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IMPAKT Event: The Great Meme and Emoji War

From Winnie the Pooh to the pill-popping scene of the Matrix, seemingly friendly icons and well-known film moments lead completely separate lives on the Internet. […]

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IMPAKT Event: Connecting Realities with VR & AR

Battle lines still have to be drawn, the rules are not yet in place: new media such as augmented reality and virtual reality offer unique […]

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Reviews: Roee Rosen, Poetry and Catharsis

“Be on your guard because nothing is what it seems in the work of the Israeli artist Roee Rosen” according to Anna van Leeuwen in De Volkskrant

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IMPAKT Event: Internet, data and democracy

Panel and project launch in collaboration with Cairotronica, Egypt In this event we will discuss how critical and creative use of new technologies, data, the […]

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IMPAKT Event: Studium Generale – Speaking truth to power, The Bellingcat method

How can we apply Bellingcat’s methods to more effectively speak truth to power on a local level? Investigative journalism is essential to a healthy democracy. […]

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SPRING x IMPAKT Event: Roee Rosen, Theatre of the Awkward

Explore the limits of the uncomfortable in Roee Rosen‘s Theatre of the Awkward! During this evening, IMPAKT and SPRING Performing Arts Festival  present Rosen’s latest work-in-progress: […]

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IMPAKT Event: Who Is Afraid of Roee Rosen?

Join us for a conversation and a free drink at 19 May, 17:00! Marcel Schwierin (director of the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany) and […]

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Vacancy: PR and Publicity (Dutch only)

Ter versteviging van ons team zoekt IMPAKT zo snel mogelijk een: Medewerker PR en Publiciteit (Omvang in overleg, tijdelijke aanstelling t/m 18 nov 2019) IMPAKT […]

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IMPAKT Exhibition: Roee Rosen, Poetry and Catharsis

IMPAKT is happy to host the first Dutch solo exhibition by Israeli artist, filmmaker and writer Roee Rosen. In video works, paintings and texts, Rosen […]

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IMPAKT Event: Bullshit’s Birthplace

Bullshit’s Birthplace: On the Myth of 4chan as the Source of Subcultural Nonsense 6 April 20:00 at IMPAKT Center for Media Culture, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, […]

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Ayhan and Me by Belit Sağ

Belit Sağ Ayhan and Me (TR, 2016, 14 min) Explicitly discussing its own production and censorship at the hands of Turkish officials, belit sag’s Ayhan […]

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Un crime by Jordi Colomer

Jordi Colomer Un crime (ES, 2004, 5 min) Filmed in Cherbourg, Un crime (a crime) tells a true story such as “Le Petit journal”, great […]

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The Day has Conquered the Night by Jean-Gabriel Périot

The Day has Conquered the Night – Jean-Gabriel Périot  (FR, 2013, 28 min) The film is composed of eight long shots in which the character […]

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We are the world, as performed by the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions Choirs by Samson Young

Samson Young We are the world, as performed by the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions Choirs (HK, 2017, 5 min) Members of the Hong […]

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Global Windshield, The Musical by Momu & No Es

Momu & No Es Global Windshield, The Musical (ES, 2018, 19 min) Global Windshield, The Musical replicates the state of hypnosis produced by the prolonged driving […]

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Lament, Song for Transitions by Mathilde ter Heijne

Mathilde ter Heijne Lament, Song for Transitions (DE, 2014, 7 min) Lamenting is an ancient oral tradition that combines singing and crying. Everywhere in the […]

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The voice as performance, act and body by VALIE EXPORT

VALIE EXPORT The voice as performance, act and body (AT, 2007, 11 min) The voice is suture, the voice is seam, the voice is cut, […]

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The perfect sound by Katarina Zdjelar

Katarina Zdjelar The perfect sound (RS, 2009, 14 min) A man chanting monosyllables, over and over, and a young man mimicking him simultaneously. The sing-song […]

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The Great Silence by Allora & Calzadilla

Allora & Calzadilla The Great Silence (PR, 2016, 17 min) The Great Silence focuses on the world’s largest single aperture radio telescope, located in Esperanza […]

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Steve hates fish by John Smith

John Smith Steve hates fish (UK, 2015, 5 min) Filmed directly from the screen of a smartphone using a language translator app that has been […]

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If you say it forty times… by Belit Sağ

Belit Sağ If you say it forty times… (TK, 2017, 5 min) The work investigates the mental state of political amnesia by looking at the […]

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The Pressures of the Text by Peter Rose

Peter Rose The Pressures of the Text  (USA, 1983, 17 min) The Pressures of the Text integrates direct address, invented languages, ideographic subtitles, sign language […]

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Poem #9, The rhythm of political monologue by Eddie D

Eddie d Poem #9, The rhythm of political monologue (NL, 1998, 50 sec) Television is all talk, which is of precious little meaning. In his […]

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Boomerang by Richard Serra, Nancy Holt

Richard Serra, Nancy Holt Boomerang (USA 1974, 10 min) In Boomerang—which was broadcast live on a TV station in Amarillo, Texas—Holt’s words are fed back […]

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Day 2: Distortion Regime

Day two of Affected Words

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Ihre Zeitungen (Your newspaper) by Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki Ihre Zeitungen (Your newspaper) (BRD, 1968, 17 min, b&w, soun) An agitprop film that was made for political purposes, Farocki reacted in a […]

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Sea-me-we (Chapter two: Of all Wired Blocks holding a city) by Virgile Fraisse

Virgile Fraisse Sea-me-we (Chapter two: Of all Wired Blocks holding a city) (FR, 2017, 29 min) Going back a bit more on the course of […]

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Encyclopaedia Britannica by John Latham

John Latham Encyclopaedia Britannica (UK, 1971, 6 min) In this film, every frame corresponds to one page in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and at a speed […]

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H is for House by Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway H is for House (UK, 1976, 9 min) Peter Greenaway was teaching his children the alphabet and, as an exercise, began thinking of […]

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73 Suspect Words by Peggy Ahwesh

Peggy Ahwesh 73 Suspect Words (2001, USA, 4 min) The work is a deceptively simple and ultimately chilling meditation on the power of text. Ahwesh […]

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Day 3: Singing Signs

Day three of Affected Words

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Day 1: Facts and Fabrications

Day one of Affected Words

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Future Interfaces / Art ♥ Media

Sunday 3 March
Day 3 of Augment and Disrupt, a three-day mini-festival

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Future Interfaces

Saturday 2 March
Day 2 of Augment and Disrupt, a three-day mini-festival

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Contested Territories

Friday 1 March
Day 1 of Augment and Disrupt, a three-day mini-festival

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Impakt at Meta Marathon 2019: Robotics

IMPAKT brings a delegation of Dutch artists, curators and designers to Meta Marathon 2019, the 42-hours art marathon in the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf, Germany: live […]

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IMPAKT Event: Affected Words

Screening programme, 21-23 March

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D.R.E.A.M. (RAUM) x IMPAKT Performance: Operation Jane Walk

A Live Online Performance And Virtual City Tour Through Manhattan, NY, organised by D.R.E.A.M. (RAUM) and IMPAKT

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Augment and Disrupt

Three-day mini-festival about the interactions between art, society and technology

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Resident Artist: Joana Moll

The selection of the second round of EMARE (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange) artists of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) has taken place. With […]

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EMAP/EMARE 2019 Artist in Residence Selection

We are proud to announce the selection of this year’s EMARE artists of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP). 507 artists from 40 countries submitted […]

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My Fellow Americans (1981-1988) (2004) by Sharon Hayes

USA, 2004
Video recording of a performance

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The Woman With Fifteen Legs (2013) by Keren Cytter

Israel, 2013
Book, size 20 x 14 cm

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The Outage (2014) by Erica Scourti

United Kingdom, 2014
Published by Banner Repeater Paperbacks
Book, 92 pages

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a star which is not a planet is a sun not a planet. (2019)

Hrvoje Hiršl and Luis Rodil-Fernández
Croatia/Netherlands, 2019
Gmail, UV print on monomeric foil, size 400 x 250 cm

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I Hate Mouchette (2019) by Martine Neddam

The Netherlands, 1996 (2019)
Installation and website

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New York Post Tells The Truth (2009) by The Yes Men

USA, 2009
Installation and video, 02:33 min

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CNN Concatenated (2002) by Omer Fast

Germany, 2002
Video, colour and sound, 18:17 min

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The Expression of Hands (1997) by Harun Farocki

Germany, 1997
Video, colour and sound, 30:00 min

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Potatoes, Potatoes (2001) by Mladen Stilinović

Croatia, 2001
Video, colour, sound, 4:11 min

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My Sweet Little Lamb! (1993) by Mladen Stilinović

Croatia, 1993 (2013)
Artist’s book

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Event volunteers!

Would you like to help out with events full of art, technology and film? Volunteers are vital for the Impakt festival. Do you want to […]

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IMPAKT x FOTODOK: TAFERELEN #25 – The Power of Big Data

An evening about the power of big data and increasing control over our behavior by autonomous systems, organized in collaboration with FOTODOK with special guests […]

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IMPAKT Exhibition: Truth That Lies

Exhibition, 9 February-17 March 2019

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IMPAKT Panel: War on Facts

Panel discussion, 8 February 15:00

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Future Biological Life: Life Goes On

Future Life Conference: 19 January

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Future Digital Life: A World Without Us?

Future Life Conference: 18 January

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Genesis 2.0 with introduction by Anna Dumitriu

Future Life Conference: 17 January

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IMPAKT Event: Artist Talk Maarten Vanden Eynde

In his work Belgian artist Maarten Vanden Eynde (Leuven, 1977) looks for and relates to different fields of study, social contexts and anthropological perspectives. One […]

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IMPAKT Event: New Years Drinks

New Years drinks!   Tuesday 22 January, 17:00-20:00 IMPAKT Center for Media Culture, Lange Nieuwstraat 4 BK-NU, Beeldende Kunst Netwerk Utrecht and the digital culture […]

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IMPAKT Event: Future Life – Conference

This conference programme reflects on the themes of the exhibition A World Without Us and inspired by ArchaeaBot, an artwork by Anna Dumitriu and Alex […]

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Review: A World Without Us

The deepest thoughts of a ‘smart’ fridge Visual Art In the exhibition ‘A World Without Us’ artists explore the world after mankind has eliminated itself […]

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Open Call EMARE Residency [CALL CLOSED]

IMPAKT is happy to announce that through EMARE (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange), you can now apply for a residency at IMPAKT or one of our […]

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IMPAKT Event: Post-truth Cinema – Truth in Numbers? + Maxim Februari

Truth in Numbers? Everything According to Wikipedia (2010) is a documentary that takes a critical look at the utopian intentions of the information website Wikipedia, […]

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IMPAKT Event: A World Without Us – Artist Talks & Panel

Artist Talks & Panel in the context of the exhibition A World Without Us

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Impakt Festival 2018: The Way Out Is Through

Video report of the exhibition The Way Out is Through at Academiegalerie

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Impakt Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures Exhibition

Video report of the exhibition Algorithmic Superstructures of IMPAKT Festival 2018

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Next Nature Shop

Next Nature Network/Koert van Mensvoort

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The 3D Addivist Cookbook

Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke

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The 3d Additivist Manifesto

Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke

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Subocean Botlights

Taavi Suisalu

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Homo Stupidus Stupidus

Maarten Vanden Eynde

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GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction

Mark Leckey

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Zoology of Genetology

Maarten Vanden Eynde

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Aqua_forensic: Underwater Interception of Biotweaking in Aquatocene

Robertina Šebjanič and Gjino Šutić

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Epokhe (The Last Sixth of the Final Hour)

IC-98

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Empathy Swarm

Katrin Hochschuh & Adam Donovan

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Antisocial Swarm Robots

Anna Dumitriu & Alex May

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ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form

Anna Dumitriu & Alex May

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Impakt Festival 2018: Algorithms And Financial Speculation

Video report of panel “Algorithms And Financial Speculation”, with Inger Leemans, Anna Ridler, Demystification Committee and moderator Luba Elliot

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Impakt Festival 2018: Black Boxes for Fiction Makers

Video report of panel “Black Boxes for Fiction Makers”, with Mario Klingemann, Nicolas Maigret, Egor Kraft, Coralie Vogelaar and moderator Luba Elliott

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IMPAKT at Videonale Bonn, Germany

In collaboration with the Videonale Bonn IMPAKT will present the panel: Controlling Datapolis. Power Structures in Augmented Realities and Digital Urban Landscapes Saturday 23 February […]

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Impakt Festival 2018: Julia Kloiber

Video report of Julia Kloiber, “Request for Optimism”

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Impakt Festival 2018: (Infra)Structures of Trust

Video report of panel “(Infra)structures of Trust”, with Jaromil, Arnaud Castaignet, Paolo Cirio and moderator Evelyn Wan

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Impakt Festival 2018: “Honey, I’m Data”

Video report of performance by Keiken, “Honey, I’m Data”

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Impakt Festival 2018: Augmented Cities. Data and Public Space

Video report of panel “Augmented Cities. Data and Public Space”, with Judith Bihr, Charlie Clemoes, Albert Meijer and moderator Marina Otero Verzier

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IMPAKT Festival 2018 in the media

IMPAKT Festival 2018 in the media

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IMPAKT Festival 2018: Eliot Higgins (Bellingcat)

Video report of Eliot Higgins, “Bellingcat: Online Fact-Checking in a Post-truth World”

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Impakt Festival 2018: Opening Programme

Video report of opening of IMPAKT Festival 2018 with Chris Keulemans, Arjon Dunnewind, Alex Aninkina, Luba Elliott, Yasemin Keskintepe, Mario Klingemann and Julia Kloiber

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IMPAKT Festival 2018: Evgeny Morozov

Video report of Evgeny Morozov, “Big Tech Beyond the Algorithm”

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Exhibition: The Way Out is Through

HKU student exhibition of IMPAKT Festival: Algorithmic Superstructures

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IMPAKT Festival 2018: Sunday Pictures

Pictures of the last day of IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures, Sunday 28 October

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IMPAKT Festival 2018: Saturday Pictures

Pictures of the fourth day of IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures, Saturday 27 October

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IMPAKT Festival 2018: Friday Pictures

Pictures of the third day of IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures, Friday 26 October

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IMPAKT Exhibition: A World Without Us

An exhibition on the post-Anthropocene, bio-art and robotics

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IMPAKT Event: Bellingcat, Truth in a Post-truth World

Join us for the screening of the film Bellingcat, Truth in a Post-truth World, a new documentary about Eliot Higgins and open source investigation collective […]

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IMPAKT Festival 2018: Thursday Pictures

Photos of the second day of IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures, Wednesday 24 October

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IMPAKT Festival 2018: Wednesday Pictures

Photos of the opening day of IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures, Wednesday 24 October

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Patternist Tour

Explanation of Patternist augmented reality experience

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Walking Bus Tour

Walking tour to exhibition

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Noa Jansma – #DearCatCallers (NL, 2018)

 #dearcatcallers, it’s not a compliment   Realising many people still don’t know how often and in whatever context catcalling happens, Noa started her project #dearcatcallers. […]

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Urth (2016, 19 min)

The last woman on Earth. Filmed inside Biosphere 2 in Arizona, Urth forms a cinematic meditation on ambitious experiments, constructed environments, and visions of the […]

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White Mountain (2016, 21 min)

White Mountain  is a 16mm docu-fiction film focusing on the Pionen data centre. This former Cold War era civil defence bunker was redesigned by architect Albert […]

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Hyper-real Warfare

Modern warfare rapidly fuses with high technologies. Smart missiles, lasers, drones and other weapons demonstrate horrifying, but at the same extent spectacular military results. However, […]

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Tickets for separate events

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Patternist

Lina Bondarenko, Martin Byrne, Holly Childs, Kei Kreutler, and Jelena Viskovic, Patternist (2018)

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Paolo Cirio

Artist, researcher (IT)

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Mosaic Virus by Anna Ridler at Barbican Center

Mosaic Virus, the work produced by artist Anna Ridler as part of her EMAP residence at IMPAKT, will be on display as part of a new […]

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Embodying Gender

Films challenge the stereotypes associated with the narratives in which women live. They show how the preconceived notions about gender are embedded in every aspect of […]

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Alli Coates & Signe Pierce – American Reflexxx (US 2013, 14:02 mins)

  A social experiment with performance artist Signe Pierce who walked the streets of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in a sexy tight dress and mask. […]

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Hester Scheurwater – Red Finger Nail Polish (NL 2003, 2:35 mins)

In slow motion and close-up, the camera travels along the hands and legs of two women. They are in a corner of a blue concrete […]

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Hester Scheurwater – Lisa (NL 2001, 3 mins)

Two woman occupy one space. Without showing their faces, the camera lingers on their bodies in images that capture both from an extreme high angle. […]

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Guided Tour Centraal Museum

The curators of the Centraal Museum give a guided tour through the exhibition of Janis Rafa and the Line Up, with work by IMPAKT’s artist in residence […]

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Guided Tour The Way Out is Through

Through installations, videos and performances, a group of students from the HKU’s Fine Art and Media departments respond to this year’s theme: Algorithmic Superstructures. During […]

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Guided Tour Museum Speelklok

In Museum Speelklok the music boxes and pianolas are approached in two tours in the light of the theme of algorithmic superstructures. Festival holders can pick up […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole

In physicist Vlatko Vedral’s 2010 book Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information, he gives a story about a painter. The painter walks into his […]

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Impakt Workshop: The Bellingcat Method

The Bellingcat Method 13 to 15 November 2018 From 13 to 15 November 2018 IMPAKT, in collaboration with Residenties in Utrecht, will organise a three […]

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Complete Festival Programme Online!

The complete programme of IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures is now online! Check it out in the timetable or in the festival brochure. Festival passes and day passes […]

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IMPAKT Event: Teachers explore Algorithmic Superstructures

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Exhibition: Algorithmic Superstructures

The exhibition of IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures

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Impakt Event: Utrecht Digital

Along with IMPAKT, the Culturele Zondagen (“cultural Sundays”) would like to introduce the young e-culture sector in Utrecht. This sounds difficult, but isn’t. We’re not […]

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IMPAKT Event: Post-truth Cinema – Our New President + Laura Starink

The satirical art project by Maxim Pozdorovkin, Our New President, is a unique report of the Russian media’s coverage of the last American elections. It consists only […]

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Keynote 2018: Metahaven

Make sure to join us this year at IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures for the keynote lecture by influential artist duo Metahaven, who will be giving the […]

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Wanted: Festival Volunteers

Be a part of the Impakt Festival 2018, sign up!

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The Visual Manipulation Of The Mind

Moving images are, in their essence, a visual manipulation; a sequence of still images becomes a moving image. In today’s digitized society images are quickly […]

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Keynote 2018: Eliot Higgins

Also keynote speaker of IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures, is Eliot Higgins with Bellingcat: Online Fact-Checking in a Post-Truth World. Higgins is the founder of online open […]

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Guided Tour Algorithmic Superstructures

A guided tour of the exhibition of IMPAKT Festival 2018

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Exhibition: Special Projects

Special projects at Het Huis

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Tech Solidarity Meetup Data Brokers

This session explores the subject of data brokers, companies that sell profiles of people based on aggregated personal data. The conversation will focus on how […]

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Bellingcat: Online Fact-Checking in a Post-truth World

A lecture by Eliot Higgins

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Quantified Trust

Democracy is based on fair representation. The short films in this screening open a discussion from mathematics as a way of thinking and representing reality […]

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(Infra)Structures of Trust

New forms of social governance and activism provide alternatives for digital societies trying to reinstate transparency and accountability into the networked system. Can we think […]

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Algorithmic Deconstructions

Round Table

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Introduction to Algorithmic Superstructures

Curators’ Talk

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Augmented Cities

A panel discussion about smart city projects

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The Data Self

In a world shaped by signals and codes, technology often becomes the lens through which identity and selfhood are transformed. The films in this program […]

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Algorithms and Financial Speculation

Advanced algorithms such as highfrequency trading have radically changed the socio-economic and technological structure of financial markets. This panel will put into context how financial […]

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Automating Cinema

Automation has always been a part of cinema, from perforation on the analogue film to video codecs. This screening will highlight the current algorithmic manipulations […]

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Black Boxes for Fiction Makers

Algorithmic superstructures are the source of a new computational aesthetics and realism. Particularly with the development of machine learning, artists are exploring questions of representation […]

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Evgeny Morozov: Big Tech Beyond the Algorithm

A lecture by Evgeny Morozov

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Julia Kloiber: Request for Optimism

A lecture by Julia Kloiber

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Adam Greenfield: Radical Technologies, The Design of Everyday Life

A lecture by Adam Greenfield

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Post-truth Cinema

Every second Wednesday of the month from May until December, IMPAKT and Cinema ‘t Hoogt will organise the film series Post-truth Cinema. By means of documentaries and […]

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Anna Ridler

Artist (GB)

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Phil Patiris – The Iraq Campaign 1991 (US 1992, 18:39 Mins)

This 20 minute political remix film entitled “Iraq Campaign 91″ was created in 1991. Phil Patiris transformed network news footage, clips from Star Trek, and […]

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Eduardo Menz – Pinochet’s Women (Canada 2005, 11:43 Mins)

In this experimental short, the viewer is forced to role-play through the repeated employment and alteration of the text, sound and image until his or […]

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Keynote 2018: Evgeny Morozov

One of the keynote speakers of IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures is writer and critic Evgeny Morozov, who was also a guest at Impakt Festival 2015. Have a […]

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Keynote 2018: Julia Kloiber

Julia Kloiber, researcher, designer and founder of the Prototype Fund will give a keynote lecture during this year’s IMPAKT Festival: Digital Superstructures! Have a listen […]

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Metahaven: An Exit (Revisited)

A lecture by Metahaven

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Keynote 2018: Adam Greenfield

Also keynote speaker of IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures, is writer and urbanist Adam Greenfield, who will talk about critical awareness of the technologies we embrace and the […]

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Adam Greenfield

Writer, urbanist (US/GB)

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Julia Kloiber

Researcher, designer (DE)

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IMPAKT at Bandits Mages Festival, Bourges

We Are Data, a film programme organised in collaboration with the Bandits-Mages Festival in Bourges on 16 November 2018

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IMPAKT at Werkleitz Festival, Halle

We Are Data, a film programme organised in collaboration with the Werkleitz Festival in Halle on 21 October 2018

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IMPAKT at Retune Festival, Berlin

Black Boxes for Fiction-Makers, a panel organized in collaboration with the Retune Festival in Berlin on 27 September 2018

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IMPAKT at Ars Electronica, Linz

Deep Fake or Rendering the Truth, a panel co-organized with Tobias Revell, Natalie Kane and the Ars Electronica Festival Linz on 9 september 2018

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Evgeny Morozov

Writer, researcher (BY)

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Eliot Higgins

Researcher, citizen journalist (GB)

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Metahaven

(NL)

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Sam Lavigne

Artist, teacher (US)

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Donna Verheijden

Artist, teacher (NL)

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Kyriaki Goni

Artist (GR)

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Marina Otero Verzier

Architect, researcher, curator (NL)

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Albert Meijer

Professor of Public Innovation at Utrecht University (NL)

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Foundland

Artist collective (SY/ZA)

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Charlie Clemoes

Writer, editor (GB)

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Anna Ridler

Artist, researcher (GB)

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Mario Klingemann

Artist (DE)

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Adam Harvey

Artist, researcher (US)

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Constant Dullaart

Artist (NL)

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Paolo Cirio

Artist, researcher (IT)

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Judith Bihr

Curator, researcher (DE)

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Report Impakt Event: Digital Landscapes – Hidden Realities

Pictures and video of the Impakt Event: Digital Landscapes – Hidden Realities that took place on July 13th 2018 at Impakt Center for Media Culture

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Keiken

Artist collective (GB/AR/IT)

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Jaromil

Developer, Dyne.org (IT)

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Dries Depoorter

Artist (BE)

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Reality Glitch

A screening about our elusive reality

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trust (in)formation

Workshop Sunday 28 December

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The Glass Room Experience

Tactical Technology Collective, The Glass Room Experience (DE, 2016)

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Tactical Technology Collective

Tactical Tech Collective (DE, artist)

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Fake News

Jeroen van Loon, Fake News (NL, 2018)

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Demystification Committee

Artist, researcher (GB)

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Nicolas Maigret

Artist (FR)

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Patternist

Lina Bondarenko, Martin Byrne, Holly Childs, Kei Kreutler, and Jelena Viskovic, Patternist (2018)

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SkinGazers

SkinGazers is the new cult collective platform for orchestrated life experiences, utilized and mutated through live-action-role-play (LARP) and Real Game Play (RGP) throughout IMPAKT festival. […]

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BlkBx.mov (2014, 6 min)

Wilf Speller, BlkBx.mov (2014)

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Pure Difference (2018, 22 min)

Byron Peters, Pure Difference (CA, 2018)

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Fact & Fiction

A Card Game by 00:00:01s

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XYZ (2016, 7 min)

Milos Trakilovic, XYZ (2016)

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Evelyn Wan

Researcher (HK)

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Luxury Survival Fair (2018, 22 min)

Mary Ponomareva, Luxury Survival Fair (2018)

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“Honey, I’m Data!”

“Honey, I’m Data!” (GB/AR/IT, 2018, 60 min)

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A Hand in the Game (2017, 25 min)

Hillevi Högström, A Hand in the Game (2017)

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Sitting in Darkness (2015, 15 min)

Graeme Arnfield, Sitting in Darkness (2015)

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Earth: As Above, So Below

Unfortunately, the screening of the new film by Emma Charles and Ben Evans James, When Objects Dream, had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. […]

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Jeroen van Loon

Artist (NL)

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Chloé Galibert-Laine & Kevin B. Lee

Chloé Galibert-Laîné (FR). Kevin B. Lee (US/DE)

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And If in a Thousand Years (2017, 22 min)

Patrick Hough, And if in a Thousand Years (2017)

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Odell Lake Glitch (2010, 3 min)

Melissa Barron, Odell Lake Glitch (2010)

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Targets (2018, 6 min)

Benjamin Earl, Targets (2018)

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Finding Fanon Part Two (2015, 9 min)

David Blandy & Larry Achiampong, Finding Fanon Part Two (2015)

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Sunstone (2018, 35 min)

Filipa César & Louis Henderson, Sunstone (2018)

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Computers Watching Movies (2013, 15 min)

Ben Grosser, Computers Watching Movies (2013)

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Inger Leemans

Researcher, writer (NL)

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Christian von Borries

Film maker, conductor, composer (DE)

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Arnaud Castaignet

Strategist (EE)

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Nero (2018, 5 min)

Emma Verhoeven, Nero (2018)

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Klara Vith

Artist (AT)

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Jan Bot

Bram Loogman & Pablo Nunez Palma, Jan Bot (NL, 2016)

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Blade Runner – Autoencoded (2016, 10 min)

Autoencoding Blade Runner, Terence Broad (2016)

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Desert of the Real (2017, 76 min)

Christian von Borries, Desert of the Real (2017)

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The Dutch Window (2017, 35 min)

Seecum Cheung, The Dutch Window (2017)

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The European Classes, Euronet

Constant Dullaart & Adam Harvey, The European Classes, EuroNet (NL/USA 2017)

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Get Popular Vending Machine

Dries Depoorter, Get Popular Vending Machine (BE, 2016)

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Global Direct

Paolo Cirio, Global Direct (IT, 2014)

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Sagi Groner – Jenin Journal (IL 2005, 8:11 min)

A war experienced in exile through images from the news, a correspondence with home, and interviews with fellow ex-patriots. A reflection on the relativity of […]

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Sagi Groner – FAQ (IL 2007, 26:54 min)

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ is made of sampled footage from fiction films, documentaries and archive footage. It is a journey in the footprints of […]

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Sagi Groner – Meditations of Violence (IL 2005, 13:02 min)

A narrated tour of images from the NATO bombing campaign in Kosovo 1999. A contemplation on distant representation, empathy, the art of war and the […]

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#29 (2013, 7 min)

José Miguel Biscaya, #29 (2013)

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I enjoyed the parts in your mind

Coralie Vogelaar, I enjoyed the parts in your mind (NL, 2018)

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Klara Vith, twitter.getUserTimeline (25073877) (AT, 2016)

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D.A.T.A. Dock

Donna Verheijden, D.A.T.A. Dock (NL, 2018)

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Mosaic Virus

Anna Ridler, Mosaic Virus (UK, 2018)

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The Infinite Campaign

Sam Lavigne, The Infinite Campaign (USA, 2017)

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Air Kiss

Egor Kraft, Pekka Airaxin, Alina Kvirkveliya, Karina Golubenko, Air Kiss (RU/FI/GR, 2017-2018)

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Aegean Datahaven

Kyriaki Goni, Aegean Datahaven (GR, 2017)

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Bottled Songs

Chloé Galibert-Laine & Kevin B. Lee, Bottled Songs (FR/US/DE, 2018)

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Real-time History

Foundland Collective, Real-time History (ZA/SY/NL, 2018)

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Report Impakt Event: Bellingcat

Report with video and pictures of Impakt Event: Bellingcat on June 27th 2018

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Impakt Event: Famous Deaths at Betweter Festival

IMPAKT will again attend the Betweter Festival for its 2018 edition, this time with the installation Famous Deaths by design collective Polymorf and the research project Sense of Smell. About […]

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Impakt Event: A Robot Folk Jam Session

With Robot Shimon, Continental Ceili Combo ensemble and the Machine Folk algorithms of Bob L. Sturm et al. What happens when traditional Irish folk music […]

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Impakt & NFF Exhibition: Interactive Expo

For the occasion of the Dutch Film Festival you will be able to experience the new interactive installation Long Faces by former IMPAKT resident artist Douwe […]

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Impakt Event: Life in a Virtual Panopticon

On 22 September artists Dries Depoorter and Douwe Dijkstra (former IMPAKT artist in residence) will join IMPAKT to talk about their upcoming installation Long Faces, […]

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Harald Hund – All People is Plastic (2005 Austria, 12:29 mins)

Everybody in the city does the same, looks the same. Remote-controlled. Living to work in a big corporation, getting one day off at the weekend […]

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Impakt Event: Uitfeest

IMPAKT will again be part of this year’s Uitfeest! Check our programmes below and have a look at the weekend’s full programme here. Post-truth Cinema: […]

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Impakt Event: YouTube Battle

Battle for the funniest YouTube video  Who can find the most bizarre, funny, touching or ridiculous videos on YouTube? Everyone can participate, but beware, you […]

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Impakt Event: Post-truth Cinema – HyperNormalisation

For this special edition of Post-truth Cinema, IMPAKT presents a screening of HyperNormalisation, the latest film by Impakt Festival 2017 keynote speaker Adam Curtis. The screening will […]

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Impakt Event: Art and Propaganda, Jonas Staal

Lecture Jonas Staal, “Art and Propaganda” on 01-09-2018

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Impakt Event: Post-truth Cinema – The Manchurian Candidate + intro

The fourth film of the Post-truth Cinema series is The Manchurian Candidate (1962). A Cold War classic and political satire by John Frankenheimer, about a […]

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Impakt Event: Digital Landscapes – Hidden Realities

With Geert Mul, Donna Verheijden and guests

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Impakt Center for Media Culture

Lange Nieuwstraat 4 3512PH Utrecht +31 (0)30 2944493

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Winkel van Sinkel

Oudegracht 158 3511 AZ Utrecht (+31) 30 230 3030

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Impakt Event: Post-truth Cinema – Network + Xandra Schutte

From May until December Impakt will organise the film series Post-truth Cinema in collaboration with Cinema ‘t Hoogt. By means of documentaries and feature films the programme looks […]

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Impakt Event: Bellingcat

Online fact-checking in a Post-truth world In a world where truth seems to be more fluid, critical thinking and fact-checking has become more important than […]

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Impakt Event: Expert Meeting with Elliot Higgins of Bellingcat

In an expert meeting prior to the evening Impakt Event, Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat met with professionals from Utrecht’s and Tilburg’s Schools of Journalism and […]

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Impakt Event: Post-truth Cinema – Videocracy + intro

From May until December Impakt will organise the film series Post-truth Cinema in collaboration with Cinema ‘t Hoogt. By means of documentaries and feature films the programme looks […]

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Impakt Event: Open Studio of Anna Ridler

Join us for the Open Studio on June 7th, where you’ll be able to hear more about Impakt artist in residence Anna Ridler’s practice and […]

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Report Impakt Event: Judging the Machine

Report with video and pictures of Impakt Event: Bellingcat on June 27th 2018

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Report Impakt Event: Artist talk Mimi Onouha

Video and pictures of the Impakt Event: Artist talk Mimi Onouha that took place on May 18th 2018 at Impakt Center for Media Culture

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Report Impakt Event: Algorithmic Superstructures

Videos and photos from the Impakt Event: Algorithmic Superstructures that took place on May 18th at Impakt Center for Media Culture:

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Tony Hill – Spin (UK 2015, 3:31)

A spinning camera finds new perspectives on some portraits and other things. Strangely the world does not become an abstract blur but flickers, distorts and […]

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Impakt Archives and Impakt Channel

Impakt has a media archive with entries dating back to the beginning of the festival (1988). The archive consists of video, audio, interactive projects, books […]

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Diversity in program, themes and audience

At Impakt we put effort in presenting an inclusive program with diversity in terms of genders, cultures, etc. We want to have this reflected in […]

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Film programming and production of screening

In 2018 Impakt will focus on the theme of Post-truth. Our annual program will consist among others of the Post-truth cinema series, monthly screening of […]

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Assistant Curator (Advanced internship or Work Experience Position)

For this position we require a motivated, skilled person with a solid knowledge of new media, digital culture and the issues that are central to […]

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Report Impakt Event: Deep Fake or Rendering the Truth

Report of Impakt Event: Deep Fake or Rendering the Truth on April 21st 2018 with video and pictures

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Impakt field trip to the Meta Marathon NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

On May 25th we’ll take part in a new digital happening: a 42-hour nonstop digital program for around 400 people that are invited to stay with us, […]

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Impakt Event: Judging the Machine

Over the past few years, artificial intelligence has become a constant presence in our lives, recommending news articles, recognising faces and providing customer support. Machine […]

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Impakt Event: Artist Talk by Mimi Onuoha

Post-truth and Algorithmic Violence, artist talk by Mimi Onuoha American artist Mimi Onuoha will be visiting Utrecht to talk about her practice, especially invited for […]

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Impakt Event: Algorithmic Superstructures

Algorithmic Superstructures, a presentation by the curators of Impakt Festival 2018 In the age of post-truth, algorithmic superstructures are looking over your shoulder. Predictive analysis, […]

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Impakt Event: Post-truth Cinema – The Cleaners + Eva de Valk

From May until December Impakt will organise the film series Post-truth Cinema in collaboration with Cinema ‘t Hoogt. By means of documentaries and feature films the […]

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Impakt Event: Possessed + Q&A with Metahaven and Rob Schröder

On 9 May, in collaboration with Cinema ‘t Hoogt, Impakt will show the film Possessed by Metahaven and Rob Schröder. Afterwards, the makers of the film […]

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Impakt Event: Deep Fake or Rendering the Truth

The role of computer graphics in news reporting and truth telling has a long history, from weathermen to intricate chromkeyed maps of warzones used by […]

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Impakt Event at EMAF: presentation of EMAP

Impakt will be present at European Media Art Festival in Osnabrueck with the panel discussion Deep Fake or Rendering the Truth and a presentation of EMAP and our residency […]

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Impakt Event at EMAF: Deep Fake or Rendering the Truth

Impakt will be present at European Media Art Festival in Osnabrueck with a panel discussion and a presentation of EMAP and our residency programmes. Panel discussion: Deep Fake or Rendering […]

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Más Arte Más Acción Artist in Residence: Donna Verheijden

We are happy to announce Dutch artist Donna Verheijden as the selected artist for the Parallel Utopias – Hidden Realities residency in Colombia. Verheijden will be artist in […]

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Michael Langoth – Retracer (Austria 1991, 3:45)

Back to the beginning or the race against time. In Michael Langoth’s multi-award-winning video from 1991, a normal homebound returner gets caught between the fridge and […]

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Richard Fenwick – The Box (UK 2007, 9:15)

A city dweller’s anonymous life suddenly becomes the subject of a mysterious televised signal. A spooky conceptual thriller that shows the way everyday world goes […]

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Report IMPAKT EVENT: EXPERT MEETING IMPAKT FESTIVAL 2018

A report of the expert meeting about Impakt Festival 2018 with photos

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Robert Arnold – Zeno’s Paradox (US 2003, 5:13)

An experimental digital video exploring the illusions of cinematic movement and depth as corollaries of Zeno’s paradox: There is no motion because that which is […]

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Curators

Luba Elliott (UK) Luba Elliott is a curator, researcher and consultant specialising in creative applications of artificial intelligence. She is the founder of the Creative AI […]

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Impakt at Media Art Worlds Helsinki

Media Art Worlds – a conference on hybrid economies of digital art When: Saturday March 24, 2018, from 14:00-18:00 Where: Korjaamo Culture Factory, Töölönkatu 51 […]

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To Let: Office and Exhibition Space

Grab the opportunity to rent an office or exhibition space with Impakt! About the building: For a long time the building Lange Nieuwstraat 2-4 (a listed building […]

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Impakt Event: Expert Meeting Impakt Festival 2018

Together with the curators, Impakt will organise a meeting of experts in the field of technology, art, design, media and film to discuss and expand […]

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New Address!

Impakt has moved! We’ve left our old headquarters at Lauwerecht full of warm memories, for our plush central location at Lange Nieuwstraat 4. Come check it […]

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Marco Brambilla – Civilization (United States 2008, 3:22 mins)

Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here. This crazy video collage of miscellaneous footage from movies and […]

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James T. Hong – The Form of the Good (United States 2005, 4:00 mins.)

By combining the classical story of Plato’s cave with the contemporary images of the Iraq war this video shows that news is a reflection of […]

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Till Nowak – The Centrifuge Brain Project (Germany 2011, 6:35 mins)

Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here. Dr. Nick Laslowics takes us along in his research to […]

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Gerda Lampalzer and Manfred Oppermann – PARANORMAL (Germany 1997, 49:44 mins)

This documentary tells the story of a man in Germany who sees proof of paranormal activity in the disruption of videotapes. According to him, this […]

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GNN – S-11 Redux: (Channel) Surfing the Apocalypse (United States 2002, 10:53 mins)

Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here. The Guerrilla News Network shows their concerns about the fusion […]

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RESIDENT ARTIST: Anna Ridler

The selection of the first round of EMARE (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange) artists of the new launched European Media Art Platform (EMAP) has taken […]

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EMAP/EMARE 2018 Artist in Residence Selection

We are proud to announce the selection of the first round of EMARE artists of the new launched European Media Art Platform (EMAP). 500 artists […]

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Report: Impakt at Transmediale

  Launch of EMAP: The European Media Art Platform During this presentation members of the newly formed European Media Art Platform (EMAP), a network of […]

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Report Impakt Event 2018: 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 Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures

All the names have been announced of the upcoming IMPAKT Festival: Algorithmic Superstructures! We are very happy that we have confirmed a.o. Evgeny Morozov, Metahaven, Paolo […]

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Impakt Event: New Year’s Drinks E-Culture Utrecht

On Monday the 22nd of January Impakt, oneseconds and SETUP would like to invite you to make a toast to a new and creative 2018 for e-culture Utrecht. Have a […]

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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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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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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

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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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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, film and discoveries? Are you enjoying your studies in the cultural field, […]

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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)

Because of age restrictions the video will only be accessible when logged into Vimeo Plus Travailler demands a closer look at our work ethics. In the […]

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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

It might not seem like it, but our world is desperate. The omnipresent and anguished desire for anything real, frequently exploited for marketing purposes, is signifying […]

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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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