IMPAKT & NFF Exhibition: Interactive Expo

24 September 2018
— 4 October 2018
12:00 — 20:00

Location: IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture

For the occasion of the Dutch Film Festival you will be able to experience the new interactive installation Long Faces by former IMPAKT resident artist Douwe Dijkstra and media artist Dries Depoorter, on view from 28 September until 4 October at IMPAKT as part of the Interactive Expo. Alongside the installation at IMPAKT, in the Academiegalerie you will be able to see the ten interactive media productions that have been nominated for the Gouden Kalf for best interactive work. The works will be shown as part of this year’s theme of the interactive programme of the Dutch Film Festival: Our Brave New World, during which the hopeful, Utopian and dark facets of new image and media technologies will be examined.

Long Faces is an interactive installation by Belgian artist Dries Depoorter and Dutch film maker Douwe Dijkstra. It is an artwork that consists of a photo booth in which you can take pictures of yourself and your friends. Along with cold hard cash, your sad look and social media identity will be your currency. This photo booth only accepts photos in which the subject looks sad. The captured photos will be part of a simultaneous video work that is a real-time combination of the photo booth’s reality and the online world.

Long Faces is an installation that provides you with a classic selfie, but only if it can really take a look at you with today’s technological methods.

Make sure to join us on 22 September for the Impakt Event: Life in a Virtual Panopticon, during which Douwe Dijkstra and Dries Depoorter give a preview of the work.

Long Faces was made as a collaboration between IMPAKT and the Dutch Film Festival, and has been made possible by a financial contribution by the Dutch Film Fund, Mondriaan Fund, Prins Bernhard Culture Fund and the province of Utrecht.


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