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Call for applications – Curatorial proposals for the Impakt Festival in 2016 and 2017, Utrecht (NL)

Call for applications – Curatorial proposals for the Impakt Festival in 2016 and 2017, Utrecht (NL)

The Impakt Festival is the annual culmination of Impakt’s activities as an organisation that focuses on critical media culture: a five-day, multi-media festival with conferences, talks, performances, screenings, exhibitions and presentations. Founded in 1988, the Impakt Festival takes place every autumn in the city of Utrecht (NL).

Curatorial proposals can be submitted by curators individually or collectively and should revolve around a single, main theme. There are two options for this call. One: curators may propose a programme revolving around the theme The Democratic Dilemma, as outlined below. Or, two: curators may propose a new theme that deals with urgent questions and shifting paradigms in transglobal society, technology and the visual arts seen through media culture’s lens.

Impakt strongly calls for proposals that display an affinity with media culture, an interdisciplinary approach and a wide spectrum of views—avoiding an all-too-singular stance on the politics of the issues raised. The nature of proposed programmes and subjects can range from cultural archives, speculative futurist ideas, popular culture, new ideas about our digital landscape, to the Internet, off stream culture in visual arts, technology and thought-provoking academics.

Deadline: 25 May 2015

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