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Impakt Festival 2017: Anab Jain

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Impakt Festival 2017: Angela Washko

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Impakt Festival 2017: Liam Young

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Impakt Festival 2017: Warren Ellis

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Impakt Festival 2017: The Technological Body

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Impakt Festival 2017: Exorcising The Database

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Impakt Festival 2017: Alchemic Materials

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Impakt Festival 2017: Smart Objects

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Impakt Festival 2017: Post-Truth & Soft Power

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Impakt Festival 2017: Speculative Realities

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Impakt Festival 2017 in 8 minutes

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Impakt Festival 2017: Saturday Journal

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Impakt Festival 2017: Friday Evening Journal

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Impakt Festival 2017: Friday Afternoon Journal

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Impakt Festival 2017: Thurday Evening Journal

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Impakt Festival 2017: Thurday Afternoon Journal

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Impakt Festival 2017: Wednesday Journal

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Impakt Festival 2017: Exhibition Opening Journal

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Impakt at DigiFest Durban, South-Africa

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 […]

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Open Call EMARE Residency

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. […]

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Impakt Festival 2017 Reviews

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 […]

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Waiting list for Adam Curtis – for pass holders only

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 […]

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Wesley Goatley: Data Sonification and Network Politics

Tue 24 October | 20:00 hours | Lange Nieuwstraat 4 (voormalige locatie BAK) Utrecht | free Lecture Wesley Goatley – Data Sonification and Network Politics […]

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Tobias Revell at Robot Love Embassy during Dutch Design Week

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 […]

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Angela Washko

Saturday 28 October 16:30-17:30

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Superflux

Design studio (GB/IN)

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Marlene Maier

Artist, filmmaker (AT)

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Nadav Assor

Artist (IL/US)

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Complete programme online – Plan your visit now!

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 […]

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John Butler – The Ethical Governor (United Kingdom 2010, 8:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Richard Fenwick – Artificial Worlds V.3.0 (United Kingdom 2006, 03:40 mins)

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: […]

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Alessandro Ludovico and Paolo Cirio – Face to Facebook (Italy 2011, 01:20 mins)

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. […]

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Gordan Savicic – Web 2.0 Suicide Machine (The Netherlands 2009, 03:34 mins)

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 […]

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Monsters

“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 […]

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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 […]

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Resident Artist: Wesley Goatley

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 […]

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Louis Henderson

Filmmaker (GBR)

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Curators’ Talk (10:00-10:30)

Friday 27 October 10:00-10:30

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Edward Akintola Hubbard (Moderator)

Writer, teacher (GUY/JAM)

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Fotodok/Casco Tour

Sunday 29 October 13:30-14:30

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Adam Curtis

Filmmaker (GBR)

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Museum Speelklok Tour

Thursday 26 October 16:15-16:45 & Sunday 29 October 15:00-15:30

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Recording Ghosts & Weaving Data (10:00 – 18:00)

26-29 October 10:00-18:00

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Phobiarama

25-29 October 15:00-22:00

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Suite from the Rhythm of Life (Ongoing) (9:30 – 23:00)

26-29 October 9:30-23:00

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Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems Exhibition (12:00 – 17:00)

1-12 November 12:00-17:00

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Opening Recording Ghosts & Weaving Data

Wednesday 25 October 18:00-19:00

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Sunday Reflections

Sunday 29 October 11:30-13:00

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Anab Jain

Saturday 28 October 21:30-23:00

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Adam Curtis: Strange Times

Saturday 28 October 19:30 – 21:00

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Voodoo & Alchemy

Saturday 28 October 15:00-16:00

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Simone Niquille

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 […]

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Natalie Kane (Moderator)

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, […]

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The Technological Body

Saturday 28 October 13:30-15:00

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Exorcising the Database

Saturday 28 October 11:00-12:30

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Magic

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 […]

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Impakt Event: KUSO by Flying Lotus

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 […]

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PechaKucha Night #28 with Wander Eikelboom

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 […]

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Diederik Peeters: How To Invoke Apparitions

Friday 27 October 21:30-22:30

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Liam Young

Architect, writer (AU)

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Added Values

Friday 27 October 20:00-21:30

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Liam Young

Friday 27 October 17:30-18:30

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Dreams Rewired

Friday 27 October 15:30-17:00

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Alchemic Materials

Friday 27 October 13:30-15:00

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Leiden University: Impakt Channel

Friday 27 October 12:30-13:30

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Smart Objects

Friday 27 October 11:00-12:30

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ArtForEating: The Banquet

Thursday 26 October 20:00-23:00

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Mythscapes

Thursday 26 October 19:00-20:00

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Royce Ng: Kishi the Vampire

Thursday 26 October 17:30-18:30

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Report Impakt Event: Uitfeest 2017

A report of the Impakt Event: Uitfeest 2017 with video

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Impakt Event: Betweter Festival

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 […]

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Impakt Event: NFF Storyspace

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 […]

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The Future of the Past

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 […]

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Jenna Sutela

Artist (FIN)

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Charlotte Jarvis

Artist, filmmaker (GBR)

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Gabriela Golder

Artist, curator, teacher (ARG)

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Lawrence Lek

Artist (DEU)

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Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson

Artist/filmmaker, writer and composer (CAN)

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Seances by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson

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 […]

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Recording Ghosts & Weaving Data

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 […]

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François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain – LOGORAMA (France 2009, 16:04 Mins)

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 […]

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Sharing a Beautiful Sunset – Jasper Elings (The Netherlands 2009, 01:11 Mins)

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

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Zemira Alajbegovic & Neven Korda – Avtobus (Slovenia 1993, 11:07 Mins)

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 […]

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Donna Verheijden – All the World’s a Stage: Ways of Seeing (The Netherlands 2013, 18:25 mins)

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, […]

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Myth

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 […]

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Voices From the Dark

Thursday 26 October 15:30-17:00

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Post-Truth & Soft Power

Thursday 26 October 13:30-15:00

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Speculative Realities

Thursday 26 October 11:00-12:30

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Warren Ellis: Myth & The River of Time

Wednesday 25 October 21:00-22:30

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Opening: Simone Niquille & Jenna Sutela

Wednesday 25 October 19:30-20:30

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Opening Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems Exhibition

Wednesday 25 October 17:00-18:30

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Impakt to be part of biggest international residency platform for emerging media artists

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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Matthew C. Wilson

Artist, researcher (USA)

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Tasman Richardson

Artist, composer, graphic designer (CAN)

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Melvin Moti

Artist (NLD)

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Ben Vickers (Moderator)

Curator, writer (GBR)

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Daniela van Geenen

Teacher, researcher (NLD)

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Maranke Wieringa

Researcher (NLD)

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Simone Niquille

Graphic designer, researcher (CHE)

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Karen Verschooren (Moderator)

Curator, researcher (BEL)

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Natalie Kane

Curator, writer, researcher (GBR)

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Tobias Revell (Moderator)

Curator, designer, artist (GBR)

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Diederik Peeters

Artist, performer (BEL)

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Warren Ellis

Writer (GBR)

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Anab Jain

Designer, filmmaker, writer (GBR)

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Simone Rebaudengo

Artist, designer (ITA)

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Pinar Yoldas

Artist, designer, researcher (TUR)

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Erik Bünger

Artist, composer, writer (SWE)

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Dries Verhoeven

Artist, theater maker (NLD)

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Mimi Onuoha

Artist, researcher (USA)

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Morehshin Allahyari

Artist, curator (IRN)

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Keiichi Matsuda

Artist, designer (GBR)

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Alan Warburton

Artist (GBR)

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Angela Washko

Artist, writer (USA)

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Royce Ng

Artist (AUS/HKG)

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Addie Wagenknecht

Artist (USA)

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Ingrid Burrington

Writer, artist (USA)

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Monira Al Qadiri

Artist (SEN)

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Sophia Al-Maria

Artist, writer, filmmaker (QAT, USA)

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Zach Blas

Artist, writer, teacher (GBR)

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Tabita Rezaire

Artist (FRA, DEN, ZAF)

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Joël Vacheron

Journalist, sociologist (GBR)

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Georgina Voss

Anthropologist, artist, writer (GBR)

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Nicholas Nova

Researcher, teacher (CHE)

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Sarah Kember

Teacher, writer (GBR)

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Navine G. Khan-Dossos

Artist (GBR/GRC)

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Scott Smith

Researcher, designer (NLD)

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Wesley Goatley

Artist, researcher (GBR)

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Julian Oliver

Artist, engineer (NZL)

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Auger-Loizeau

Designers, researchers (GBR)

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Lydia Nicholas

Anthropologist, researcher (GBR)

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Betti Marenko (Moderator)

Researcher, teacher (GBR)

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Pieter van Boheemen

Artist, researcher, teacher (BEL)

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Füsun Türetken

Architect, artist (TUR)

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Michelle Kasprzak

Curator, writer, scholar (CAN)

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Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart & Thomas Tode

Artists, Filmmakers, Curators (GER/AUT)

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Till Nowak

Artist, designer, filmmaker (GER)

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Crystal Bennes

Artist, writer, researcher (GBR, FIN)

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Luis Fernando Medina Cardona

Researcher, teacher (COL)

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Peter Moosgaard

Journalist, teacher (AUT)

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Thought Collider & Dave Young

Artists, researchers (GBR/NLD)

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Coralie Vogelaar

Artist (NLD)

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James Bridle

Artist, writer, journalist (GBR)

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Suzanne Treister

Artist (GBR)

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Dan Hassler-Forest (Moderator)

Writer, teacher, researcher (NLD, USA)

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Edwin Gardner

Writer, designer, researcher (NLD)

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Ursula Biemann & Mo Diener

Artists, writers (CHE)

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Liam Young

Architect, writer (AUS)

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Legacy Russell

Writer, artist (USA)

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Wanted: Festival Volunteers

Be a part of the Impakt Festival 2017, sign up!

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Impakt Event: Uitfeest 2017

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, […]

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Freefall Anthropology

From the words of the preachers in Hyde Park to the Purim celebrations in Tel Aviv — this program is all about videos problematising humans […]

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Pekka Sassi – The Suburb Within (Finland 2009, 11:30 MINS)

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: […]

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Yael Bartana – When Adar Enters (Israel 2003, 07:01 MINS)

‘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 […]

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Ben Judd – The Truth Will Set You Free (UK 2005, 11:08 Mins)

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 […]

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Persijn Broersen & Raymond Taudin Chabot – Danse Macabre (Netherlands, 2002, 02:26 MINS)

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: […]

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Köken Ergun – The Flag (Turkey 2006, 09:00 mins)

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 […]

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Internships

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 […]

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Phobiarama by Dries Verhoeven

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 […]

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Impakt presentations at ISEA2017 in Manizales, Colombia

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 […]

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New publication: Authenticity?

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 […]

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Jan van Nuenen – Seeing Bush Through Trees (The Netherlands 2002, 02:01 Mins)

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 […]

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STEFANOS TSIVOPOULOS – UNTITLED (THE REMAKE) (GREECE, 2007, 14:08 MINS)

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 […]

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Archeology of the Present

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 […]

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Call for Curatorial Proposals: the Impakt Festival 2018-2019

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 […]

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Overview of Impakt Festivals 2009-2017

Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems The programme of this edition of Impakt Festival seeks to address the relationship between technology, religion, magic […]

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Impakt Newsletter: Festival 2017 Announcement

Impakt Festival 2017 Announcement Join us this year for Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems, curated by Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell From 25 until […]

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Not an Alternative – Picture the Homeless Tent City (US, 2009, 15:54 mins.)

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 […]

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Carsten Nicolai – Future Past Perfect (Germany 2009, 3:43 mins.)

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 […]

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D-Fuse – Brilliant City (UK, 2008, 14:16 mins)

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 […]

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Beyond Architecture

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 […]

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Justin Bennett – City of Progress ( Netherlands 2009, 11:00 mins)

“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 […]

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Louidgi Beltrame – Gunkanjima ( Japan 2010, 33:00 mins)

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 […]

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Melina Gierke – Muralla Roja (Germany 2008, 9:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Paulien Oltheten – 11 Fragments of Japan (Japan 2009, 20:28 mins)

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 […]

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D-Fuse – Endless Cities_Redux (UK, 2009, 4:36 mins)

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. […]

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Report Impakt Event 2017: Accursed Creator

A report of the Impakt & FOTODOK Event: Accursed Creator with video

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Supplementary images

2.7 Aanvullend Beeldmateriaal

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Curated video art on the Impakt Channel

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 […]

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IMPAKT FESTIVAL 2017: HAUNTED MACHINES & WICKED PROBLEMS

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 […]

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Jack Feldstein – The Fantastical World of Scriptwriting (Australia, 2007, 32:00 min)

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 […]

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Beatrice Gibson – A Necessary Music (USA , 2008, 20:00 min)

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, […]

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Oliver Husain – Mount Shasta (Canada, 2008, 08:05 min)

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 […]

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Dissecting Mimesis

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 […]

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Paolo Gregori – JLG /PG (Croatia/Brazil, 2008, 08:06 min)

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, […]

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Impakt Event: Accursed Creator

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 […]

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Report Impakt Event 2017: Filter Bubbles and Fake News

A report of the Impakt Event: Filter Bubbles and Fake News with photos and video

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Impakt Newsletter: Filter Bubbles and Fake News

New Impakt Event on 12 March: Filter Bubbles and Fake News The internet, social media and new communications platforms were going to bring us closer […]

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Resident Curators: Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell

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 […]

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Yuri A – “S” (Switzerland, 2008, 12:20 min)

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 […]

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Steve Reinke & Jessie Mott – Everybody (USA , 2009, 04:00 min)

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 […]

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Clorinde Durand – Naufrage (France, 2008, 07:00 min)

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, […]

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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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Yves-Marie Mahé – Plus Travailler (France, 2008, 01:45 min)

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 […]

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John Goras – Chirpy Returns (USA , 2007, 08:00 min)

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 […]

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CAMILLE VERBUNT – Beautiful (THE NETHERLANDS 2008, 04:32 MINS)

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 […]

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Johanna Reich – Kassandra (GERMANY 2008, 4:00 MINS.)

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. […]

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Yves Netzhammer – Adressen unmöglicher Orte (Switzerland, 2009, 22:00 min)

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 […]

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My Body, A Maze

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 […]

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Report Impakt Event 2017: On the Origin of Androids

A report of the Impakt Event: On the Origin of Androids with photos and video

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Impakt Event: Filter Bubbles and Fake News

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 […]

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Authenticity Revisited

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 […]

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Beny Wagner – We’re All Here (United States/The Netherlands 2016, 12:02 mins)

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. […]

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Dan Rees – Stimulate Surprise (United Kingdom 2015, 7:04 mins)

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), […]

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Amalia Ulman – The Annals of Private History (United Kingdom 2015, 14:07 mins)

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 […]

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Tobias Kaspar – Back Row (Germany 2016, 21:01 mins)

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 […]

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Sam Smith & Soda_Jerk – The Was (United States/Australia 2016, 13:41 mins)

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 […]

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João Enxuto & Erica Love – Institute for Southern Contemporary Art (United States 2016, 16:20 mins)

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 […]

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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 […]

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General Idea – Pilot (Canada 1977, 18:56 mins)

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 […]

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Report Impakt Event 2017: E-Cultuur Utrecht New Years Drinks

A report of the Impakt Event: E-Cultuur Utrecht New Years Drinks with photos

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Impakt Newsletter: E-Cultuur Drinks and Transmediale

E-Cultuur Utrecht New Years Drinks Wednesday 18 January, 17:00 Impakt HQ, Lauwerecht 10, Utrecht Raise your glass to the fusion of technology, art and culture! […]

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Jennet Thomas – Return of the Black Tower (United Kingdom 2007, 15:50 mins)

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, […]

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Mike Kiburz – Cleopatra’s Teeth (United States 2008, 17:00 mins)

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 […]

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Ursula Mayer – Crystal Gaze (United Kingdom 2007, 08:00 mins)

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 […]

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Cecilia Lundqvist – Area of Use (Sweden 2009, 05:12 mins)

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 […]

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Cecilia Lundqvist – Oh, I’m So Happy (Sweden 2008, 03:07 mins)

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 […]

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Domestic Heights

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 […]

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Seth Scriver – The Hose Heads Get Unhosed (Gray Poodle) (Canada 2008, 02:00 mins)

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 […]

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Camille Verbunt – Hotshot (The Netherlands 2008, 03:52 mins)

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 […]

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Paul Wong – A Perfect Day (Canada 2007, 07:30 mins)

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 […]

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Zak Tatham – Close Encounter (Canada 2008, 06:36 mins)

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 […]

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Penny Lane – Men Seeking Women (United States 2007, 04:30 mins)

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 […]

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SETH SCRIVER – THE HOSE HEADS GET UNHOSED (Shit Heads Getting Shit Faced) (CANADA 2008, 02:00 MINS)

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 […]

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Impakt Event: On the Origin of Androids

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 […]

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Impakt Event: E-cultuur Utrecht New Years Drinks

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 […]

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Impakt Festival 2016: Secret Brunch

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Impakt Festival 2016: David Joselit

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Impakt Festival 2016: Opening Festival and Beny Wagner

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Impakt Festival 2016: From the Self to the Selfie

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Impakt Festival 2016: Alexy Karenowska

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Impakt Festival 2016: Anti-Authenticity

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Impakt Festival 2016: Franco “Bifo” Berardi

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Impakt Festival 2016: Rob Horning

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Impakt Festival 2016: Filter Bubble/Echo Chamber

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Impakt Festival 2016: Chus Martínez

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Impakt Festival 2016 Successfully Completed!

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 […]

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IMPAKT FESTIVAL 2016, 5 days in 7 Min

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Impakt festival 2016: sunday pictures

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Impakt festival 2016: Saturday pictures

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Impakt festival 2016: saturday journal

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Impakt festival 2016: Friday pictures

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Impakt festival 2016: Friday Journal

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Impakt festival 2016: Thursday Journal

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Impakt festival 2016: Thursday pictures

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IMPAKT FESTIVAL 2016: Opening Exhibition Pictures

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Impakt Festival 2016: Opening Exhibition Journal

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Nearly Time for Impakt Festival 2016!

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 […]

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MAPPY: Stories in cartographic archives

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 […]

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Programme Booklet Impakt Festival 2016

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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Report IMPAKT EVENT 2016: LIVING LIKE A LOCAL: PICTURES

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Report IMPAKT EVENT 2016: LIVING LIKE A LOCAL

23 OCTOBER 2016

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Report IMPAKT EVENT 2016: HACKING HOMELAND: Pictures

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Report IMPAKT EVENT 2016: HACKING HOMELAND

19 OCTOBER 2016

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Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay – Audition Tape (Canada 2003, 8 mins.)

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 […]

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Niels van Doorn

Researcher, writer (NL)

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Peter Kovacik – Druhy Zivot (Slovenia 2010, 18:45 mins)

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 […]

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Pilvi Takala – Real Snow White (France 2009, 9:15 mins)

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 […]

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Emile Zile – Larry Emdur’s Suit (Australia 2002, 9:15 mins)

‘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 […]

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Desperate for Something Real

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 […]

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Impakt Newsletter: Festival in Sight & Timetable Online

Impakt Event 19 October: Hacking Homeland The US television series Homeland has been immensely popular, but how is it shaping the way we think about the […]

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I Thought I Was Hallucinating

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 […]

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Camille Verbunt – Scary Maze (The Netherlands 2008, 02:30 mins)

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 […]

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Clare Langan – Metamorphosis (Ireland, 2007, 12:00 mins)

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 […]

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Bjørn Melhus – Murphy (Germany 2008, 03:01 mins)

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 […]

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Jeroen Kooijmans – On the lake (NL, 2008, 01:35 min)

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 […]

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Oliver Pietsch – The Shape of Things (Germany 2008, 17:30 mins)

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 […]

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Erik Bünger – A Lecture on Schizophonia (Germany 2009, 37:19 mins)

A project existing both as a lecture performance and as a video, exploring the phenomenon of schizophonia [= that which makes dogs bark at speakers, […]

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PETER SATTLER & KRISTINN GUÐMUNDSSON

Artist-duo (AT/IS)

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PERFORMANCE (A)ROMA))NCE – PETER SATTLER (AT) & KRISTINN GUÐMUNDSSON (IS)

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, […]

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EXHIBITION FOTODOK/CASCO: AUTHENTICITY IS DEAD, LONG LIVE AUTHENTICITY!

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 […]

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EXHIBITION RIETVELD MODELHUIS: AUTHENTICITY IS DEAD, LONG LIVE AUTHENTICITY!

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 […]

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Timetable for Impakt Festival 2016 online!

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 […]

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MARIA HLAVAJOVA

Curator (SK)

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Friso Wiersum

Journalist, activist (NL)

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Natalie Dixon

Researcher, publisher (ZA)

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OPENING EXHIBITION: AUTHENTICITY IS DEAD, LONG LIVE AUTHENTICITY & PERFORMANCE

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 […]

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SCREENING BEN RIVERS – THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS

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 […]

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SCREENING: BEN RIVERS – I KNOW WHERE I I’M GOING & SLOW ACTION

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 […]

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SCREENING: PEDRO COSTA – WHERE DOES YOUR HIDDEN SMILE LIE?

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 […]

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SCREENING: BEN RIVERS – TWO YEARS AT SEA. FOLLOWED BY Q&A

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, […]

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SCREENING: PEDRO COSTA – COLOSSAL YOUTH

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 […]

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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 […]

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SCREENING: PEDRO COSTA – IN VANDA’S ROOM

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 […]

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KEYNOTE FRANCO “BIFO” BERARDI (IT) MODERATOR FRISO WIERSUM (NL)

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 […]

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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 […]

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CONVERSATION FIREFLIES: PORTRAITS BEN RIVERS (GB)

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. […]

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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 […]

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SECRET BRUNCH ELISE VAN MOURIK (CH)

Artist talk and brunch with artists Elise van Mourik in a secret AirBnB location. Gather in the foyer of Theater Kikker at 11:15.

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LECTURE DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGY – ALEXY KARENOWSKA (GB) MODERATOR NIELS VAN DOORN (NL)

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 […]

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ROUND TABLE BRUNCH AUTHENTICITY: IN PRACTICE

Curator’s talk with Barbara Cueto & Bas Hendrikx.

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KEYNOTE DAVID JOSELIT (US) MODERATOR NATALIE DIXON (NL)

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 […]

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MAGAZINE LAUNCH: FIREFLIES (AU/IT)

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 […]

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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 […]

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KEYNOTE CHUS MARTÍNEZ (ES) MODERATOR BARBARA CUETO (ES)

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 […]

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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 […]

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LECTURE ROB HORNING (US) MODERATOR NATALIE DIXON (NL)

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, […]

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OPENING FESTIVAL

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 […]

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SECRET BRUNCH HARM VAN DEN DORPEL (NL) & JAZMINA FIGUEROA (US)

Artist talk and brunch with Harm van den Dorpel and Jazmina Figueroa. Gather in the foyer of Theater Kikker at 11:15.

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Report Impakt Event 2016: Koert van Mensvoort, Peter-Paul Verbeek en Floris Kaayk

7 OCT 2016

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Report Impakt Event 2016: Koert van Mensvoort, Floris Kaayk and Peter-Paul Verbeek: Pictures

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Impakt Event: Living Like a Local @ Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

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, […]

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Bojan Fajfric – Theta Rhythm (The Netherlands 2010, 17:00 mins)

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 […]

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Revisiting the Past

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, […]

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Penny Lane – The Voyagers (USA 2010, 16:30 mins.)

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 […]

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Anna Baumgart – Swieze Wisnie (Fresh Cherries) (Poland/Norway 2010, 18:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Palesa Shongwe – Atropy (South Africa 2010, 7:45 mins)

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 […]

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Bjørn Melhus – I am not the Enemy (Germany 2010, 12:50 mins.)

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 […]

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Impakt Event: Hacking Homeland @ ‘t Hoogt

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 […]

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Meiro Koizumi – My Voice Will Reach You (Japan 2009, 11:26 mins.)

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 […]

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Petr Hatle – Advent (Czech Republic 2010, 18:00 mins.)

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 […]

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The Glamour of Everyday Life

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 […]

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Yuri A, R Mond – Family (Switzerland 2011, 4:02 mins.)

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 […]

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Daniel Chester – Mad Dogs and English Men (United Kingdom 2010, 4:42 mins.)

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 […]

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Elisabeth Smolarz – S.T.T.L (USA, 2011, 4:20 mins.)

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 […]

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Jonathan Caouette – All Flower in Time ( USA 2010, 13:00 mins.)

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. […]

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Sarah Bijlsma – Mandarijn (The Netherlands 2010, 16:19 mins)

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, […]

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Impakt Newsletter: Tickets & Residencies

Newsletter 25 October 2016 Impakt Festival starting tomorrow! Tomorrow, the Impakt Festival 2016 will kickoff at Fotodok/Casco at 17:00! From this day on, you will […]

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Impakt Event: Koert van Mensvoort, Floris Kaayk and Peter-Paul Verbeek @ TivoliVredenburg

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 […]

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Ilga Minjon

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 […]

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Neïl Beloufa – Untitled (France, 2010, 14:57 min)

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’. […]

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Hendrick Dusollier- Babel (France, 2010, 15:00 min)

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 […]

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Klára Tasovská – Pulnoc (Midnight) (Czech Republic, 2010, 40:00 min)

“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 […]

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Richard Wilhelmer – Strange Love (Austria/USA, 2010, 5:00 min)

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 […]

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Xiaohu Zhou – Forgotten Column (China, 2010, 6:20 min)

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 […]

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Cooking up The Big Bang

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 […]

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Minja Gu

Artist (KR)

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Impakt Event 2016: Pre-Festival Event

15 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Ismene Wyss

Writer, researcher (CH)

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PAOLO BONFIGLIO – MORTALE (ITALY 2009, 06:48 MIN.)

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, […]

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Ken Jacobs – Jonas Mekas in Kodachrome Days (United States 2009, 3:22 mins.)

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 […]

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IT COMES WITH HORROR, ROMANCE AND NOSTALGIA

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 […]

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KEREN CYTTER – FOUR SEASONS (DENMARK 2009, 12:15 MIN.)

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 […]

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FLORIAN KRAUTKRÄMER – BEINE BRECHEN (GERMANY 2010, 14:41 MIN.)

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 […]

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ATSUSHI WADA – IN A PIG’S EYE (JAPAN 2010, 10:10 MIN.)

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. […]

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Alvise Renzini – Ci Soni Gli Spiriti (Italy 2009, 6:20 mins.)

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 […]

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JOSEPHINE HALBERT – TIME TRAVEL BOYFRIENDS (UK 2009, 09:58 MIN.)

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 […]

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Maki Satake – Kurashi Ato (Japan 2009, 11:40 mins.)

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 […]

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Tobias Kaspar

Artist (DE)

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Signatures by Benjamin Forster

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, […]

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(UN)BODILY BEHAVIOUR

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 […]

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Andrew Norman Wilson – Uncertain Seminars (United States 2013, 11:15 mins.)

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 […]

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Shana Moulton – Restless Leg Saga (United States 2012, 7:41 mins.)

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 […]

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Willy Hans – Der Fremde Fotograf und die Einsamkeit (Germany 2012, 5:21 mins.)

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 […]

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Butler Brothers, John Butler – Refusnik (United Kingdom 2013, 8:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Jesse McLean – The Invisible World (United States 2012, 20:15 mins.)

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 […]

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Martin Skauen – Mother (Germany 2012, 3:00 mins.)

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, […]

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Dan Boord – Return to the World of Dance (United States 2011, 7:00 mins.)

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. […]

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Kristin Reeves – The White Coat Phenomenon (United States 2012, 20:15 mins.)

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 […]

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Hard-core

Artist Collective (NL)

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Erica Scourti

Artist (GB)

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Steve Reinke – Beaver Skull Magick (The Netherlands 2010, 5:54 mins.)

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 […]

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Jim Finn – Great Man and Cinema (United States 2009, 3:55 mins.)

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 […]

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Sarah Wood – For Cultural Purposes Only (United Kingdom 2009, 8:25 mins.)

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 […]

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Gernot Wieland – Portrait of Karl Marx as a Young God (Germany 2009, 0:59 mins.)

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 […]

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A FEW NOTES ON LIFE

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 […]

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Democracia – Ne Vous Laissez Pas Consoler (Spain 2009, 17:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Hans op de Beeck – Extensions (Belgium 2009, 10:58 mins.)

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 […]

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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 […]

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Marie-Catherine Theiler & Jan Peters – Time’s Up (Germany 2009, 15:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby – Beauty Plus Pity (Canada 2009, 14:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Impakt Newsletter: Preview Event & New Names

Have an ice-cream with Impakt at Het Uitfeest on September 4th! During the Uitfeest on the 4th of September Impakt will present a preview of the Impakt Festival 2016: Authenticity? and the […]

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EROTIC FRICTION

For some a natural development, for others a source of personal traumas. This program deals with the complex inner development of sexuality.

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Joseph Krommendijk – Yvan (Belgium 2012, 8:53 mins.)

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.

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Omer Fast – Everything That Rises Must Converge (Germany/United States 2013, 56:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Adrian Mazzarolo – Did You Like Cutting Chicken With Scissors? (The Netherlands 2014, 14:34 mins.)

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 […]

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Jacob Kok

Designer, filmmaker (NL)

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Masha McConaghy

Curator, researcher (DE)

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Alexy Karenowska

Theorist, writer, physicist (GB)

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STUDIO ŽIŽIĆ / KOŽUL

Artists, designers (HR)

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Jonas Lund & Sebastian Schmieg

Artists (SE/DE)

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Resident Artist: Tabita Rezaire

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 […]

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EMARE 2016 selection of artist residents

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 […]

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Emilia Ukkonen – Self Portrait (Finland, 2007, 06:15 min)

“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, […]

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ORDER AT THE BORDER

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 […]

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Impakt Newsletter: Impakt Channel Launch & News about Impakt Festival 2016

New Impakt Channel Launches With Impakt Channel, Impakt is trying to create an alternative for traditional media sharing websites, like Vimeo and YouTube. It tries […]

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OVERPOWERED

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 […]

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SWEET HOME BARBARISM

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 […]

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TO BEAT OR JOIN THE SYSTEM

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 […]

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Florian Groß

Writer, theorist (DE)

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Geert Lovink

Theorist, writer, activist (NL)

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Ana Teixeira Pinto

Writer (PT)

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Luke Dormehl

Journalist, writer (GB)

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Resident Curator: Fireflies

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 […]

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Resident Artist: Beny Wagner

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 […]

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General Idea

Artist collective (US)

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Korakrit Arunanondchai

Artist (TH)

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DIS

Magazine, Image archive (US)

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Fireflies

Film magazine (IT, AU)

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Ruben Jacobs

Writer, sociologist, journalist (NL)

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PWR

Design studio (DE/NL)

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Jazmina Figueroa

Artist (US)

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Pedro Costa

Filmmaker (PT)

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Sam Smith & Soda_Jerk

Artists (AU)

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Dan Rees

Artist (GB)

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João Enxuto and Erica Love

Artists, writers (US)

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David Joselit

Historican, Theorist, Writer (US)

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Chus Martínez

Curator, writer (ES)

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Franco “Bifo” Berardi

Theorist, writer, activist (IT)

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Rob Horning

Writer, journalist, editor (US)

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Benjamin Forster

Artist (AU)

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Elise van Mourik

Artist (CH/NL)

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Oliver Laric

Artist (AT)

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Harm van den Dorpel

Artist (NL)

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Amalia Ulman

Artist (ES/AR)

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Ben Rivers

Artist, Filmmaker (GB)

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Beny Wagner

Artist, writer (DE/US/IL)

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Impakt pre-festival Event: Authenticity? @ Het Huis

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 […]

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Impakt Newsletter: Theme announcement Impakt Festival 2016 & Impakt Events

We have started the campaign for Impakt Festival 2016! Starting today, you will receive a newsletter (nearly) every week with the latest news about the […]

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Preview Impakt Festival 2016 @ Uitfeest

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 […]

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Internships questionnaire

Questionnaire-Internships

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Impakt @ Cairotronica

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 […]

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Into The Surface

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 […]

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Arya Sukapura Putra – E-ruqyah (Indonesia 2013, 2:08 mins.)

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 […]

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David Ferrando Giraut – Catoptrophilia (Estonia/United Kingdom 2013, 12:19 mins.)

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: […]

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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 […]

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Leni Huyghe – DYKWLI (Do You Know What Love Is) (Belgium 2012, 18:20 mins.)

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. […]

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Nadav Assor – Feelers (Esotropia II) (United States 2012, 15:36 mins.)

Two Actors are themselves: a healer and a security officer, who swap roles. They investigate each other with the aid – or the intervention – […]

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Borja Rodriguez Alonso – Why (Spain 2013, 04:53 mins.)

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. […]

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Ann Hirsch – I, Decay Part II: Touch me Again (United States 2013, 11:23 mins.)

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 […]

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ThePeacefulWhisper – Role Play #3: Massage Therapist (ASMR) (United States 2013, 10:29 mins.)

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 […]

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Ann Hirsch – I, Decay Part III: Body Conscious (United States 2013, 10:37mins.)

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 […]

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Omer Fast – 5,000 Feet is the Best (Germany/United States 2011, 9:51 mins.)

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 […]

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Program highlights Feeling from Afar

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 […]

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Jon Rafman – Betamale (United States 2013, 4:54 mins.)

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 […]

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Urgent Letter: Culture lopsided growth

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 […]

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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. […]

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Nathaniel Mellors – The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview (United States 2014, 23:20 mins.)

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 […]

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CIVILIZED SPACE

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 […]

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Kent Lambert – Reckoning 3 (United States 2014, 11:14 mins.)

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. […]

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Orizon Astonia – Pingitan (Indonesia 2013, 13:54 mins.)

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 […]

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Anouk De Clercq – Thing (The Netherlands 2013, 18:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Daan Roosegaarde Keynote Speech

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Cecile B. Evans Keynote Speech

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Cloudy Forecasts

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The secret life of Technology

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Sculpturing Ourselves

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Your Heart Stops Beating, U keep on Tweeting

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Evgeny Morozov Keynote Speech

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Evan Roth Keynote Speech

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Digital Folklore with Olia Lialina

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Dealing with data

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Evgeny Morozov Keynote Speech 10 minute version

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Evgeny Morozov College Tour

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Jason Scott Keynote Speech

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Impakt Festival 2015 in 6 minutes

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Impakt Event 2015: Douwe Dijkstra

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Kristin Lucas – Host (United States 1997, 7:41 mins.)

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 […]

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Txuspo Poyo – Happy Birthday in Lucy 1995

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 […]

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Halflifers – Waystation 1996

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 […]

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Kristin Lucas – Cable Xcess (United States 1996, 4:35 mins.)

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 […]

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Manuals for the 21st Century (1998)

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, […]

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Kevin and Jennifer McCoy – Donor (United States 1995, 5:00 mins.)

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, […]

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Jeanne C. Finley – Involuntary Conversion 1991

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 […]

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Photo and Video Reports

Relive the Future of the Past.

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THANK YOU!

We had a blast, huge thanks to all who made it happen with us.

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Live Stream

Experience the festival from home.

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And we’re off!

The Impakt Festival 2015 has begun.

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Program Booklet Online

Check out the festival program on ISSUU.

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Installation: Deleted City – Richard Vijgen

Deleted City – Richard Vijgen The Deleted City is a digital archaeology of the world wide web as it exploded into the 21st century. At […]

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Installation: Give Me Some Time! / This Page is no More… – Olia Lialina

Double slide projection inspired by the Geocities archive.

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Klaas Kuitenbrouwer

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 […]

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Frank Rieger

Digital security expert (DE).

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Charles van den Heuvel

Researcher (NL).

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Rutger Rienks

Head Business Intelligence, Dutch National Police (NL).

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Petra Heck

Curator (NL) & moderator of Evan Roth’s keynote speech

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Annie Berman

Director, Consultant (US).

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Imar de Vries

Researcher, Teacher (NL).

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Pim Verlaek

Curator, consultant, researcher (NL).

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Michelle Kasprzak

Lecturer, curator, artist (CA).

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Geert Lovink

Theorist, Critic and Lecturer (NL).

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Richard Vijgen

Designer, Teacher (NL).

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Friso Wiersum

Project manager, Conversation partner (NL).

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Jons Janssens

Entrepreneur (NL).

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Gail Priest

Artist (AU).

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Patty Jansen

Researcher (NL).

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Melanie Bühler

Curator, Founder of Lunch Bytes (CH).

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Fernando van der Vlist

Researcher, lecturer, information-designer (NL).

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All Tickets Available

Passe-partouts, Day Tickets and tickets to individual events.

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Program Complete!

Festival program complete, timetable online.

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Boris Meister

Designer, Curator (CH).

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Natalie Dixon

Mobile ethnographer, founder Affectlab (UK).

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Tobias Revell

Artist, designer and co-founder of Strange Telementry (UK).

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Stéphane Degoutin

Artist, writer, researcher (CA).

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Impakt Theme Announcement: Authenticity?

The Impakt Programme and Festival 2016 will revolve around the value of authenticity in the post-digital age

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Anne Helmond

Assistant professor at University of Amsterdam, writer (NL).

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Kristen Gwinn-Becker

Founder and CEO of HistoryIT (US).

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Jeremy Bailey

Famous New Media Artist (CA).

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Hackathon: The National Birthday Calendar (Setup)

Hackathon in collaboration with Setup.

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Screening: Inside the Dark Web

Inside the Dark Web – Mike Radford (UK 2014, 60 min.)

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Screening: World Brain

World Brain – Stéphane Degoutin & Gwenola Wagon (France 2015, 75 min.)

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Screening: Digital Amnesia

Digitaal Geheugenverlies – Bregtje van der Haak (Nederland 2014, 49 min.)

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Keynote: Jason Scott

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Keynote: Cécile B. Evans

ongoing, frequently updated performance lecture

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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. […]

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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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Round Table Brunch

Join in the discussion.

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Installations: Olia Lialina, Richard Vijgen, Gwenola Wagon and Stéphane Degoutin

Every day in Theater Kikker, free access.

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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

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Keynote: Evan Roth

Keynote Evan Roth

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The Memory of Technology x The Past: Digital Folklore with Olia Lialina and 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 […]

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Future Tense Coffee Bar

Pull up a chair, share your thoughts and fire away with your questions!

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College Tour: Evgeny Morozov

Morozov will take questions from the audience

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Screening: Google and The World Brain

A documentary on the most ambitious internet project ever

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Keynote: Evgeny Morozov

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 […]

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Keynote: Daan Roosegaarde

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 […]

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Bregtje van der Haak

Documentary filmmaker and journalist (NL).

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Egge van der Poel

Clinical data scientist (NL).

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Bjørn Melhus – Das Badezimmer (Germany 2011, 5:15 mins)

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 […]

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Once upon a time in my memory

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, […]

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Ibro Hasanovic – A Short Story (France 2011, 10:20 mins.)

A prophetic story – handed down from generation to generation – from former Eastern Bosnia about the start of a dramatic piece of global history. […]

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Linda Chiu-han Lai – Door Games Window Frames: Near Drama (China 2012, 11:13 mins.)

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 […]

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Jennifer Reeder – And I Will Rise If Only To Hold You Down (United States 2012, 24:30 mins.)

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 […]

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Nicky Tavares – Fwd: Update on My Life – (United States 2010, 28:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Program Update

Evan Roth, Gemma Galdon Clavell and Ramon Amaro confirmed.

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Mirko Tobias Schäfer

Assistant professor at Utrecht University. Director of Utrecht Data School (NL).

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Arjan El Fassed

CEO of Open State Foundation, former member of Dutch parliament (NL).

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Ramon Amaro

Lecturer at University of London, Founder of of SambaRhino.com (UK).

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Gemma Galdon Clavell

Research Director at Eticas Research & Consulting (ES).

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Steve Reinke & Jessie Mott – Blood & Cinnamon (United States 2010, 5:26 mins.)

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 […]

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Piotr Sulkowksi – Rozmowa (Poland 2011, 16:30 mins.)

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 […]

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Josef Dabernig – Hypercrisis (Austria 2011, 17:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Olfa Ben Ali – N’Être (France 2012, 11:42 mins.)

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 […]

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Katrin Olafsdottir – Ofaeddur Ungi (Iceland 2011, 10:08 mins.)

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 […]

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Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller – Meteor (Germany 2011, 14:52 mins.)

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 […]

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People Like Us – Clean Your Room (United Kingdom 2011, 3:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Erkka Nissinen – Polis (Finland 2012, 13:40 mins.)

‘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, […]

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John Butler – Freedom Device (United Kingdom 2011, 3:20 mins.)

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 […]

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James T. Hong – The Turner Film Diaries (United States 2012, 26:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Black Dice – Pigs (United States 2011, 3:28 mins.)

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 […]

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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 […]

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Oliver Ressler & Zanny Begg – The Bull Lead Bear (Austria 2012, 24:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Carsten Nicolai – alva noto . uni acronym (Germany 2011, 6:30 mins.)

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. […]

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Wojciech Bąkowski – Suchy Pion (Poland 2012, 12:14 mins.)

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 […]

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Miguel Jara – Let’s Face It (Extravios Mentales) (Mexico 2013, 8:00 mins.)

Jara, a mathematician and artist, created a psychedelic animation in which odd characters and geometric patterns create a dark, out of control trip.

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Grace Nayoon Rhee – Triangle (United States 2012, 6:07 mins.)

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 […]

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Jessica Tsang – Erdős–Bacon number (Great Britain 2012, 13:42 mins.)

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: […]

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Staged Relations

The artificial relationships between cinema, theatre and the media are examined from a distance by artists and rearranged into a new configuration.

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Omar Fast – Continuity (Germany 2012, 41:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Bobby Abate – A Few Extra Copies (United States 2012, 9:33 mins.)

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. […]

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Daan Roosegaarde Sold Out

Student tickets sold out as well.

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Digital Death Drive

Investigation of the future of digital identity after death. Collaboration between Emily West and S†ëfan Schäfer (NL).

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Kristoffer Gansing

Artistic director, cultural producer, artist and media researcher (SE).

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Jason Scott

American archivist, historian of technology, and filmmaker (US).

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Evan Roth

Artist (US).

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Cécile B. Evans

Artist (BE/US).

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Chaja Hertog & Nir Nadler – Harvest (The Netherlands 2012, 10:04 mins.)

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 […]

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Neozoon – Unboxing Eden (Germany 2013, 4:54 mins.)

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 […]

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Christina Picchi – Zima (Russia 2013, 12:07 mins.)

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 […]

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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 […]

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Nick Jordan – Nature House Inc. (United Kingdom 2013, 6:12 mins.)

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 […]

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Stefanie Schneider – Heather’s Dream (Germany 2012, 15:08 mins.)

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 […]

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Beatrice Gibson – The Tiger’s Mind (United Kingdom 2012, 23:00 mins.)

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 […]

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Digital Death Drive

Collaboration between Emily West and S†ëfan Schäfer confirmed for this year’s festival.

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Impakt Event: Douwe Dijkstra

7 October 2015. 20:00.
An evening with artist and filmmaker Douwe Dijkstra.

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Festival Trailer

See the HOAX festival artwork in motion.

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New Names!

Cécile B. Evans, Kristoffer Gansing, Tobias Revell and Jason Scott added to the program.

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Tom Sherman – The Amateur Scientist (Canada 2012, 5:53 mins.)

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 […]

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Ben Fain – A Holy Order (United States 2012, 19:34 mins.)

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 […]

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Kelman Duran & Hyesung Moon – Coffins (United States 2012, 19:06 mins.)

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 […]

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Tae Eun Kim – Visiting Joint Surveillance Area (South Korea 2011, 5:55 mins.)

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 […]

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Hiwa K – This Lemon tastes of Apple (Iraq 2011, 6:15 mins.)

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 […]

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Đuro Gavran – Presuda (Croatia 2013, 11:20 mins.)

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 […]

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Erica Scourti – Life in adwords (edited) (Greece 2012, 20:00 MINS.)

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 […]

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Brody Condon – Future Gestalt (sample) (United States 2012, 4:40 MINS.)

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 […]

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Molly Lowe – Formed (United States 2013, 8:00 MINS.)

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 […]

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OR FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS

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 […]

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Olia Lialina

Net.art pioneer, Theorist, Animated GIF Model (RU).

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Confirmed: Olia Lialina

Pioneer Internet artist and writer joins the line-up.

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Evgeny Morozov

Writer, Internet skeptic (BY).

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Daan Roosegaarde

Visionary artist, designer and inventor (NL).

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The Future of the Past @ NFF

‘A Piece of Truth’ screened at the Open Air Cinema on 6 September.

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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 […]

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First names Impakt Festival 2015

Daan Roosegaarde and Evgeny Morozov to give keynote speeches.

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Save The Date

Impakt Festival 2015:
28 October – 1 November

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Miranda July – Getting Stronger Every Day (United States 2001, 6:32 mins.)

“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 […]

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Falke Pisano – Chillida (Forms and Feelings) (The Netherlands 2006, 13:40 mins.)

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 […]

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Sebastian Diaz Morales – 15.000.000 Parachutes (The Netherlands 2001, 24:48 mins.)

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 […]

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Highlights 2001

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 […]

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Watch High Speed Trading in Action (CNN) (USA 2013, 3:00 MINS.)

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 […]

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The banality of evil

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 […]

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Found Footage – Remix by Petra Albu

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 […]

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Patrick Ward – Unfortunate Discovery Behind a Regrettable Invention (UK 2011, 3:10 mins.)

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 […]

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Peter Tscherkassky – Outer Space (ITALY 1999, 9:35 MINS.)

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 […]

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Impakt Festival 2015: 28 OCTOBER – 1 NOVEMBER

Five days of screenings, lectures and exhibitions.

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Impakt Event: Thiago Hersan

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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Subscription Confirmed

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Resident Artist: Thiago Hersan

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.

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Screening at Athens Digital Arts Festival 2015

As part of the section ‘Festivals of the World’, Impakt compiled a screening program featuring some highlights of the Impakt Festival 2014 program.

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Daniel Cockburn | All the Mistakes I’ve Made, pt. 2

Tuesday 26 May – 20:00h
Impakt Headquarters: Lauwerecht 10 Utrecht
Entrance: 5,00

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Resident Artist: Daniel Cockburn