📍 Utrecht, The Netherlands
Impakt is a annual multidisciplinary festival with an emphasis on audiovisual arts. Theme: Algorithmic superstructures.
Algorithmic superstructures are looking over your shoulder. Moving as you move, determining what you see, anticipating what you desire, they construct the reality around you. How and when did that happen, and why haven’t we noticed?
Algorithmic superstructures reimagine the world as a matter of computational design. Caught in the interconnections of opaque operating systems, created in pursuit of profit and control, we have become streams of data subjected to continuous analysis.
As the democratic foundations of our society are being actively hollowed out and populist rhetoric takes over public space, protocols and interfaces come to govern our experiences, aspirations, life decisions and even politics. The IMPAKT Festival 2018 explores the architecture behind algorithmic super-structures. What hidden realities and new imaginaries do algorithmic superstructures uncover in the post-truth era?
Algorithmic Superstructures offers you a diverse programme of art, technology and media culture.
The IMPAKT Festival 2018 is curated by a team consisting of Luba Elliott (UK), Alex Anikina (UK/Russia) and Yasemin Keskintepe (Germany).