Impakt returns to Utrecht

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So much to look forward to in Utrecht!

IMPAKT will be holding a mini-festival:

Augment and Disrupt

On 1, 2 and 3 March Augment and Disrupt will take place in Utrecht. This 3-day mini-festival will address various urgent topics in the interactions between art, society and technology. From the contested territories of new digital platforms to the future of the interface. The mini-festival will include panels, screenings, live performances and exhibition tours.

Mini-festival 1 – 3 March

Het Huis Utrecht, Boorstraat 107, Utrecht

An Exhibition will run along side this 9 February – 17 March at IMPAKT, Center for Media Culture, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht

March 1

DAY ONE:

Contested Territories

Featuring

 ART <3 MEDIA IN EUROPE

11.00 – 12.00

 Media art in Europe: festivals, labs, exhibitions, residency programs. A presentation by the eleven EMAP Members organizations.

TRUTH THAT LIES

12:00 – 13:30

Tour of the Truth that Lies Exhibition at IMPAKT Center for Media Culture

GAMING THE REAL WORLD

12:00 – 13:30

Can games change the world? Join us for the screening of Gaming the Real World, a documentary about the possibility of using city building games such as Minecraft for solving our urban problems and creating better cities.

Screening: Gaming the Real World (Anders Eklund, 2016, Sweden, 73 mins)

VIRTUAL AGORAS: CAN GAMES CHANGE THE WORLD?

14:00 – 15:30

How we can change the debate around games to allow for their potential for creating understanding and compassion as well new prospects for resistance?

Panel with Wouter Moraal (artist, NL), Marc Schuilenburg (VU University Amsterdam, NL), Marloes de Valk (artist, NL), Lesley Taker (FACT Liverpool, UK). Moderator: Kristoffer Gansing (transmediale, DE).

UNDERSTANDING DATAPOLIS: HOW DATA AFFECTS THE CITY AND ITS CITIZENS

16:00 – 17:30

Artists and researchers explore how art can help illuminate the way data is harvested, used and exploited in the urban environment and consequently its increasing influence on citizens and politics.

Panel with Vito Boeckx (artist NL), Nanna Verhoeff and Sigrid Merx (Utrecht University, NL), DISNOVATION.ORG (Maria Roszkowska & Nicolas Maigret) (artists, FR/PL via video), Minna Tarkka (m-cult, FI). Moderator: Arjon Dunnewind (NL)

TRUTH THAT LIES

18:30 – 19:30

Tour of the Truth that Lies Exhibition at IMPAKT Center for Media Culture

GAMING THE REAL WORLD

18:30 – 20:00

Can games change the world? Join us for the screening of Gaming the Real World, a documentary about the possibility of using city building games such as Minecraft for solving our urban problems and creating better cities.

Screening: Gaming the Real World (Anders Eklund, 2016, Sweden, 73 mins)

OPERATION JANE WALK

20:30 – 22:00

A live online performance and virtual city tour of Manhattan, NY, by Leonard Müllner (AT) and Robin Klengel (AT), organised in collaboration with D.R.E.A.M. (RAUM) and introduced by Martijn de Waal (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, NL)

 

March 2

DAY TWO:

Future Interfaces

Featuring

How the future of the interface connects to discussions regarding agency and our relation to technology companies and providers.

WE ARE DATA

14.00 – 15.30

With each gesture we make and every act we undertake we transfer information, information that is part of our interaction with the people that are close to us and with the institutions and concepts that define our society. What will happen now that the way these systems function is determined more and more by artificial intelligence and algorithms?

Short film programme with work by Čeněk Zahradníček, Harun Farocki, Alain Resnais, Brian den Hartog, H5, Keiichi Matsuda and Peter Weibel & Hotel Morphila Orchester

YOUR INTERFACE, MY AGENCY

16.00 – 17.30

Who will design, produce and control the interfaces of the future? How can we maintain agency on these new platforms and intermediates that we will be so dependent on?

Panel with Joana Moll (artist, ES), Sander Veenhof (artist, NL), Tobias Revell (curator, UK), Heracles Papatheodorou (Onassis Stegi, Athens, GR)

TRUTH THAT LIES

18.30 – 19.30

Tour of the Truth that Lies Exhibition at IMPAKT Center for Media Culture

WE ARE DATA

18.30 – 20.00

With each gesture we make and every act we undertake we transfer information, information that is part of our interaction with the people that are close to us and with the institutions and concepts that define our society. What will happen now that the way these systems function is determined more and more by artificial intelligence and algorithms?

Short film programme with work by Čeněk Zahradníček, Harun Farocki, Alain Resnais, Brian den Hartog, H5, Keiichi Matsuda and Peter Weibel & Hotel Morphila Orchester

THE BODY EXTENDED

20.30 – 22.00

How Interfaces as extensions of our bodies can increase our capabilities, create social coherence or allow marginalized people to participate more fully in our society

Performance lecture by Marianna Maruyama (artist, NL/US/IT) and panel with Veronika Liebl, Ars Electronica (AT), New Em

 

March 3

DAY THREE:

Future Interfaces & Art ♥ Media

Featuring

PANEL: SCHOOL OF NON-HUMANS

14:00 – 15:30

How do we talk to our machines and other intelligences? If an interface is the place or mode of interaction between human and technology, or between two entities, expanding the notion of communication to other, non-human systems creates possibilities of understanding and new dialogues previously not open to us.

Panel with Tiziano Derme & Daniela Mitterberger (artists, IT/AT), Margherita Pevere (artist, IT/DE), Olga Majcen (Kontejner, Zagreb HR). Moderated by Barbara Perea and Jan Adriaans (main curators IMPAKT Festival 2019 Speculative Interfaces).

PANEL: MAKING MUSEUMS FUTURE PROOF

16:00 – 17:30

How can we support presentations of art works that use digital media in museums and other contemporary art showcases? And how can we use new digital technologies to deepen the experience of the audiences of art events?

Panelists and moderator will be announced soon

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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