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The Impakt Channel

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The Impakt Channel is set up to be the external portal to Impakt’s Video Art database. The channel hosts highlights that were shown at both Impakt Events and the Impakt festival. In the future thematic selections from the festival will also be incorporated on the Impakt channel.

This way selections of sometimes rarely screened works can be viewed online in a setting that provides context and connects titles to related artworks. The Channel incorporates interviews with participating artists. We upload these alongside video registrations of events surrounding these artists.

This way the Impakt Channel can function as a rich documentation of past events, both for us as for visitors and future visitors.

The Impakt Archive is a physical collection of over 3000 thousand volumes (Tapes, discs, digital files) and over 6000 titles. These are works that have either been presented at the Impakt Festival or other Impakt projects or that have been send to us or bought for research purposes.They include international video art, artists works, performances, experimental film, etc. The Impakt Archive is the main resource for the Impakt Channel.

As an intern you would coordinate the content of the Channel. This entails doing research and keeping in touch regularly with artists and other institutes in the field of audiovisual art and new media. This internship provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the world of arts and to build up a network. At the same time, provided you take the opportunity, you will be able to see a lot of different works and thereby increase your frame of reference of film/video art.

You are involved in:
– Coordinating the Impakt channel, which includes generating video and reflective content in cooperation with artist, experts and (impakt) programmers;
– Editing texts and having them translated;
– A close cooperation with the impakt archive division in supplying the relevant content;

Your are:

-interested in art and film art;
-someone with a journalistic attitude
-flexible, social, and take the initiative where possible;
-excellent in communicative skills in English (Dutch interns are also expected to have excellent in communicative skill in Dutch);
-good at multi-tasking
-motivated, eager, and willing to expand your capacities;
-independent and have active working attitude.

If you are interested in a work placement at Impakt, please send a short letter with your motivation and curriculum vitae for the attention of Christine Breur at interns[at]impakt.nl. Please also fill out this questionnaire for us and add it to your application.