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#074 Cyborgs

Curated by Jakub Sepesi.

Jakub created this programme in 2019 as part of his internship at IMPAKT, inspired by IMPAKT Festival 2014: Soft Machines.

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 cybernetic organism.

As our organic world is increasingly being reshaped by technological advancements, researchers and artists imagined what a cybernetic organism of the future could be like. Will we have to modify and improve our bodies to match the capabilities of technology? Does the future hold the dystopian world, where our meddling with what is possible left us in a dystopian world, or are we going to embrace the future and enter the next evolutionary stage as mechanic Adam and Eve?

Films in this programme

Cable Xcess
Kristin Lucas
(US 1996, 4:35 mins)
Cable Xcess is a public service announcement/infomercial which informs viewers about the consequences of long term exposure to...
Extensions
Hans op de Beek
(BE 2009, 10:58 mins)
In terms of content, the animated film 'Extensions' deals with cultural and subcultural rituals, science and technology as extensions...
Metalosis Maligna
Floris Kaayk
(NL 2006, 7:27 mins)
Metalosis Maligna is a fictional documentary about a disease that affects patients with medical implants. Metalosis Maligna occurs when...
Refusnik
John Butler
(UK 2013, 8:19 mins)
An infomercial about the latest technological developments which can compensate for man’s inadequacy.
The Modular Body
Floris Kaayk
(NL 2016, 0:41 mins, trailer)
The Modular Body is an online science fiction story about the creation of OSCAR, a living organism built from human cells. Its inventor...
Hyper-Reality
Keiichi Matsuda
(CO 2016, 6:15 mins)
Hyper-Reality is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical...