This year the IMPAKT Festival is all about Modern Love and is curated by Katerina Gregos and Arjon Dunnewind. In our on-demand society, we increasingly meet, date and love online. More and more, algorithms, AI and online encounters will determine our romantic experiences Platforms like OnlyFans and social media offer limitless possibilities to perform our perfect self and engage in virtual love fantasies.
With a rich, 5-day programme of lectures, panels, film screenings and an exhibition — both in Utrecht and online — the IMPAKT Festival explores how this changes the way we meet, date, love — or even break up. Is there a way out for the cold intimacies caused by digital technologies? Can artists help us understand the way in which new technologies are affecting love and relationships?
With a.o.: Melanie Bonajo (NL),Laura Cemin (IT), Kyriaki Goni (GR), David Haines (UK), Juliet Jacques (UK), Mahmoud Khaled (EG), Lauren Lee McCarthy (USA), Jonas Lund (SE), Maria Mavropoulou (GR), Kyle McDonald (USA), Marge Monko (EE), Peter Puklus (HU), Marijke de Roover (BE), Margaret Salmon(USA), Hannah Toticki (DK) and Dries Verhoeve (NL).
The IMPAKT Festival 2021 Modern Love is based on the exhibition Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies), curated by Katerina Gregos. The exhibition is a co-production of Tallinn Art Hall Foundation, Tallinn, Estonia, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany and IMPAKT [Centre for media Culture].