ABOUT

TICKETS

PROGRAM

VIRTUAL

VOLUNTEERS

PRESS

2021.11.26
2021.12.05

Team

Aike Lutkemoller :
Artistic director,
Games and Film curator
Marie Janin :
Artistic director,
Art and Research curator
Niels F. Rodenburg :
Press + Artists handler
Alex Hodge :
Social Media
Gari Koolen :
Communication advisor
Sebastian Grave :
Production design
Chris Spruijtenburg :
Production stream
Gert- Jan Bos :
Production support
Handi Kim :
Web design



Oliver Hunter Pohorille (aka scumboy) and Liana Colvin :
Visual identity
Manique Hendricks :
Guest curator research program
Aynouk Tan :
Guest curator research program
Nkhensani Mkhari :
Guest curator
Masiva Andrew from Indiepocalipse :
Guest curator games
Zuraida Buter from Zo-ii :
Guest curator play
Fabien van Sluijs from CCU :
Guest curator music -codingAnnebel
Bunt & Gustav Eckrodt :
Game Jam


Collective Masquerade

Welcome to the celebration of fluid collectives, where you don’t have to be defined by your gender, your preferences or your background. Bring them on, we don’t want to hide or to ignore them either. Let’s confront each other's heritage and re learn how to care, looking for our common ground. The Overkill “Collective Masquerade” invites artists, curators, game developers and creative minds to explore how we can redefine ourselves as individuals, species, society, and connected beings.

Being Together

“Man is by nature a social animal ...Society is something that precedes the individual.” Aristotle

It is the first time that the social beings that we are have been confronted with forced distancing on a global scale, compelling us to redefine social behaviors in virtual environments and leaving us with physical restraint. How are we together when we can’t touch, dance, hold each other, demonstrate or regroup? In the last years, the bridges between digital and physical have multiplied, the attempts to find each other online have been so creative, the confrontations have been instructive. Online codes of conduct are spreading and supporting the reflection on safe space, kindness and accessibility, privacy, identity... as much online as away from keyboards. The Overkill 2021 is a collective reflection, an invitation to meet each other again and to touch through digital media, a celebration of our beings within the collective.

Fluid identity

Online meeting programs introduced a constant mirror in our social encounters. From light adjustment to animated face filters or full avatars modelisation, many tools became accessible to construct our online identities, integrating our narcissism and playfulness to this development. Depending on the tradition or culture, masks give us the possibility to be another, swap roles and responsibility, giving space to fantasies, repressed feelings, get access to inner powers or undiscovered sides of ourselves. We used to see them in rituals, theaters, bals, they invited themselves everywhere, disturbing the ways we look at each other. Masks are accessories allowing us to hide and express ourselves at the same time. It gives us a chance to try other sides of ourselves or be multiple, become another or reach something already there.

The Overkill 2021 is liquid. It will move around and with us, sprinkling over as much as we jump in.


Location

Sickhouse, Stationsplein 1a, 7511JD Enschede, NL 
Link google maps (a part of the festival is also accessible online via Mozilla Hub)

Corona

This part will be adjusted in the weeks before the festival. We will respect the regulations and make sure you can visit the festival in the most safe way possible.  We ask you to help us respect the rules and follow the indications of our volunteers and crew.

How to visit

Physical:
The festival includes an exhibition on the 2 last floor of Warp Technopolis, workshops, talks, performances, live music. You can choose for day tickets, weekend tickets and fan tickets giving you access to different parts of the program. Check out the time table to find the days that fit you the best.

Online:
You can have access to some part of the festival via our Mozilla Hub, with regular screenings of our talks and recorded programs. The Hub is also projected in the festival, you can communicate with the visitors present on site using 

Shared heritage

For many it seems, re-discovering the internet meant connecting with new sides of the worlds, new stories and new artists. If we can share communication platforms how do we use them as springboards to engage in the problematics of our common heritage? Can we use online codes of conduct as models for physical care? How can we embrace this huge community opening to us to work on processes of healing? With great curiosity, The Overkill invited diverse guest curators to join the programming of the festival, trying to welcome other visions and find what brings us together.

The Overkill 2021 celebrates the nuances, the movement, the transformations with the intention to inspire and learn, discuss with others and listen to one another.

The Overkill festival

is a playful festival based in Enschede bringing gaming, interactive art, fiction and experiment together to question and celebrate our digital culture and its impact on our society. In 2021 the festival is a 10 days physical and online event, with workshops, exhibition, screenings, talks, challenges, meetups… The chosen topic is a common thread that links the different media and programs together, inviting participants and visitors to play and reflect together.

TICKETS

In order to visit The Overkill festival, you will need a ticket. We have several options for you depending on how much a fan you are of the festival!
You can buy a day ticket (week or weekend), a weekend ticket and a full fan ticket. These will give you access to the 2 floors of the festival with exhibition, workshops, talks and film screenings. All the activities and screenings programmed on the time of your ticket are included in the price.

At the moment it looks like we will need to ask you for a corona QR code to enter the festival. Check the corona section for all the updates. We are sorry for these measures, we are doing our best to welcome most of you in the safest ways.

SAFE SPACE

We like The Overkill to be a place where you feel free to act and react and let your innerself free. But we ask you to be aware of others around you who might be a bit more shy or appreciate a softer vibe. Let's enjoy the space all together! There should be room for all playful minds. We ask everyone who enters The Overkill festival, in its physical form and in our online spaces, streaming locations and their chat-programs, to be kind and respectful to everyone else; artists, crew and co-visitors. Obviously we do not toleraty any form of sexual intimidation, discrimination, racism and agression, in all its forms. It will lead to an immediate removal from the venue and our online spaces. If, at any time, you are made to feel intimidated, unsafe or unsecure during the festival, please let a member of the staff know so we can help you directly. We are here for you!

Stay safe, and enjoy!

FRIDAY 26TH NOV 2021

Network
EXPO
CREATIVE JAM
WORKSHOPS
PARTY / MUSIC

TALKS
FILMS

16.00 to 18.00 Network program
18.00 to 00.00 EXPO OPEN
18.00 launch WARP JAM
20.00 to 00.00 workshop with artists (tba)
20.00 Official opening with Gaming performance from Fantasia Malware


22.00 Film screening (film tba)

SATURDAY 27TH NOV 2021


EXPO
CREATIVE JAM
WORKSHOPS
PARTY / MUSIC
TALKS
FILMS


12.00 to 00.00 EXPO open from
WARP JAM
14.00 to 20.00 workshop with artists (tba)
Party Modular synthesizer

20.00 Film screening (films tba)

SUNDAY 28TH NOV 2021


EXPO
CREATIVE JAM
WORKSHOPS
PARTY / MUSIC
TALKS
FILMS


12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from
WARP JAM
14.00 to 20.00 workshop with artists (tba)


18.30 Film screening (film tba)

MONDAY 29TH NOV 2021


EXPO
CREATIVE JAM
WORKSHOPS
PARTY / MUSIC
TALKS

FILMS


12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from



19.00 to 21.00 Talk - Chapter 1
(also accessible online)
21.30 Film screening (title tba)

TUESDAY 30TH NOV 2021


EXPO
CREATIVE JAM
WORKSHOPS
PARTY / MUSIC
TALKS

FILMS


12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from



19.00 to 21.00 Talk - Chapter 1
(also accessible online)
21.30 Film screening (title tba)

WEDNESDAY 1ST DEC 2021


EXPO
CREATIVE JAM
WORKSHOPS
PARTY / MUSIC
TALKS

FILMS


12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from



19.00 to 21.00 Talk - Chapter 1
(also accessible online)
21.30 Film screening (title tba)

THURSDAY 2ND DEC 2021


EXPO
CREATIVE JAM
WORKSHOPS
PARTY / MUSIC
TALKS

FILMS


12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from



19.00 to 21.00 Talk - Chapter 1
(also accessible online)
21.30 Film screening (title tba)

FRIDAY 3RD DEC 2021


EXPO
CREATIVE JAM
WORKSHOPS
PARTY / MUSIC
TALKS
FILMS


12.00 to 00.00 EXPO open from
WAR JAM award ceremony
16.00 to 22.00 workshop with artists (tba)
Party live coding +

20.00 Film screening (films tba)

SATURDAY 4TH DEC 2021


EXPO
CREATIVE JAM
WORKSHOPS
PARTY / MUSIC
TALKS
FILMS


12.00 to 00.00 EXPO open from

15.00 to 21.00 workshop with artists (tba)
Party Bal masqué

20.00 Film screening (films tba)

SUNDAY 5TH DEC 2021


EXPO
CREATIVE JAM
WORKSHOPS
PARTY / MUSIC
TALKS
FILMS


12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from


15.00 to 18.00 Tea Party


More info about VIRTUAL will be coming soon!



BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT THE OVERKILL

Would you like to help out and support The Overkill festival? We can use your help!

There are many ways to help out from giving a hand during the build up to spending time with an amazing team during the event and welcoming our visitors. You will need to play, talk, take care and look after the installation and guests, making sure our visitors have the best time in a fun and safe environment.You are representing the festival and for this we ask you to be responsible, playful, and open minded. You will get instructions and Yari, the volunteer coordinator as well that the organisation team will be there for you.As a volunteer you will get full access to the festival, the T-shirt of our new edition and a few coins for drinks depending on the shift(s) you make.