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Subject : Impakt Festival 2002 is now online !
From : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@impakt.nl
Date : 2002/10/25
Link : http://www.impakt.nl/

The website of the Impakt Festival 2002 is now online:
The site is completely bilingual (English/Dutch)

29 Oct. - 3 Nov.

Former Court Building - Hamburgerstraat 28 and Cinema ‚t Hoogt and Concert Hall De Vloer in Utrecht, The Netherlands

From 29 October Ų 3 November the Impakt festival will be experiencing its 13th edition.
The interdisciplinary character will be further emphasised at the coming festival.
Various nights during the festival will present programmes which combine the new media, visual arts, music, film and video.

The principal parts of the Impakt Festival 2002 are:
Panorama new media program with a selection of net-art and CD-roms
The couch.club, where artists present and discuss their work
The exhibition őEncounters‚,
The film, video and lecture programme őWorld Perfect‚,
The film/video programme őPanorama‚
and the music programme.

The new media program features a selection of outstanding net.art and CD-Roms by artists like Igor Stromajer/MC Brane [Slovenia], Michael Janoschek/Rüdiger Schlömer [Germany], David Still [UK], Peter Mühlfriedel & Tim Büsing [Germany], Michael Aschauer/Maia Gusberti/ Sepp Deinhofer/Nik Thoenen [Austria], Thor Magnussen & Enrike Hurtado [DK/UK], Michelle Glaser/ Andrew Hutchison/ Marie-Louise Xavier [Australia], Jim Punk [France], Sacha Graf [Switzerland].

The couch.club
Artists from various parts of the festival program will enlighten their work and discuss topics like Art and Voyeurism, the Performative Aspects in Media Art and the Signature of Music Software.
Moderators: Ine Poppe, Maria Pask and Derek Holzer.

The exhibition‚s emphasis is on the presentation of names from the contemporary international art circuit who are currently the focus of interest and there is room for less well-known young, talented artists. These include: Eija Liisa Ahtila (FIN), Jeroen Eisinga (NL), Wineke Gartz (NL), Serge Onnen (NL), Aēda Ruilova (USA) and Kenny Macleod (NL).
Works which seek to link tangible, physical spaces and non-physical content will be central to this exhibition. Among other things, this will be expressed in works which appeals to the personal or political dimensions of a space, human body space and its relationship with the mind or space as the immediate reflection of the mind. Besides existing work, the exhibition will also showcase new site-specific work.

Film, Video and Lecture Programme
World Perfect
This year, guest curator Florian Wüst compiled the film and lecture programme őThoughts about the future Ų Utopias and Dystopias‚ for the Impakt festival. The programme utopias and dystopias and the role they play in past and present from various perspectives. The West‚s industrialised position in the world, globalisation and population growth are just some of the themes which will be examined. őUtopias and dystopias, dreams and terrifying visions of future societies which most clearly formulate ideas on this subject‚, states Wüst.
The film and video programmes, and lectures will pay attention to thoughts on progress, the abuse of ideals or emotions of insecurity and the government and media‚s role in all this.
The programme includes work by: MVRDV [NL], Alexander Hahn [CH], Stan Vanderbeek [USA], Rotraut Pape [D], Chris Cunningham [UK], Mike Hoolboom [CDN], Tobias Bernstrup [S], Aleesa Cohene [CDN].

An annual part of Impakt is the Panorama programme which provides an overview of the latest developments in audiovisual art. Every year, Impakt receives well over 2,400 submissions for the Panorama programme from all over the world. These include film, video and new media.
In the end, only a small percentage of these make it into the festival programme.
The selection process examines the submissions for originality, uniqueness and the manner in which the work relates to contemporary developments and problems in modern art.
This year works by artists including: Igor Sevcuk (NL), Emily Richardson (UK), Lara Lin (USA), Corinna Schnitt (D) and Donnigan Cumming (CAN) have been selected for the Panorama programme.

This year, the music programme will pay attention to current movements within the jungle genre, the latest generation of electronic music artists and influence of hip-hop. The music programming also seeks out a synergy between sound and images. For example, we will be working with artists who themselves work with images or interesting combinations and cooperations will be sought with video artists.
Anticipated artists include: Push Button Objects, Gcttcatt, Def Jux, Arthur Ivens, Kandis, Hrvatski & Greg Davies.

Impakt Festival 2002 will take place at three locations in Utrecht.
This year, the festival centre will be located in the former court building (on the corner of the Hamburgerstraat and Lange Nieuwstraat).
Installations will be on show here, video works will be screened and the building houses the information desk, the video and media library and the festival restaurant. The rest of the film and video screenings will take place in film theatre 't Hoogt. And, like last year, the concerts will be held in De Vloer.

Organised by: Impakt