26-29 October 10:00-18:00
25-29 October 15:00-22:00
26-29 October 9:30-23:00
1-12 November 12:00-17:00
Wednesday 25 October 18:00-19:00
Sunday 29 October 11:30-13:00
Saturday 28 October 21:30-23:00
Saturday 28 October 19:30 – 21:00
Saturday 28 October 15:00-16:00
Simone C. Niquille is a Swiss graphic designer and researcher. Her practice investigates the representation of identity without a body, the digitisation of biomass and […]
Natalie Kane is a curator, writer and researcher based in Manchester, UK. She is curator of FutureEverything, an innovation lab for digital culture and annual festival, […]
Saturday 28 October 13:30-15:00
Saturday 28 October 11:00-12:30
Apps, experiences, and other products are being marketed as if they are magical solutions to problems we may have or seem to have in our […]
On the 20th of October, in preparation for the Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems, Impakt presents a screening of Flying Lotus’ new film […]
During PechaKucha Night #28 Wander Eikelboom will give a six-minute presentation on behalf of Impakt Festival, within the theme of haunted machines. Wander Eikelboom Wander […]
Friday 27 October 21:30-22:30
Architect, writer (AU)
Friday 27 October 20:00-21:30
Friday 27 October 17:30-18:30
Friday 27 October 15:30-17:00
Friday 27 October 13:30-15:00
Friday 27 October 12:30-13:30
Friday 27 October 11:00-12:30
Thursday 26 October 20:00-23:00
Thursday 26 October 19:00-20:00
Thursday 26 October 17:30-18:30
A report of the Impakt Event: Uitfeest 2017 with video
Betweter Festival The Betweter festival is for the know it alls. Here artists and scientists head out to explore. They unveil persistent myths and point […]
NFF Interactive: Storyspace New technologies change the way we live, work, love, but also the way we tell and experience stories. The new programme of […]
We live in a world in which more information has been recorded over the past decade than in all the centuries that came before. Seas […]
Artist, filmmaker (GBR)
Artist, curator, teacher (ARG)
Artist/filmmaker, writer and composer (CAN)
An indefatigable machine that makes never before see films… never to be seen again! Seances <click on the link to enter> For the occasion of Impakt […]
In this exhibition eight students from HKU Fine Arts and HKU Media present their works, responding to this years theme of the Impakt Festival: Haunted Machines […]
Unfortunately this video is no longer available on the Impakt Channel. Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of […]
A video composed of images of sunsets, found by Google image search.
Written by Zemira Alajbegovic and directed by Neven Korda, Avtobus discloses two images of the electronic picture: the one that creates reality, and the one […]
Unfortunately this video is no longer available on the Impakt Channel. All the World’s a Stage shows how everything around us -from movies to ads, […]
We create and tell stories to get a better understanding of the world around us. This is why the world is full of myths ranging […]
Thursday 26 October 15:30-17:00
Thursday 26 October 13:30-15:00
Thursday 26 October 11:00-12:30
Wednesday 25 October 21:00-22:30
Wednesday 25 October 19:30-20:30
Wednesday 25 October 17:00-18:30
European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) to become the biggest international residency platform for emerging media artists The European Media Art Network, delivering the […]
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Myth, magic and monsters is often used to explain the complex role of technology in our life. The Impakt Festival explores the relationship between technology, […]
From the words of the preachers in Hyde Park to the Purim celebrations in Tel Aviv — this program is all about videos problematising humans […]
A film about communication, narration and presence. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called present.” Bio: […]
‘When Adar Enters’ opens with short shots of boys and girls in the streets of Bnei Brak (a religious suburb of Tel Aviv) dressed in […]
The Truth Will Set You Free uses the words of preachers from Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park and central London, whom Judd filmed for several […]
The film consists of photographs taken at ‘’Chez Ali’’, a roadhouse in the countryside of Belgium. The portrayed village people gather here every night. Bio: […]
The Flag is the second part of Köken Ergun’s video series about the state-controlled national day ceremonies of the Turkish Republic. Shot during the April […]
Do you want to be part of an organization, full of media, art, music, film and discoveries? Are you enjoying your studies in the cultural […]
For the occasion of SPRING in autumn and the Impakt Festival 2017 artist Dries Verhoeven will once more present his much-praised installation Phobiarama. Are you ready for […]
On Friday the 16th of June Impakt director Arjon Dunnewind will give two presentations at ISEA2017, part of The International Image Festival in Manizales, Colombia. The International […]
Impakt Festival 2016 curators Barbara Cueto and Bas Hendrikx have created a book with the publisher Valiz to reflect upon some of the subjects that […]
Logos of notorious multinationals are creating a distorted portrait of the even more notorious G. W. Bush. Bio: After his education at the art academy […]
Untitled (The Remake) combines archival footage from the years of the 1967-1973 military dictatorship in Greece which depicts official festivities and parades staged by the […]
Not all recent images fill our memory, in fact most are buried until a moment of recovery or retrieval. The videos in this program recover […]
Impakt is calling for curatorial proposals for the Impakt Festivals in 2018 and 2019. The Impakt Festival is the annual culmination of Impakt’s activities as […]
Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems The programme of this edition of Impakt Festival seeks to address the relationship between technology, religion, magic […]
Video from the tent city that was installed in East Harlem on July 23rd 2009. Not An Alternative teamed up with Picture The Homeless, Reclaim […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here: On a quiet autumn evening in Tokyo, a man […]
The title refers to the location, a residential complex comprised of 25 highrises in the northern part of Shanghai, China. It is entirely shot from […]
Good architecture is a visual adventure, a sculpture allowing you to submerge in. Our urban and industrial landscapes reflect history and their public spaces are […]
“A city could start like this drawing: first there’s an empty space and then an event:a dot on the paper.” The video traces the growth […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on Impakt channel. The deserted island of Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) condense Japan’s race towards modernity and its organised and […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see at trailer here: Melina Gierke’s tribute to a house designed by […]
The public domain and human behaviour is the starting point for the work of Paulien Oltheten (1982). Through photographs and video she presents an investigative approach: identifying […]
As the world population continues to move to urban centres, growing numbers of people contest a limited supply of space as their place for living. […]
A report of the Impakt & FOTODOK Event: Accursed Creator with video
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Have you seen the curated video art on our Impakt Channel? We frequently launch new programmes and add new video works of national and international […]
Join us in Utrecht this year from 25-29 October for Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems, curated by Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell The programme […]
An amazing, perceptive and fun neon animation film on how to write a script by stream of consciousness neon filmmaker Jack Feldstein. BIO: Jack Feldstein is a Jewish animator […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here. Derived from texts by residents of Roosevelt Island, and Bioy Casares, […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here. “It’s always a pleasure to get blindsided by a great new […]
Breaking the Magician’s Code is so outmoded. Impakt therefore now shifts focus to artists. All secrets of the trade are for the taking in this […]
A 20,000 km journey to meet the master of modern cinema and how this encounter turned out to be deceitful. BIO: Paolo Gregori is an actor and director, […]
FOTODOK, space for documentary photography and IMPAKT, festival for critical media art proudly present Accursed Creator*: The art of bio-hacking. “The world was to me […]
A report of the Impakt Event: Filter Bubbles and Fake News with photos and video
Impakt welcomes Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell as resident curators in preparation for the Impakt Festival 2017! Natalie Kane will be at Impakt from 19 March […]
Cakes in general only evoke good feelings, while farts, some of the most common substances around, shock, repel and offend. But the consequence of a culinary dish is always […]
This short fable depicts how animals suffer from the exact same interpersonal everyday struggles as we humans do. As an example a snippet from the conversation between a deer […]
Naufrage lists fears: the narration stops at the frozen instant. But Naufrage relates something. What is it talking about ? We don’t know… perhaps an accident, a depression, […]
Artist and art fuse, the person seems to disappear in front of the camera.
Plus Travailler demands a closer look at our work ethics. In the setting of folkloristic music the viewer is gradually confronted with an explicit advice to our hard […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. It took 7 years for John Goras to create the now already legendary follow-up to his […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. This film is part of a series of mosaic-films that unite many individual and private, yet published […]
On a female face one can see excerpts from Fritz Lang’s silent film Doctor Mabuse, which like no other came to stand for the aura of its time. […]
In this new work by Yves Netzhammer, he further explores the poetics of his computer animated aesthetic. Netzhammer juxtaposes the apparent serenity of his digitally rendered characters to sentiments […]
Having a body is not always easy. The body often is a battle scene of romances, exotic parasites, obscure sexuality and uncertainty. This programme therefore […]
A report of the Impakt Event: On the Origin of Androids with photos and video
Filter Bubbles and Fake News: the relation between politics, social media and journalism The internet, social media and new communications platforms were going to bring us […]
The aphorism “Authenticity is dead, long live authenticity!” proves vital in the prolific debate on authenticity in the post-digital age. Authenticity is in the eye […]
The feeling of inexplicable loss and yearning for something unknown is addressed in Beny Wagner’s video work by means of unexpected metaphors: camouflage and petroleum. […]
Stimulate Surpise is a rebranding of a laverbread product by a New York advertising agency, Sid Lee. The product named “Bafa Lafwr” (laverbread in Welsh), […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can watch it here. Amalia Ulman is a 24-year-old Argentinean-born, predominantly Spanish-raised artist […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can watch it here. Back Row depicts the back office of the leisure-industry. In […]
The Was is a sample-based video for now, about the time before now. Part experimental film, part music video and concept album, The Was is […]
Institute of Southern Contemporary Art (ISCA) imagines a model for contemporary art that pushes certain probabilities towards logical, possible outcomes. As the voice of the […]
Korakrit Arunanondchai – Paintings with History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names 3 (Thailand 2015, 24:55 mins)
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can watch a trailer of it here. Painting with history in a room filled […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can watch an excerpt of it here. General Idea is the collective name […]
A report of the Impakt Event: E-Cultuur Utrecht New Years Drinks with photos
Barmy, baffling and weirdly funny, Thomas’ rejig takes John Smith’s honed inquiry into film’s structural conditions and reverses its terms: instead of a lone protagonist, […]
An oral historian’s obsessions with the famed ruler of ancient Egypt. A montage of love letters, dental decay, cavities and general oral disease. Filling the […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Ursula Mayer works primarily with film and photography. Her films are shot in interiors, often […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. The video Area of Use is an illustration of a housewife’s inner thoughts about alternative […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see an excerpt of it here. “Oh, I’m So Happy” is an animated […]
Cosmopolites are wrong. Happiness is in little things. Housekeeping never was so pleasing and Sky Radio sounds better than ever. Choreographic explorations evoke unprecedented sensual […]
The Hoseheads Get Unhosed is mostly a showing of drawings and animations from short stories of living in the northern Canadian bush as told to […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Bio Camille Verbunt was born 1968 in The Netherlands and has worked as a multimedial artist […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel The artist records himself at home proudly indulging in the happiness of a drug (heroin […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here. Bio: Zak Tatham (born 1984 in Toronto, Ontario) started making […]
A random sample of Craigslist personals opens up performative possibilities for an animated corporate tool. Bio Penny Lane is an award-winning nonfiction filmmaker who was named […]
The Hoseheads Get Unhosed is mostly a showing of drawings and animations from short stories of living in the northern Canadian bush as told to […]
Saturday 4 Feb, 16:30 – 18:00 Transmediale Festival, Studiogallery, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin A collective presentation by Dutch artists Koert van Mensvoort and […]
Raise your glass to the fusion of technology, art and culture! Impakt, SETUP, Stichting z25.org, OneSeconds and Rotslab invite you to welcome the new year with us. On […]
Impakt Festival 2016: Authenticity? has been successfully concluded! Watch the aftermovie here. We couldn’t have done it without all our volunteers and interns, our curators […]
Opening Impakt Festival 2016 Tomorrow, the Impakt Festival 2016 will kickoff at Fotodok/Casco at 17:00! From this day on, you will be able to visit […]
On 27 October students in one of MCW’s Master’s programmes (New Media & Digital Culture) will publicly present the preliminary results of their quest to create […]
The programme booklet for Impakt Festival 2016: Authenticity? is online now, check it out here. Authenticity is a variable and elusive concept that seems to be […]
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19 OCTOBER 2016
What happens when a self-described “gay white male, 5’11”, 155 lbs, 29, good singing voice and physical co-ordination” answers an ad for a performer in […]
Researcher, writer (NL)
The whole world will be once downloaded into a single communications network. People no longer have to travel to orient themselves in the world to meet […]
The absurd logic of the “real character” and the extreme discipline of Disneyland become apparent when a real fan of Disney’s Snow White* is banned […]
‘Zile is chosen as a contestant on The Price is Right. He comes-on-down, gliding and shuffling. He shrugs, waves his hands, twitches and finishes up […]
Specially for the Impakt Festival 2016: Authenticity?, that will commence on the 26th of October, Impakt Channel supervisor Inez de Coo has assembled a collection of video […]
Sometimes the living room gradually fills up with snow, people walk the water and a little girl lisps the words “your mother sucks cocks in […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Parents and sisters or brothers have fun scaring their little ones. Those are filmed when […]
Metamorphosis deals with issues of cinematic off time, but here time becomes specific, as we see a suspended time of social history. Langan’s work investigates […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here. The videolight sequence is based on sound snippets from the […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see an excerpt of it here. At dawn, four small ‘islands’ floating on […]
Found footage film about the representation of sleep, fear and human desires in movies. The thematic sequences of THE SHAPE OF THINGS project a variety […]
A project existing both as a lecture performance and as a video, exploring the phenomenon of schizophonia [= that which makes dogs bark at speakers, […]
An installation consisting out of wooden pallets, videos and different props forms the platform for a performance with a strong sense of theatre. A barista, […]
The aphorism “Authenticity is dead, long live authenticity!” proves vital in the prolific debate on authenticity in the post- digital age. Authenticity is in the eye […]
The aphorism “Authenticity is dead, long live authenticity!” proves vital in the prolific debate on authenticity in the post- digital age. Authenticity is in the eye […]
The timetable for Impakt Festival 2016: Authenticity? is online now, check it out here. Authenticity is a variable and elusive concept that seems to be […]
Journalist, activist (NL)
Researcher, publisher (ZA)
OPENING EXHIBITION: AUTHENTICITY IS DEAD, LONG LIVE AUTHENTICITY The aphorism “Authenticity is dead, long live authenticity!” proves vital in the prolific debate on authenticity in […]
GB 2015, 100 MIN., 35 MM. Adapting Paul Bowles’ short story A Distant Episode to hallucinatory effect, this is a gorgeous, nightmarish interrogation of the […]
I Know Where I’m Going, GB 2009, 30 MIN. A road trip to far-flung corners of Britain serves as a backdrop for Anthropocene advocate Jan […]
PT 2001, 104 MIN. A tender, humorous and illuminating documentary portrait of the working relationship of legendary filmmaking couple Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, who […]
GB 2011, 88 MIN., 35MM. An intimate and mesmerising docufiction that tracks the daily life of Jake Williams, a man living out his radical dream, […]
PT 2006, 156 MIN. Shot over two years, Colossal Youth is Costa’s third film shot with the people from the neighbourhood of Fontainhas. His filmmaking […]
DISCUSSION ANTI-AUTHENTICITY DAVID JOSELIT (US), ANA TEIXEIRA PINTO (PT), OLIVER LARIC (AT), HARM VAN DEN DORPEL (NL) MODERATOR ANNET DEKKER (NL)
The cheapness, fidelity and volume of reproduction made possible by new technologies have irrevocably changed the status of the work of art. A certain part […]
After Ossos (1997), Costa re-defined his practice, switching to a mini-DV camera and shooting 160 hours of footage with a two-man crew for In Vanda’s […]
Franco “Bifo” Berardi is a renowned theorist of contemporary media, culture and society. He has lectured at the Academia di Brera in Milan and has […]
LOUNGE CONVERSATION TECHNOLOGY’S PROMISE TO AUTHENTICATE HARD-CORE (NL), LUKE DORMEHL (GB), MASHA MCCONAGHY (DE), SEBASTIAN SCHMIEG (DE) & JONAS LUND (SE) MODERATOR JAZMINA FIGUEROA (US)
Creativity can be outsourced and automated. One person’s data is another person’s intellectual property. How do networked distribution, generated content and open sourcing affect artistic […]
Fireflies moderates an intimate discussion with one of contemporary cinema’s most singular and stimulating artists, Ben Rivers, to complement the screening of four of his films at Impakt. […]
DISCUSSION FROM THE SELF TO THE SELFIE: ISMENE WYSS (CH), ERICA SCOURTI (GB), ROB HORNING (US). MODERATOR RUBEN JACOBS (NL)
Self-absorption, self-indulgence, deficient empathic skills are among the symptoms of narcissism syndrome, and many of these can be seen on a regular basis in our […]
Artist talk and brunch with artists Elise van Mourik in a secret AirBnB location. Gather in the foyer of Theater Kikker at 11:15.
Alexy Karenowska is Technology Director of The Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA). IDA is a joint venture between Harvard University, the University of Oxford and […]
Curator’s talk with Barbara Cueto & Bas Hendrikx.
David Joselit’s art-historical work has approached the history and theory of image circulation in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a variety of perspectives, spanning […]
Join us for the launch of the fourth issue of Fireflies, which celebrates the cinema of Pedro Costa and Ben Rivers. Fireflies is an independent […]
DISCUSSION FILTER BUBBLE/ECHO CHAMBER GEERT LOVINK (NL) , FRANCO “BIFO” BERARDI (IT), PWR (DE) MODERATOR ILGA MINJON (NL)
The old idea of a wide-open web, where hyperlinks from site to site created a non-hierarchical and decentralised network of information, has been largely supplanted […]
Chus Martínez is a curator, and currently Head of the Institute of Art of the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, and was […]
LOUNGE CONVERSATION: CONSUMING AUTHENTICITY JACOB KOK (NL), STUDIO ŽIŽIC/KOŽUL (HR), MODERATOR FLORIAN GROSS (DE)
Brands, fashion and entertainment are shifting their goals to satisfy their consumers’ desire for authenticity. The middle class and its idealization of consumerism have lead […]
Rob Horning explains authenticity in terms of a mode of domination, usually indicating a vicarious appropriation and repurposing of someone else’s life experiences. His talk, […]
The opening of the festival programme will be in Theater Kikker on Thursday 27 October. At 17:00 there will be an opening talk by Arjon […]
Artist talk and brunch with Harm van den Dorpel and Jazmina Figueroa. Gather in the foyer of Theater Kikker at 11:15.
In the programme ZIN op Zondag: Living Like a Local on Sunday the 23rd of October Impakt will investigate tourism and the authentic experience of the city, […]
The 8th session of the Central Committee of the Communist League of Serbia was held on the 23rd and 24th September 1987. Historians agree that […]
Reliving past events can give us surprising new insights. Major historic events are comprehensible only when they are translated in a manageable form. With precision, […]
In the summer of 1977, NASA sent Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 on an epic journey into interstellar space. Together and alone, they will travel […]
It would always be a particularly beautiful woman, a very attractive one. She would be stigmatized due to her beauty, especially if she had no […]
Picture, poetry, voice and music are woven together into a contemplative short film about the lingering memory of youth, the loss of spontaneity and the […]
Unfortunatily the video is not available on Impakt Channel, but you can see it here: Is it possible to ever come back from war? For […]
The US television series Homeland is massively popular but has also been criticized for its overly Western view of geopolitical situations and the clichéd image […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on Impakt Channel. Dislocation and the fetishization of relationships underlie the work of Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi and no […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on Impakt Channel, but you can see it here: An experimental portrait of desperate existence in preChristmas Prague. Welcome […]
A rainy Sunday visit to a military air show, a transvestite’s lonely Christmas, projections of your mother on strangers and the ramifications of growing up […]
With monthly passport photos taken during the last 30 years “Family” portraits four people: a relationship goes to pieces, a new one is made and […]
A quintessential British summers day out. Picnics, Spitfires, real ale, naps and some good old fashioned patriotism. For me it is always important to make […]
S.T.T.L (Sit tibi terra levis, or “May the earth rest lightly on you”) is a short video about the way we die. Since human death […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on Imapkt Channel, but you can see it here: “I am not from this place,” declares a French cowboy. […]
Mandarijn tells the story of a farmer in Friesland, who desperately wants a girl after the birth of his eight sons. At the same time, […]
Impakt Event: Koert van Mensvoort, Floris Kaayk and Peter-Paul Verbeek. Friday 7 October, 19:30 – 22:15. TivoliVredenburg, Hertz Zaal. Entry 10 euro. Ticket sale via the website of TivoliVredenburg. Floris […]
As a former co-programmer of the Impakt Foundation for over four years, Ilga Minjon has set sail to both curiously and critically unpack artistic and […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on Impakt Channel. A luxurious villa in Algeria, built in modernist style, is the setting for the action in ‘Untitled’. […]
From the celestial mountains to the peak of Shanghai’s towers, two young peasants leave their village to get to the metropolis. BIO:Hendrick Dusollier (1974, France) graduated […]
“Midnight”, a visually refined film by Klára Tasovská, blends several layers. The personal experience of the director, who chose to be closed for a week […]
Idylls that hold some irritation in store: Richard Wilhelmer’s Strange Love (produced at the California Institute of the Arts) shows them to us, implying our […]
Forgotten Column addresses voluntary and involuntary situation of forgetfulness.Zhou ponders upon the similarities between video editing and building sentences as he seeks to surpass the […]
Looking forward into the future has always tickled our imagination. Just like the idea that we are able to mould the future. Sometimes underground pressure […]
15 SEPTEMBER 2016
Writer, researcher (CH)
This solitary hike also is an existentialist confrontation. BIO: Paolo Bonfiglio was born in 1972 in the Langhe area. Selftrained, he has always been interested in drawing, […]
Unfortunately the video is not available on Impakt Channel. Ken Jacobs films Jonas Mekas, a fellow icon from the history of experimental film, at an […]
Homemade Horror and Kitchen Sink Dramas mixed with surrealistic scenes and a touch of nostalgia. In the background, echoes of youth memories and family matters […]
Unfortunately the video is not available on Impakt Channel, but you can see it here: The story of Four Seasons revolves around a woman entering […]
The hallucinations of a man accused by the secret service. A beautiful hybrid of film and animation. BIO: Florian Krautkrämer was born 1977 in Freiburg, the South […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on Impakt Channel, but you can see it here: A weird relationship between a pig, a dog, and humans. […]
This animation film shows the phenomenon ‘house’ as an arena for psychological interpretations, based on Carl Gustav Jung. BIO: Alvise Renzini has concentrated his artistic […]
A fantasy love-letter to a collection of well-known men from diverse worlds including the young Orson Welles, the cricketer Charles B Fry, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on Impakt Channel, but you can see a trailer here: A late night visit to the empty house where […]
The artist Benjamin Forster has created an online commissioned work for Impakt Festival 2016, called Signatures. Working with the premise of the Impakt Festival 2016, […]
Alongside a concrete ‘user manual’, the human body also knows fickleness. From hormonal issues and fears to annoying complaints; the inadequacy of our bodies isn’t […]
A series of therapeutic self-help techniques suggested in an abstract manner. Historic references to psychoanalysis, avant-garde cinema and video art conflate, bullet point wise, with […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. The pharmaceutical industry’s marketing machines differ little from New Age-like selfhelp methods. A new saga […]
Thierry asks Isabelle for directions and a date. She agrees. A deliciously painful boy meets girl, without language barriers. BIO: Willy Hans was born in […]
An infomercial about the latest technological developments which can compensate for man’s inadequacy. BIO: For twenty-years, artist John Butler has been the driving talent behind […]
Mysteries such as hoarding, the emotional value of objects and the human capacity to adapt are illuminated using home videos, old Sci-Fi films, stylised photographs […]
Somewhere between beat poetry and comedy ‘Slideshow Johnny’ can be found: a darkly surreal portrait of an experimental outside artist. Driven by his personal issues, […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. An instructional video for everyone who loves dance, but is confused by the postmodern condition. […]
The human body often harbours dark secrets. Clinical and psychological methods to discover these vary, in this compilation of found VHS footage and audio from […]
Artist Collective (NL)
The relation between man and nature. A bear in an infamous Internet clipping and a ‘native Canadian’ in an old Canadian television series. Where to […]
The text for this film is from a propaganda booklet about the contribution to the cinematic history by North Korean leader Kim Jung Il. Also […]
How does it feel to be unable to see images of the place you come from in this media-saturated society of ours? BIO: Sarah Wood […]
Documentary and fiction in one. About the desire for utopia, Marxism, and a different society. BIO: Gernot Wieland works mainly with film, drawing and lecture […]
Ironic and abundant reflections on our contemporary visual culture. What is authentic and why are we on this earth? A fair dose of unlicensed philosophy […]
A philosophical intervention in a football stadium. Brecht, Camus and Rimbaud are guests of football club Girodins Bordeaux. BIO: Democracia is a work team formed […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Our technology driven society as a dark dream, as an obscure an impenetrable labyrinth in […]
Steve Reinke – Cartoon For Those Who Have a Certain Fondness For Ideas But Are Tired of Thinking (The Netherlands 2010, 2:14 mins.)
A cartoon for those who have a certain fondness for ideas but are tired of thinking BIO: Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. While the makers are expecting a baby, they get into a car crash. This confronts […]
This contemporary fable sheds light on our existence as a messy and abject farce. Stuffed animals, a hunter in reverie and God forgetting to take […]
For some a natural development, for others a source of personal traumas. This program deals with the complex inner development of sexuality.
Yvan seems to perform a remarkable ritual. Material and form combine his personal longings. BIO: Joseph Krommendijk is Belgian video artist. Lives and works in Brussels.
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. A film, both documentary and fiction, about a day in the life of four porn […]
A modern Greek tragedy of longing and madness, about the impossibility of establishing real contact with one another. Freud, Monthy Python and contemporary digital image […]
Designer, filmmaker (NL)
Curator, researcher (DE)
Theorist, writer, physicist (GB)
Artists, designers (HR)
Impakt welcomes Tabita Rezaire as a resident artist from late October 2016 until early December 2016. Rezaire was selected as part of the European Media Arts […]
European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) presents the resident artists for 2016 The European Media Art Network (EMAN) is proud to announce the upcoming residents […]
“The video Self Portrait is a portrayal of expectations and desires. A small-town girl wants to be someone. This semi autobiographical video challenges the motivations of my own actions, […]
Political, ideological or religious authority can face collective resistance which questions the concept of what is right. But resistance can also consist of a personal […]
A sense of comfort has a lot to do with a specific location. Man and nature often ruffle each other’s feathers, but sometimes unexpected harmony […]
Home is much more than where you grew up or where you live. This program consists of the romance and the horror of homeliness, trippy […]
Even the establishment is a temporary concept. The systems that keep the economy and society in one piece are always challenged by other ideas or […]
Writer, theorist (DE)
Theorist, writer, activist (NL)
Journalist, writer (GB)
Impakt welcomes Fireflies as resident curator for the Impakt Festival 2016, from 5 until 25 September. Fireflies is a independent, self-published and non-profit bi-annual print film magazine […]
Impakt welcomes Beny Wagner as a resident artist from September until late October 2016. He has been selected for this residency by Bas Hendrikx and […]
Artist collective (US)
Magazine, Image archive (US)
Film magazine (IT, AU)
Writer, sociologist, journalist (NL)
Design studio (DE/NL)
Artists, writers (US)
Historican, Theorist, Writer (US)
Curator, writer (ES)
Theorist, writer, activist (IT)
Writer, journalist, editor (US)
Artist, Filmmaker (GB)
Artist, writer (DE/US/IL)
During this pre-festival event Barbara Cueto and Bas Hendrikx, the curators of the Impakt Festival 2016, will look into the ways in which authenticity has […]
An ice cream made of artificial meat in the flavour bacon or meatfruit: would you dare to eat it? Impakt presents a preview of the […]
Cairotronica is a Symposium of Electronic and New Media arts in Cairo, Egypt. It includes a program of activities, exhibitions, talks, workshops and screenings by […]
Through the properties of the shiny surface of the screen, the films in this programme explore the relationship between the deepest human hardware and the […]
Ruqyah is an Islamic rite of banning negative energy caused by health problems. Today, the potential of the smartphone has also seeped into this religious […]
An encounter between two objects whose symbolic functions are, in fact, very closely related: an ancient Egyptian hand mirror and the iPhone 4 Elite. BIO: […]
Erkka Nissinen – Tilaa Massa Tilassa Massa Litassa Maalit: Ali Tila (Material Conditions – Inner Spaces) (Hong Kong 2013, 15:29 mins.)
Material Conditions explores the rough edges of the image and, adding a considerable dose of absurdity, contrasts them with the febrile inner searches of its […]
A portrait of a modern generation for whom the digital revolution was part of their teens and ‘growing up’ is partly happening through the internet. […]
Two Actors are themselves: a healer and a security officer, who swap roles. They investigate each other with the aid – or the intervention – […]
The most mundane searches on Google are completed by ‘autocomplete’. It reveals not only a worldwide curiosity but primarily a wide range of dubious prejudices. […]
Selections from Ann Hirsch’s project “Scandalishious” which casts the artist as an attention-seeking web personality who navigates questions of sexuality, objectification, and adolescent online communities […]
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) describes the powerful feeling of tingling and relaxation supposedly produced by certain audio-visual cues such as whispering, light taping, and […]
Selections from Ann Hirsch’s project “Scandalishious” which casts the artist as an attention-seeking web personality who navigates questions of sexuality, objectification, and adolescent online communities […]
Excerpt of Omar Fast’s experimental documentary that weaves together fact and fiction to tell the true stories of a Predator Drone operator and the psychological […]
Highlights of the Impakt screening program Feeling fom Afar in which a look is given at those digital systems that try to optimize humans by […]
A non-linear portrait of a new kind of digital underground man, whose affective environment consists of violent video-games, arguments on message boards, and erotic fixations […]
To the members of Parliament [Aan de Tweede Kamer der Staten Generaal], We are gravely concerned about the lopsided growth in the Dutch arts. This […]
Otty Widasari – Jabal Hadroh, Jabal Al Jannah (Green Mountain, Heaven Mountain) (Indonesia 2013, 9:20 mins.)
The Impact of massive Arab tourism in West Java is shown in the documentation of a park, where women must be escorted at all times. […]
A humoristic dialogue between a Neanderthal and a bit of an idiot from our time, questions the actual origin of human evolution. BIO: Nathaniel Mellors […]
Every Place, be it virtual, private or public, is inspired by ideas of civilization. New developments in art and technology challenge these codes within a […]
Using the visual material that Lambert collected during two years of active gaming, he explores the poetry and alienation of male stereotypes, friendship and loneliness. […]
A traditional marriage is preceded by a period of isolation, but two young Indonesians lovers can’t be stopped. BIO: Orizon Astonia was born in Surabaya […]
An architect attempts to design a city in his imagination. Gradually we realise that the city is imaginary. 3D images have a shape devoid of […]
In this video, Lucas performs characters on both sides of the screen. Set in the future, a young woman approaches a street-side multimedia kiosk, logs […]
In an era of post-ecological sustainability, where our planet is running out of basic resources, humanity turns to the wide expanse of space to find […]
A strange Good Samaritan figure in a vivid red suit takes pity on a retching soldier who drags himself through the vile green, almost toxic […]
Cable Xcess is a public service announcement/infommercial which informs viewers about the consequences of long term exposure to electromagnetic fields. I perform as both spokesperson […]
This program is not to be approached in a normative sense: it is not our intention to indulge into futuristic prescriptions. When curating this program, […]
Donor examines the new psychological terrain full quantification of the human body. With the invention of new medical technologies that provide solutions to human infertility, […]
In a time of “permanent pre-hostility”(peace) where an “energetic disassembly”(nuclear explosion) is imminent, a disembodied speaker who could be a hypnotist or a government spokesman […]
Relive the Future of the Past.
We had a blast, huge thanks to all who made it happen with us.
Experience the festival from home.
The Impakt Festival 2015 has begun.
Check out the festival program on ISSUU.
Deleted City – Richard Vijgen The Deleted City is a digital archaeology of the world wide web as it exploded into the 21st century. At […]
Double slide projection inspired by the Geocities archive.
Klaas Kuitenbrouwer teaches, writes and gives lectures on different aspects of interactive media and various crossroads of culture and technology. He plays improvised music and […]
Digital security expert (DE).
Head Business Intelligence, Dutch National Police (NL).
Curator (NL) & moderator of Evan Roth’s keynote speech
Director, Consultant (US).
Researcher, Teacher (NL).
Curator, consultant, researcher (NL).
Lecturer, curator, artist (CA).
Theorist, Critic and Lecturer (NL).
Designer, Teacher (NL).
Project manager, Conversation partner (NL).
Curator, Founder of Lunch Bytes (CH).
Researcher, lecturer, information-designer (NL).
Passe-partouts, Day Tickets and tickets to individual events.
Festival program complete, timetable online.
Designer, Curator (CH).
Mobile ethnographer, founder Affectlab (UK).
Artist, designer and co-founder of Strange Telementry (UK).
Artist, writer, researcher (CA).
The Impakt Programme and Festival 2016 will revolve around the value of authenticity in the post-digital age
Assistant professor at University of Amsterdam, writer (NL).
Founder and CEO of HistoryIT (US).
Famous New Media Artist (CA).
Hackathon in collaboration with Setup.
Inside the Dark Web – Mike Radford (UK 2014, 60 min.)
World Brain – Stéphane Degoutin & Gwenola Wagon (France 2015, 75 min.)
Digitaal Geheugenverlies – Bregtje van der Haak (Nederland 2014, 49 min.)
Jason Scott is an American archivist and the founder of Textfiles.com. He works for the Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine, with which you can […]
The Memory of Technology x The Future: The Secret Life Of Technology, with Tobias Revell, Stéphane Degoutin and Gail Priest
The Secret Life Of Technology How will technology change our lives in the near and distant future? Trans-humanists dream of a technological Nirvana, while sceptics […]
Colossal Data x The Future: Cloudy Forecasts, with Ramon Amoro, Rutger Rienks, Frank Rieger and Egge van der Poel
Cloudy Forecasts The value of Big Data and intelligent systems mostly lies in the promise that we can make better estimates of the future with […]
The Better You x The Present: Sculpturing Ourselves, with Jeremy Bailey, Gemma Galdon Clavell and Geert Lovink
Sculpturing Ourselves How can we use digital applications to create online personalities? As social media users, we are only too glad to play starring roles […]
ongoing, frequently updated performance lecture
The Memory of Technology x The Present: The Hooks and Loops of Archiving, with Kristen Gwinn-Becker, Bregtje van der Haak and Charles van den Heuvel
The Hooks and Loops of Archiving The advent of computers and information technology in the 20th century stimulated the gathering and storing of knowledge tremendously. […]
Colossal Data x The Present: Dealing With Data, with Anne Helmond, Fernando van der Vlist and Kristoffer Gansing
Dealing With Data What are the motivations for the mass storage of data? How do the techniques for investigating gigantic amounts of data work? A […]
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The Better You x The Past: Your Heart Stops Beating, U Keep On Tweeting, with Digital Death Drive, Boris Meister and Patty Jansen
Your Heart Stops Beating, U Keep Tweeting
Keynote Evan Roth
Digital Folkore The early days of the internet were filled with hope and the feeling of unlimited possibilities. Users copied and pasted as they liked […]
Pull up a chair, share your thoughts and fire away with your questions!
Morozov will take questions from the audience
A documentary on the most ambitious internet project ever
Many tech companies pretend that their products contribute to a just and equal society. They offer ‘free’ services, in exchange for our data. But what […]
Daan Roosegaarde (The Netherlands, 1979) is known for projects such as Roosegaarde-Van Gogh Bicycle Path, Glowing Lines, Smart Highway, Lotus and Flow, cleverly using the […]
Documentary filmmaker and journalist (NL).
Clinical data scientist (NL).
Alfred Hitchcock himself dubbed the German trailer for “Psycho” (1960). With a heavy English accent he transported viewers to a very specific country mansion. An […]
Stories are a major influence on our memory. From storytellers right the way through to narrative Hollywood films, stories are always characterized by personal perspectives, […]
A prophetic story – handed down from generation to generation – from former Eastern Bosnia about the start of a dramatic piece of global history. […]
A hypnotic, triple screen video collage consisting of iconic images from cinema history, though not from Hollywood, but from Hong Kong instead. More information on […]
Simultaneously theatrical and dry, this film tells a brief story about a family. Although it, at first, appears to abide by the rules it also […]
Bittersweet portrait of a drastic development in the real and online life of highly educated woman told in the shape of interviews, e-mails and the […]
Evan Roth, Gemma Galdon Clavell and Ramon Amaro confirmed.
Assistant professor at Utrecht University. Director of Utrecht Data School (NL).
CEO of Open State Foundation, former member of Dutch parliament (NL).
Lecturer at University of London, Founder of of SambaRhino.com (UK).
Research Director at Eticas Research & Consulting (ES).
Fully fledged commentary on an inexplicable cathch. The fear of a possible diabolic birth causes unrest in the animal community. BIO: Steve Reinke is an […]
A complex long-distance relationship between two people both of whom have a home base they cannot leave. BIO: Piotr Sulkowksi studied Ethnology and Anthropology of […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. A micro society that exudes social, political and creative crisis. A melodramatic portrait of a […]
Unfortunately this video is no longer available on the Impakt channel but you can watch a trailer here. A personal portrait of a place in which […]
A familiar environment as the idyllic point of departure for an escape from reality. BIO: Katrin Olafsdottir was born in Iceland, but has spent most […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Nostalgic excerpts of fiction, fairytales and vintage science fiction from a child’s room to way […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here. Using very recognisable source material, this video is not […]
‘Pig Shit Tit Ass Sailor’ is only one of Polis’ inhabitants who, just like politicians, porn actors and lost tourists, encounter unhealthy levels of threats, […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Demonstration of a new high tech device that was specially designed to improve the controllability […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. A pseudo-educational film from an alternate future based on the controversial extremely racist sci-fi novel […]
The latest music video by the experimental noise punk trio Black Dice from New York, that is just as insane as the band’s previous video […]
Manfred Rainer, Pawel Szostak & Hannah Rosa Öllinger – Protest ohne Ästhetik und Form (Austria 2011, 14:40 mins.)
The short film “Protest ohne Ästhetik und Form” tells the story of the fictitious protest movement in Warsaw in the late 90s. The protagonist Pawel […]
The economic crisis and the collapsed banking system, but now for a change very clearly explained by a sceptical economist, in a bar. BIO: Oliver […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here 208 recognisable three letter words cascade across the screen. […]
In this short film Bakowski develops an architectural metaphor to literalize the way a film can construct emotional states by piecing together certain images and […]
Jara, a mathematician and artist, created a psychedelic animation in which odd characters and geometric patterns create a dark, out of control trip.
A curious figure derails daily routine. Psychological tension mounts and then explodes. BIO: Grace Nayoon Rhee is a young filmmaker, currently working towards her MFA […]
Let’s explain: a Bacon number indicates the amount of film roles that seperate an actor from Kevin Bacon. Science has the very similar Erdős number: […]
The artificial relationships between cinema, theatre and the media are examined from a distance by artists and rearranged into a new configuration.
A young soldier returns from a tour of Afghanistan. Omar Fast’s much lauded film tells the story of a family trying to reconstruct the homecoming […]
On 22 January 1987, Pennsylvania’s state treasurer Budd Dwyer, who was convicted of taking bribes, handed out copies of his farewell speech to the press. […]
Student tickets sold out as well.
Investigation of the future of digital identity after death. Collaboration between Emily West and S†ëfan Schäfer (NL).
Artistic director, cultural producer, artist and media researcher (SE).
American archivist, historian of technology, and filmmaker (US).
An odd event in an olive grove: one of the trees starts a revolt. As the spontaneous protest spreads, a police squad rallies through the […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see an excerpt here. A Youtube collage about snake owners and the online reports […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see an excerpt here. How do you manage to survice the merciless climate in […]
Silvia Martes – She That Comes From the Green Forest, On a Tuesday (The Netherlands 2013, 7:07 mins.)
The atmosphere of this personal collage reflects the literal translation of Silvia Martes’ name in the title. Memories, rituals and objects effortlessly merge and are […]
A nesting box builder in a small town in the Midwest is thriving thanks to the fact that some 1 million Americans now want to […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Surreal events shot using Polaroids and Super-8 film. A doctor (Udo Kier) recieves Heather in […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see a trailer here: A conceptual detective film against the backdrop of […]
Collaboration between Emily West and S†ëfan Schäfer confirmed for this year’s festival.
7 October 2015. 20:00.
An evening with artist and filmmaker Douwe Dijkstra.
See the HOAX festival artwork in motion.
Cécile B. Evans, Kristoffer Gansing, Tobias Revell and Jason Scott added to the program.
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Conspiracy theories about the government suppressing scientific information leads an amateur to conduct old-fashioned, empirical […]
Locations: a family-oriented parade in Chicago; Facebook; an ambulance and a car wash. An absurdist collage of bizarre interventions against the much loved, determintav structures […]
Even when removed from civilisation, man cannot escape capitalism’s structures. A portrait of a difficult position outside society. BIO: Kelman Duran was born in the […]
The Korean film Joint Security Area (2000) was shot in deserted village of Panmunjeom in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea. In this […]
Survivors of the massive gas attack in Northern Iraq in 1988 say deadly chemicals smelled of apple. During the Arab uprising, also taking place in […]
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see a trailer here. Sixteen years after the war, a few thousand […]
Starting in March 2012, and running until January 2013, Erica Scourti kept a daily diary in the form of Gmail emails that she sent to […]
Future Gestalt is part sci-fi film, part participatory performance, and part experiential essay on the history of psychotherapeutic group encounters. Set in a now antiquated […]
A surreal non-narrative short that juxtaposes a series of vignettes that explore the transformation of our body image through ergonomic interfaces, technical intermediaries, and virtual […]
This program offers a revision of the visual vocabulary for what effective computing might look like on the screen. We imagine that Artificial Intelligence involves […]
Net.art pioneer, Theorist, Animated GIF Model (RU).
Pioneer Internet artist and writer joins the line-up.
Writer, Internet skeptic (BY).
Visionary artist, designer and inventor (NL).
‘A Piece of Truth’ screened at the Open Air Cinema on 6 September.
Adam Curtis – Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace (Episode 1: Love and Power) (United Kingdom 2011, 59:32 mins.)
The first episode in a three-part series produced by the BBC explores the proliferation of Ayn Ryand’s pseudo-philosophy of “objectivism” within the techno-idealist culture of […]
Daan Roosegaarde and Evgeny Morozov to give keynote speeches.
Impakt Festival 2015:
28 October – 1 November
“There are two movies I saw on TV about boys who were taken from their families and then returned to them years later. One boy […]
In Chillida (Forms and Feelings) the artist reacts to a series of sculptures by Eduardo Chillida taken by David Finn. The ostensible subject matter is […]
This work portrays the struggles of the people of Jakarta through the wanderings of one parachutist who leaps from the top of the national monument […]
The following selection celebrates the highlights of Impakt Festival 2001. The 12th festival saw Impakt enter into a collaboration with Centraal Museum, Utrecht, affording us the fortuity to […]
A short news clip on computer controlled high-frequency trading focuses on the aesthetic changes to the stock-trading “floor” now that it is controlled by totally […]
Since at least Stanley Kubrick’s HAL (2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968) cinematic imagination has reveled in the techno-disaster narrative of the benevolent A.I. turned psychotic […]
Found footage has popped up many times in the Impakt Festival’s repertoire throughout the 25 years of its existence. Most prominently, the Found Footage Festival […]
Patrick Ward re-configures official archives, oral histories, and amateur footage-focusing on the interstitial points between successive media-technologies-to formulate questions of memory, obsolescence and subjectivity. As […]
Tscherkassky’s is a different approach to remixing footage. His is reworking his material in a way that it aids his storytelling and gives a different […]
Five days of screenings, lectures and exhibitions.
On Tuesday 14 July Thiago Hersan concludes his residency at Impakt with an event revolving around two central threads in his work: communications and communities.
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Via Sao Paolo, San Francisco and Liverpool, Thiago Hersan has landed in Utrecht.
An event showcasing his work will take place 14 July, save the date.
As part of the section ‘Festivals of the World’, Impakt compiled a screening program featuring some highlights of the Impakt Festival 2014 program.
Tuesday 26 May – 20:00h
Impakt Headquarters: Lauwerecht 10 Utrecht