IMPAKT FESTIVAL 2009
The 20th edition of the IMPAKT Festival will take place from October 14 to October 18. And it is not entirely coincidental that this anniversary edition of the festival focuses on the experience of time.The Accelerated Living programme of the festival explores the ways in which we experience time and speed, and the ways in which our experience changes under the influence of social and technological developments.
For the Accelerated Living programma, IMPAKT invited two guest curators: Stoffel Debuysere (Belgium) and María Palacios Cruz (Spain). As festival curators, they have compiled an exciting programme, which casts light on the festival theme from a wide variety of angles.The programme features concerts, performances, screenings, new media, a conference and an exhibition. It comprises a broad range of styles, genres and approaches to time, from dubstep to documentary, from time dimensions turned inside out to 24-hour performances and double-quick film editing, from a brand new digital opera produced especially for the festival and Internet projects to gems from avantgarde history.
Next to the thematic programme of Accelerated Living, the Festival features the annual Panorama programme, which provides an overview of cutting edge film and video productions from the international exhibition and festival circuit. For a period of five days, the city of Utrecht will be the centre stage for important trends and new visions within our contemporary media culture.
Submerge and refuel.
Arjon Dunnewind, Festival Director.