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#084 Curated by Le Guess Who

Le Guess Who the Utrecht festival for fringe music will not take place this year, because of the Corona pandemic. Instead of their normal festival the...

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#083 NATURE VS HUMANS?

The relationship between humans and nature is complex and is central in this programme; opposites that resonate with enemies, while sometimes we become one,...

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#082 Love in the Time of Corona

With this Open Call for Works, IMPAKT offers artists a platform to show their work in the time of Corona. These four works have been selected in the...

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#081 Open Call for Works

With the Open Call for Works, IMPAKT offers artists the opportunity to show their work on the IMPAKT Channel in the time of Corona. These four works have...

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#080 WE ARE DATA

With each gesture we make and every act we undertake we transfer information, information that is part of our interaction with the people that are close to...

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#079 SOFT MACHINES

The films in the Soft Machines filmprogramme explore the intersection of affect and machines, taking the concept of empathy as both its content and form....

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#078 A Manifold of Maybes

The existential uncertainty posed by the open-endedness of the future seems to be of all times and places. Everywhere people look for omens of good fortune...

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#077 Stardom

The star system was the method of creating, promoting and exploiting stars in Hollywood films. Movie studios would select promising actors and glamorize and...

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#076 Nothing Replaces Work

Despite the fact that more and more work can be done by AI and algorithms, and physical labor is making way for service work, exhaustion seems more...

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#075 Homo Ludens: Man the Player

Games are often seen as a sphere apart or an escape from reality, but is that really true? This program shows the many ways in which game and play are...

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#074 Cyborgs

With the focus on the concept of the cyborg, which is a being with both organic and mechanic parts, this program explores different conceptions of a...

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#073 Systematic Review

A valuable trait of the human species is our ability to collect, systematize, constantly upgrade and distribute information for the purpose of creating...

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#072 Arteries of Asphalt, Veins of Steel

In the mid-1960s, as the automobile began to reshape European infrastructure on an unprecedented scale. The Swedish Geographer Torsten Hägerstrand first...

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#071 Lamina of the Land

Passing through space, transportational infrastructure crosses landscapes without seeming to interact with them.

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#070 I Shop Therefore I Am

In the 1920s Edward Bernays wondered how he could remove the negative connotations associated with the concept of propaganda, and deploy it in times of...

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#069 Divergent Histories, Dissonant Wars

“Never again shall a single story be told as though it were the only one.” John Berger.  

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#068 Love Stories

Gabriel García Márquez wrote his book ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ with a special focus on love in various ways. Friendships, marriage, and forbidden...

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#067 Hyper-real Warfare

Modern warfare rapidly fuses with high technologies. Smart missiles, lasers, drones and other weapons demonstrate horrifying, but at the same extent...

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#066 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...

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#065 Down the Rabbit Hole

Is the search for reality like an endless sliding-down-and-into the rabbit hole? Or, is it just a temporary tunnel that can lead to a more stable...

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#064 The Visual Manipulation Of The Mind

Moving images are, in their essence, a visual manipulation; a sequence of still images becomes a moving image.

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#063 Monsters

“Monsters are created to embody the fears and anxieties of being human.”

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#062 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 lives.

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#061 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 from success stories to...

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#060 Freefall Anthropology

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#058 ARCHEOLOGY OF THE PRESENT

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#057 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...

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#056 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 programme....

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#055 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.

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#054 AUTHENTICITY REVISITED

The aphorism “Authenticity is dead, long live authenticity!” proves vital in the prolific debate on authenticity in the post-digital age. Authenticity...

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#052 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,...

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#051 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 hell.’ These...

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#050 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...

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#049 THE GLAMOUR OF EVERYDAY LIFE

A rainy Sunday visit to a military air show, a transvestite’s lonely Christmas, projections of your mother on strangers and the ramifications of growing...

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#048 COOKING UP THE BIG BANG

Looking forward into the future has always tickled our imagination. Just like the idea that we are able to mould the future.

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#047 IT COMES WITH HORROR, ROMANCE AND NOSTALGIA

Homemade Horror and Kitchen Sink Dramas mixed with surrealistic scenes and a touch of nostalgia. In the background, echoes of youth memories and family...

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#046 (UN)BODILY BEHAVIOUR

Alongside a concrete ‘user manual’, the human body also knows fickleness. From hormonal issues and fears to annoying complaints; the inadequacy of our...

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#045 A FEW NOTES ON LIFE

Ironic and abundant reflections on our contemporary visual culture. What is authentic and why are we on this earth? A fair dose of unlicensed philosophy...

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#042 Order at the Border

Political, ideological or religious authority can face collective resistance which questions the concept of what is right. But resistance can also consist...

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#041 OVERPOWERED

A sense of comfort has a lot to do with a specific location. Man and nature often ruffle each other’s feathers, but sometimes unexpected harmony occurs.

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#040 SWEET HOME BARBARISM

Home is much more than where you grew up or where you live. This program consists of the romance and the horror of homeliness, trippy early memories and...

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#039 TO BEAT OR JOIN THE SYSTEM

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...

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#029 CIVILIZED SPACE

Every Place, be it virtual, private or public, is inspired by ideas of civilization. New developments in art and technology challenge these codes within a...

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#028 MANUALS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (1998)

This program is not to be approached in a normative sense: it is not our intention to indulge into futuristic prescriptions. When curating this program, no...

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#027 ONCE UPON A TIME IN MY MEMORY

Stories are a major influence on our memory. From storytellers right the way through to narrative Hollywood films, stories are always characterized by...

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#026 STAGED RELATIONS

The artificial relationships between cinema, theatre and the media are examined from a distance by artists and rearranged into a new configuration.

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#022 The Banality of Evil

Since at least Stanley Kubrick’s HAL (2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968) cinematic imagination has reveled in the techno-disaster narrative of the benevolent...

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#021 FOUND FOOTAGE

Found footage has popped up many times in the IMPAKT Festival’s repertoire throughout the 25 years of its existence. Most prominently, the Found Footage...

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