Impakt Festival

Impakt Festival 2016, October 26 – 30

24 October 2016

Curators Barbara Cueto & Bas Hendrikx present Utrecht’s Impakt Festival 2016, opening October 26 and running to October 30.

The theme this year is ‘Authenticity?’ and ‘How To Stay Cool in the Post-Digital Age’. Bringing together diverse perspectives on these concepts from arts and technology, the event will be host to a long line-up of events, exhibitions, screenings, performances and talks that will respond to the way we present ourselves against the backdrop of a growing desire to remain authentic within a time where authorship is becoming increasingly irrelevant and indefinable.

Some notable events include three different screenings by Ben Rivers, performance (A)ROMA))NCE by Peter Sattler & Kristinn Gedmundsson, a lecture by Rob Horning on authenticity and domination, and exhibition Authenticity is Dead, Long Live Authenticity, featuring work by Oliver Laric, Amalia Ulman and Elise van Mourik, among many others.

See the Impakt Festival website for details.**

Ben Rivers, 'The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are not Brothers' (2016). Film still. Courtesy the artist + Impakt Festival, Utrecht.
Ben Rivers, ‘The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are not Brothers’ (2016). Film still. Courtesy the artist + Impakt Festival, Utrecht.
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Impakt Festival 2015 @ Utrecht, Oct 28 – Nov 1

28 October 2015

The five-day multimedia Impakt Festival 2015 takes over the Dutch city of Utrecht and its Theater Kikker from October 28 to November 1.

This year’s festival, titled The Future of the Past, investigates “perceptions of past, present and future in a time when information is constantly recorded, be it consciously or unconsciously” through a series of exhibitions, lectures and screenings throughout Utrecht.

The festival kicks off with a sold-out Daan Roosegaarde event on October 28, followed by one with author and New Republic editor Evgeny Morozov on October 29, a group exhibition featuring Morozov along with Evan Roth and Olia Lialina among others on October 30, another with Cécile B. Evans among others on October 31, and the last group show with Egge van der Poel and others on November 1.

See the festival website for details. **


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