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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

In 2006, the IMPAKT Festival took place in August for a change. We had included many outdoor activities to give the festival a real summertime feeling. You could barbecue every evening at the AV-BBQ, while some remarkable films were screened in the open air. In the Floating Cinema, you could watch films while sailing through the canals of Utrecht. Every afternoon, there was an Audio Picnic with live music in the garden of the Centraal Museum.

Apart from all these outdoor projects, the IMPAKT Festival also included the first Dutch solo exhibition of the Swiss artist Olaf Breuning. The visual artis Hans Op de Beeck from Belgium gave a general overview of his works in two film programs. In a number of film programs; we paid attention to Street Art.

The music program was as varied as ever, including not only breakcore, dubstep and minimal techno, but also a performance by the Englishman Philip Jeck that was accompanied by the old soviet film Battleship Potemkin. The slightly weird Apparat Organ Quartet from Iceland gave a concert on the opening night. To top it all, the FEED project by Kurt Hentschläger from Austria immersed visitors in a unique audiovisual experience that was unforgettable.

All this and more was seen, heard and experienced at the IMPAKT Festival 2006, August 23-27.