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Tuning the Sleeping Machine
David Sherman
(US 1996, 12:54 MIN)
A suggestion of a psycho-physical cinema, an emul­sive journey of hypnotic illusion. Fragments of unidentified and yet strangely...
Branded Dreams
Smack
(NL 2016, 2:13 MIN)
We see ads everyday and everywhere. They have become part of our life. While some people try to avoid seeing ads, advertisers keep...
Kassandra
Johanna Reich
(GER, 2008, 4:00 MIN)
Holes are cut into the projection enclosing the female head. The cutting of holes through the projection, through the fabric, through...
Targets
Benjamin Earl
(GB 2018, 6:22 MIN)
Microtargeting, a hyper-personal marketing technique to harvest personal data, has been proven to be of little to no effect. Targets...
HOTEL, The Box
Benjamin Nuel
(FR 2018, 11:14)
A community of Sims lives in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of a large, growing city. Everyone goes about their own...
Sitting in the Darkness
Graeme Arnfield
(UK 2015, 15:39)
Out of the darkness, a sound emerges. It echoes and drones. Terrified people take to the streets in search of its source. They get their...
Extinction Rebellion x Chernobyl
Ted Hunt
(UK 2019, 3:38)
In the final scene of the HBO series Chernobyl, the main character speaks of the toxic consequences of denial and inaction. Ted Hunt...
Involuntary Conversion
Jeanne C. Finley
(US 1991, 9:32)
The pentagon uses the term involuntary conversion to refer to a crash – a starting point for Finley to investigate bureaucratic...
Crossroads
Bruce Conner
(US 1976, 36 min)
In his iconic work, Bruce Conner turned declassified US National Archive footage of the Bikini Atoll bomb tests into an assemblage. Shot...
Nail Art Museum
Jeremy Bailey
(CA 2014, 5:53 min)
How can we use digital applications to create online personalities? As social media users, we are only too glad to play starring roles...
Face it! (Cast yourself™)
Michael Brynntrup
(DE 2007, 4:00 min)
Face It! (Cast Your Self™) consists of photographs collected from personal profiles of gay chat rooms on the internet. All images are...
7.) I Spill My Guts Everyday For Nothing
Kirsten Stoltman
(US 2015, 7:48 min)
A portrait of the artist spilling her guts with a blank expression on her face. A self-confessional meditation, equal parts comic and...
AGENDA
Amalia Ulman
(ES/AR 2018, 8:00min)
Amalia Ulman’s work addresses fluid identities in the post- digital era when sincerity can be both authentic and ironic. AGENDA is a...
Easy Rider
Pilvi Takala
(FI/NL 2006, 4:35 min)
Easy Rider takes place on a tram in Amsterdam, where a young man is asking a bit too much from a stranger. In only a few minutes the...
11 fragments of Japan (excerpt)
Paulien Oltheten
(NL/JP 2009, 9:23 min)
For the video ’11 fragments of Japan’, Paulien Oltheten really shows how she gets things done. She does this by asking people to...
Haysha Royko
Miranda July
(US 2003, 4:00 min)
Miranda July demonstrates a remarkable eye for the extraordinary in daily life in this short video piece. In Hay-sha Royko, three people...
Luftgitarre
Alexander Herzog
(DE 2004, 4:21 min)
Twelve persons performing air guitar in urban surroundings.The sound, a composition of guitar samples, is combined with ultra dynamic...
The Box
Jes Benstock
(UK 1996, 5:01 min)
The Box shows the estrangement one can feel when the world around them is moving too fast and no one seems to take the time to stand...
Public Spaces
Martijn Veldhoen
(NL 2006, 11:01 min)
Once ‘public space’ was a clear concept. It was a kind democratic medium that could be accessed by everyone, safely and freely...
Eine Kurzstrecke
Jeroen Kooijmans
(NL 2000, 3:01 min)
“I was in Berlin for a working period of 1 month and searching for German humor. Eventually I made a short movie in the daily...
The Prediction Machine
Marleine van der Werf
(NL 2015, 15:11)
De Lange leads the ‘Predictive Brain Lab’ at Radboud University and his research focuses on how the predictions we continually make...
See a Dog, Hear a Dog
Jesse McLean
(US 2016, 17:40)
This film probes the limits and possibilities of communication. Can we ever truly communicate with a machine, with a nonhuman animal,...
Decay Part III: Body Conscious
Ann Hirsch
(US 2014, 10:37)
A film that deals with how various media technologies can potentially influence us to start thinking of ways to shape our online or...
Losing Sleep
Douglas Porter
(CA 1996, 14:27)
LOSING SLEEP presents interview footage of a self-confessed computer hacker who is struggling with chronic insomnia. His work on the...
Black Sea Files
Ursula Biemann
(CH 2005, 43:51 min)
In this video, Biemann sees Black Sea as not merely a geographical location but a geo-political space in which transnational oil...
River
Mike Stubbs
(UK 2000, 14:40 min)
In this video installation, Stubbs strikingly juxtaposes multi-layered spaces of the British city Hull in the face of regeneration...
The Romanians (Live Like a King)
Heidrun Holzfeind
(AT 2002, 14:01 min)
Holzfeind’s documentary style video artwork addresses the wider social and political phenomena of globalisation by diving into the...
Squattertown (episode 1), 1st Man Down
Marco Sparmberg
(HK 2011, 07:05 min)
The web video series transplants a dystopian Western to the rooftops of Hong Kong. Drawing from the two hallmark film movements: the...
On the BG Track. 03
Krassimir Terzeiv
(BG 2002, 6:57)
On the BG Track. 03 compares the urban spaces of Sofia with Hollywood film dialogues which portray Bulgarian culture, customs and...
Fire Fly
Caroline Kamya
(UG/CN 2011, 16:00 min)
For the director, it was her first visit to China. That is why she chose a kind of fairytale, since for her a fairytale has universal...
Buyer Walker Rover aka. Then There (Yiwu)
Amalia Ulman
(ES 2019, 15:18 min)
Buyer Walker Rover depicts the journey of a Spanish girl Anna who came to Yiwu in search of dreams alone. The video with its multiple...
5 lessons and 9 questions about Chinatown
Shelly Silver
(US 2009, 10:00 min)
Combining documentaries and animations, this film presents how the historical facts, including Chinese Exclusion Act and racial...
The Wallraff Method
Thierry Geoffroy
(DK 2005, 3:53 min)
“Are you busy? Can I borrow your hat so I look like you?” The artist tried to investigate what is the best nationality to integrate...
David Harvey: The Crises of Capitalism
RSA Animate, David Harvey
(UK 2010, 11:10)
In this RSA Animate, radical social theorist David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that...
Human Trial
Butler Brothers
(UK 2005, 4:37)
An extraordinary rendition to a chamber of commerce.
Supposed To
Aleesa Cohene
(CA 2006, 7:26)
Supposed To examines how work in a capitalist system divides us from ourselves. Work often succeeds at limiting our individual agency...
Optimizer Customizer
Jan van Nuenen
(NL 2002, 12:09)
A feminine machine, over-stuffed with the most modern nano-technology, proceeds her endless repeating task. When something goes wrong, a...
Hooray the Economy is Booming!
Mark O'Connell
(US 1997, 3:31)
Manifestoon
Jesse Drew
(US 1995, 9:11)
Marx meets Mickey Mouse in this now-classic cartoon version of the Communist Manifesto.
Monsieur Tête
Jan Lencia
(FR, 1959, 12:46 min)
An experimental and intellectual animated film which represents the last effort of Giannalberto Bendazzi.
Golden Bowl, or Repression
Chris Kraus, US 1988, 12:23
In The Golden Bowl, or Repression, inspired partly by the Henry James novel, you can feel the hangover of 70’s New York: bankruptcy,...
Art Parade
M.M. Serra, US 2011, 5:33
Art Parade is a meditation on staring and display, and on the ambiguous energies that emanate from both. Much of the film is dominated...
The Abortion Diaries
Penny Lane, US 2005, 30:14
The Abortion Diaries gives voice to an important but silenced community: women who have had abortions. Over a million American women...
L’Amour Fou
M.M. Serra, US 1992, 16:36
A curious meditation on the pleasures and terrors of s/m, in which interviews with enthusiasts collide with choice porn clips, Fleisher...
Me and Rubyfruit
Sadie Benning, US, 1990, 5:30
Based on a novel by Rita Mae Brown, Me and Rubyfruit chronicles the enchantment of teenage lesbian love against a backdrop of...
A SHORT STORY
IBRO HASANOVIC
(FRANCE 2011, 10:20 MINS.)
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. A prophetic story – handed down from generation to generation –...
FWD: UPDATE ON MY LIFE
NICKY TAVARES
(UNITED STATES 2010, 28:00 MINS.)
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Bittersweet portrait of a drastic development in the real and online...
AND I WILL RISE IF ONLY TO HOLD YOU DOWN
JENNIFER REEDER
(UNITED STATES 2012, 24:30 MINS.)
Simultaneously theatrical and dry, this film tells a brief story about a family. Although it, at first, appears to abide by the rules it...
DOOR GAMES WINDOW FRAMES: NEAR DRAMA
LINDA CHIU-HAN LAI
(CHINA 2012, 11:13 MINS.)
A hypnotic, triple screen video collage consisting of iconic images from cinema history, though not from Hollywood, but from Hong Kong...
DAS BADEZIMMER
BJØRN MELHUS
(GERMANY 2011, 5:15 MINS)
Alfred Hitchcock himself dubbed the German trailer for “Psycho” (1960). With a heavy English accent he transported viewers to a very...
DONOR
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Donor examines the new psychological terrain full quantification of the...
HOST
KRISTIN LUCAS
(UNITED STATES 1997, 7:41 MINS.)
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. In this video, Lucas performs characters on both sides of the screen....
WAYSTATION
HALFLIFERS
(USA 1996, 4:50 MINS.)
A strange Good Samaritan figure in a vivid red suit takes pity on a retching soldier who drags himself through the vile green, almost...
INVOLUNTARY CONVERSION
JEANNE C. FINLEY
(UNITED STATES 1991, 9:00 MINS.)
In a time of “permanent pre-hostility”(peace) where an “energetic disassembly”(nuclear explosion) is imminent, a disembodied...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN LUCY
TXUSPO POYO
(SPAIN 1995,15:52 MINS.)
In an era of post-ecological sustainability, where our planet is running out of basic resources, humanity turns to the wide expanse of...
THE SOPHISTICATED NEANDERTHAL INTERVIEW
NATHANIEL MELLORS
(UNITED STATES 2014, 23:20 MINS.)
A humoristic dialogue between a Neanderthal and a bit of an idiot from our time, questions the actual origin of human evolution.
RECKONING 3
KENT LAMBERT
(UNITED STATES 2014, 11:14 MINS.)
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Using the visual material that Lambert collected during two years of...
PINGITAN
ORIZON ASTONIA
(INDONESIA 2013, 13:54 MINS.)
A traditional marriage is preceded by a period of isolation, but two young Indonesians lovers can’t be stopped.
THING
ANOUK DE CLERCQ
(THE NETHERLANDS 2013, 18:00 MINS.)
Unfortunately this video is no longer available on the Impakt Channel. An architect attempts to design a city in his imagination....
JABAL HADROH, JABAL AL JANNAH (GREEN MOUNTAIN, HEAVEN MOUNTAIN)
OTTY WIDASARI
(INDONESIA 2013, 9:20 MINS.)
The Impact of massive Arab tourism in West Java is shown in the documentation of a park, where women must be escorted at all times....
BLOOD & CINNAMON
STEVE REINKE & JESSIE MOTT
(UNITED STATES 2010, 5:26 MINS.)
Fully fledged commentary on an inexplicable catch. The fear of a possible diabolic birth causes unrest in the animal community.
ROZMOWA
PIOTR SULKOWKSI
(POLAND 2011, 16:30 MINS.)
A complex long-distance relationship between two people both of whom have a home base they cannot leave.
HYPERCRISIS
JOSEF DABERNIG
(AUSTRIA 2011, 17:00 MINS.)
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. A micro society that exudes social, political and creative crisis. A...
N’ÊTRE
OLFA BEN ALI
(FRANCE 2012, 11:42 MINS.)
Unfortunately this video is no longer available on the Impakt channel but you can watch a trailer here. A personal portrait of a place...
OFAEDDUR UNGI
KATRIN OLAFSDOTTIR
(ICELAND 2011, 10:08 MINS.)
A familiar environment as the idyllic point of departure for an escape from reality.
METEOR
CHRISTOPH GIRARDET & MATTHIAS MÜLLER
(GERMANY 2011, 14:52 MINS.)
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Nostalgic excerpts of fiction, fairytales and vintage science fiction...
CLEAN YOUR ROOM
PEOPLE LIKE US
(UNITED KINGDOM 2011, 3:00 MINS.)
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see it here. Using very recognisable source material, this...
HARVEST
An odd event in an olive grove: one of the trees starts a revolt. As the spontaneous protest spreads, a police squad rallies through the...
UNBOXING EDEN
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see an excerpt here. A Youtube collage about snake owners...
ZIMA
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see an excerpt here. How do you manage to survice the...
NATURE HOUSE INC.
A nesting box builder in a small town in the Midwest is thriving thanks to the fact that some 1 million Americans now want to offer the...
HEATHER’S DREAM
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel. Surreal events shot using Polaroids and Super-8 film. A doctor (Udo...
THE TIGER’S MIND
Unfortunately this video is not available on the Impakt Channel, but you can see a trailer here. A conceptual detective film against the...
Cable Xcess
Kristin Lucas
(US 1996, 4:35 mins)
Cable Xcess is a public service announcement/infomercial which informs viewers about the consequences of long term exposure to...