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Betweter Festival

Explore tomorrow’s world together with researchers and artists

1 October 2021
— 2 October 2021
19:00 — 02:00


Location: TivoliVredenburg
15,-

The Betweter Festival is back on 1 October! At Betweter you can explore tomorrow’s world together with researchers and artists. This year IMPAKT will again be presenting some remarkable works at the festival: Jeroen van Loon’s video installation Fake News, and Nadine Roestenburg’s offline dating experience Finder.

Fake News shows Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg being questioned before the US Senate, with ample use of Instagram face filters. The work is a visual criticism of fake news, Facebook users’ privacy and the possible future regulation of Facebook. Finder takes online dating back to the physical world: at Betweter you can wear a brightly coloured button to show you’re single, and flirt to your heart’s content. A foretaste of the forthcoming IMPAKT festival 2021 Modern Love.

The Betweter Festival is for all those who want to know how the world works, and enjoy new experiences and a sense of wonderment. Researchers, artists and visitors will meet in a relaxed festival setting to think about tomorrow’s world and today’s big questions – with unexpected scientific stories, music, live experiments, art and film.

The Betweter Festival is organised by Utrecht University. In 2021 the university and its teaching hospital (UMC) are together celebrating 385 years of science and research in the city. Other partners include the Dutch Research Council, Utrecht’s University of the Arts, University of Humanistic Studies and TivoliVredenburg music centre, Eindhoven University of Technology, and Wageningen University & Research.

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