With the IMPAKT Channel, IMPAKT opens its extensive archive of video art to audiences around the globe. Curated programmes created around urgent themes offer works by renowned artists from the earliest days of film and video up to the current day.
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 of the beholder. There is a general understanding of its meaning, oftentimes based on notions of introspection and soul-searching; some, however, deem the debate altogether irrelevant. However, for a younger generation of artists, new technologies contribute to a new understanding of the scope of authenticity.
“Never again shall a single story be told as though it were the only one.”
Having a body is not always easy. The body often is a battle scene of romances, exotic parasites, obscure sexuality and uncertainty.
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, the biggest change comes with developments in media and the complicated relation between war and its image. The most decisive victories take place not on the battlegrounds anymore, but on our own screens.
Even the establishment is a temporary concept. The systems that keep the economy and society in one piece are always challenged by other ideas or alternatives. Total anarchy or a new system, a serious explanation of the economic crisis or an absurdist fiction – this program provides no answers whatsoever.