OPENING: SIMONE NIQUILLE & JENNA SUTELA
Location: Het Huis
Simone Niquille: The Fragility of Life
With a special introduction by artist Simone Niquille (CHE), Impakt presents the Dutch premiere of The Fragility of Life, a short film following Teresa Barnwell, a Hillary Clinton impersonator, in the final days leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. Afterwards, the festival will be opened by Arjon Dunnewind (general director) and Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell (curators).
Performance Jenna Sutela
Jenna Sutela (FI) gives a performance to accompany her new work Extremophile (2017). This installation considers the idea of embodied cognition, presenting an audiovisual and narrative zoom from outer space to inside our gut. The realisation to be interconnected with wider environments marks a shift in perspective. This work is a co-commission with Serpentine Galleries (GB) and Goethe-Institut London for their Guest, Ghost, Host: Machine! Marathon in early October and will be on show in Fotodok/Casco.
SIMONE NIQUILLE― Artist
Simone C. Niquille is a Swiss graphic designer and researcher. Her practice investigates the representation of identity without a body, the digitisation of biomass and the increasingly omnipresent optic gaze of everyday objects. She has written a column on technology, body modification and privacy for Sang Bleu, is part of design research collective Space Caviar in Genova Italy and is Tutor at the Architectural Association London.
JENNA SUTELA― Artist
Jenna Sutela’s installations, text and sound performances seek to identify and react to precarious social and material moments, often in relation to technology. Most recently, she has been researching and working with Physarum polycephalum, the single-celled yet “many-headed” slime mold. Sutela’s project called Orgs juxtaposes the organism with organizational and spiritual charts.