IMPAKT TV with Guido van der Werve

On the futility and the beauty of existence

14 April 2022
20:00 — 21:00

Location: Online: Planet IMPAKT

On 14 April the artist Guido van der Werve will be our guest on IMPAKT TV, a series of monthly online events in which we will be looking at our guests’ work and reflecting with them on current trends and news in art, technology and the media. Guido van der Werve works at the boundaries between performance, conceptual art and film, with Romanticism, nature and the sublime never far away.

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Over the past twenty years, Guido van der Werve has built up a set of internationally famous video works. The main themes include humour, classical music and extreme physical exertion. In his best-known work, Nummer acht, everything is going to be alright (2007), he can be seen as a solitary figure trudging along on a vast expanse of ice, with a huge icebreaker approaching from behind; or else he is running around his house for twelve hours without stopping, or standing at the North Pole for 24 hours with the earth revolving beneath his feet, or completing a 1,700-kilometre triathlon – between the church in Warsaw where Chopin’s heart is buried and his official grave in Paris. Guido van der Werve’s poetic films are about not only the pointlessness of existence, but also its beauty.

A major retrospective exhibition of his work (Palpable futility) can now be seen at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, from 12 February to 29 May 2022. Currently he is working on his first feature length film.

Tune in on 14 April from 20:00h at Planet IMPAKT.

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Every month we invite an artist, journalist, researcher or writer to discuss their work and the latest news and trends in art, tech and media, must-see exhibitions and events.
IMPAKT TV is live-streamed every first Thursday of the month at

The IMPAKT TV editorial team consists of Arjon Dunnewind (General Director at IMPAKT), Michelle Franke (head of PR at IMPAKT), Friso Wiersum (European Cultural Foundation, Expodium) and Rosa Wevers (PhD candidate Gender Studies at Utrecht University). Read more about IMPAKT TV

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– LIVESTREAM: During the event you can ask live questions via the chat
– EXTRA CONTENT: On Planet IMPAKT you will also find extra content, links and articles to dive deeper into the themes.
– ROOFTOP BAR: After the event you are very much welcome to join us in the Rooftop bar for some aftertalk.
– ONE WEEK ACCESS: Your online ticket gives you 1 week exclusive access to the re-watch of the event.

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