New Year's Bal Masqué

Join the battle for the best virtual background and masks performance

28 January 2021
20:00 — 21:00

Location: Online programme

Celebrate the start of 2021 with IMPAKT’s New year Bal Masqué on 28 January from 20:00. Join us online, wear your most crazy digital or real masks and drink and party with us. Because we know you like a challenge we would like to throw down the gauntlet: can you come up with the most exceptional background and masks performance?

Join Zoom Ball Room:

Meeting ID: 913 3689 2951
Passcode: 095860

The highlight of the ball is the Virtual Background Battle for the best (virtual) costume and the most exceptional background and masks performance. We expect exceptional guests from all over the world at our party. There is a Best Dressed Guest Award, a Best Guest Performance Award and you can request a Spotlight Moment if you want to be centre stage for a moment. Friso Wiersum will be the MC for the night.

Whether you take up the battle, or prefer to be part of the influential audience jury, you are most welcome to toast on the new year with us!

How does it work:
Join our Virtual Background Battle as an individual or with a team. You compete against other participants using the virtual background options of Zoom, mask option of Snap Camera and whatever else you can think of, to create the most creative or crazy spectacle.
You can use one of the off-the-shelve Zoom backgrounds (a sunny beach maybe? Or the Northern lights?) but we would also love to see you use your own videos as background and mix them with snapchat filters. Here you can find an easy guide on how to do this.

We have goodies for you!! We make some unique custom-made masks for you to activate in Snap Camera!


These are the battle participants:

  • Viola van Alphen (Manifestations Eindhoven, NL)
  • Tanya Akhmetgalieva (Media Art Lab Moskou, RU)
  • Käkefon-Collectiv (Jacco Borggreve, Valentin Kleine, Leon Lapa Pereira, NL)
  • Pinar Yoldas (artist, VS / TR)
  • oneseconds (artist collective, NL)
  • The Hmm, NL
  • Roos Groothuizen and Cyanne van den Houten (artist collective Telemagic, NL)
  • WeAlgo (NL)

At each round, it is the audience who decides who has the best costume. The winner will be IMPAKT’s undisputed “Virtual Background Champion 2021”!

Or just enjoy the show and have a drink with us…
Even if you prefer not to battle, we need you as a jury! After the battle we will have time to chat and party in our virtual bar with bar-host Andrej, who already hosted our legendary digital bar at the last IMPAKT Festival 2020 Zero Footprint.

Here is the access to our Zoom Ball Room:
Meeting ID: 913 3689 2951
Passcode: 095860


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