Impakt Festival 2008: Yourspace

Web 2.0 is vibrant with promise: communicating, exchanging and networking with applications that can be adjusted to the users wishes with increasing ease. This trend which fits the image of the individualization of society, at the same time nourishes the rise of specific subcultures.
With Web 2.0 everybody can create their own space and personality, and build a personal network of like-minded people.
But what exactly are the quality properties of these new structures and how do they relate to existing social contexts? Are Hyves and MySpace about social networking or are they merely platforms for vain self-exposure? Is a blog a public diary or a valuable contribution to the social debate? And what is the meaning of a festival now that makers can reach their audience through YouTube in an increasingly simple manner?
The Impakt Festival 2008 will address all of these issues. YourSpace will also shed a light on various subcultures and draw parallels between our current media society, Society 2.0, and important trends from the past. The program will comprise event evenings during which music, film, fashion and new media merge and meet. Moreover, international artists will discuss and present their work, next to festival features such as debates and special program items.

  • Program 2008

    • 2008Impakt Festival 2008 Leaflet13 November 2012Sorry, this entry is only available in NL.
    • panelsHybrid Playground28 November 2012Hybrid Playground presentation Panoramas and annotations in the sandpit of social networking sites, mobile services and linked applications. With NetNiet.org, Alchemist , KKEP and Z25. […]
    • panelfutureThe Future Of Festivals28 November 2012What is the position of film and media festivals in the changing media landscape? What are their unique and distinguishing qualities? Should they redefine themselves […]
    • hitoHito Steyerl28 November 2012In her work, Hito Steyerl (Germany) constantly interrelates between the personal and the political, establishing connections between art and fiction, on the one hand, and […]
    • invites victorVictor Alimpiev28 November 2012Alimpiev’s videos are theatrical, compelling and deliberate at the same time. With a minimum of action and by means of close-ups, Alimpiev directs all attention […]
    • invites janJan Peters28 November 2012The films of Jan Peters are characterized by their typical style. They are fast spoken, diary-like documentaries alternating fact and fiction with comedy and tragedy. […]
    • invites federicoFederico Solmi28 November 2012Federico Solmi left Italy at the age of 25 and went to New York to become a self-educated artist there. In his animations and paintings, […]
    • zondagschoolZondagsschool Petspace28 November 2012Sunday 11 May, 14.00 hours, main hall Theater Kikker Since 2007, Impakt has been organizing the Sunday School series, a three-monthly Sunday afternoon event about […]
    • multiplicityMultiplicity of Desires28 November 2012Saturday 10 May, 21.00 hours, Theater Kikker, main & small hall How does the Do-It-Yourself aspect of the Internet contribute to enhancement of the sexual […]
    • rainbow bitesRainbow Bites28 November 2012Friday 9 May, 21.00 hours, Theater Kikker, main & small hall An evening of music, live performances, extravagant video mutations and a circus of the […]