Impakt presents critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and on innovative audio-visual arts in an interdisciplinary context.
We examine issues around society, digital culture, and media from various angles and within a range of disciplines in the arts, academia, and technology.
Our main project is the annual Impakt Festival, a five-day multimedia event that includes exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, panels, performances, presentations, and artist talks at locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
We organise activities throughout the year, including Impakt Works, a residency programme, and Impakt Events, a regular series of presentations and screenings centering on a given theme, movement, or artist. The Impakt Channel is a platform where art projects made for the internet are presented, along with curated programmes featuring film and video art. Last but not least, the Impakt Archive works on digitising Impakt’s screening history back to 1988, when the first Impakt Festival was organised. Feel free to have a look.
The 2017 festival will take place at the end of October and its theme will be Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems. Curators Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell will map the relationship between technology, mythology, and magic. More about it here.
Visitors address: Lauwerecht 10, 3514 BB Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mail address: Postbus 735, 3500 AS Utrecht, The Netherlands
General Director Arjon Dunnewind
N.R.A. Hille: chairperson and treasurer
R. Tjan: secretary
F.L.K. Koolen : board member
I.O. de Vries: board member