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2021.11.26
2021.12.05


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.

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 to buy a ticket in our ticketshop. We have several options for you depending on how much a fan you are of the festival!

You can buy a festival ticket, a weekend ticket or a day ticket. All the activities and screenings programmed on the time when your ticket is valid are included in the price. Take note that for workshops we prefer if you make your participation known beforehand by reserving a free workshop ticket

In order to visit the festival you will need a corona QR code and your ID. You also need to wear a face mask in the exhibition space. We are sorry for these uncomfortable measures, we are doing our best to welcome you in the safest ways.

Weekend Tickets
€20 / €15 (students)

You need to choose the weekend of 26-28 Nov or 3-5 Dec. Access to the festival + all workshops, talks and films for the whole weekend of your choice.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TICKET!

Festival Tickets
€70 / €50 (students)

Access for the entire duration of the festival (26 Nov - 5 Dec), including the expo + all workshops, talks and films.

Day tickets
Weekday: €10 / €8 (students)
Weekend day: €13 / €10 (students)

Access to the festival + all workshops, talks and films for the whole day of your choice.

Overkitt
25€

If you are not able to pay for your ticket but really want to join the festival, you could join as a volunteer (and become part of the family) or you can contact us and we’ll figure something out together.

WARP JAM
10€

Join the WARP JAM, create an interactive artwork within 48 hours! The ticket gives you access to the JAM kitt, the first weekend of the festival + network and support from professionals.

link for the ticket

SAFE SPACE

We like The Overkill to be a place where you feel free to act and react and let your inner self 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, both physical and online, to be kind and respectful to everyone else; artists, crew and co-visitors. Obviously we do not tolerate any form of sexual intimidation, discrimination, racism and aggression, 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 insecure 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!

TIME TABLE

SATURDAY 27TH NOV 2021

EXPO

Special

CREATIVE JAM

WORKSHOPS

PARTY / MUSIC

TALKS

FILMS

12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from

WARP JAM

- 14.00 Official opening with curators and programmors of the festival.
14.30 Gaming performance from Fantasia Malware
- 12.00 to 18.00 Transformation station with artists Handi Kim+Mika

16.00 to 18.00 Modular MEET-UP 18.00 to 21.00
Modular synthesizer Acheface + Voltmeister + Schlappi engienering + Tulpa Duscha + Dan Graveyard + Moviksa

21.00 Film screening (Drug-porn Frederick Malheux + The man who was called thursday Leslie lawrence)

SUNDAY 28TH NOV 2021

EXPO

Special

15.00 EXPLORATION MODE

12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from

WARP JAM

- 12.00 to 18.00 Transformation station with
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12.00 to 18.00 LARP game - 15.00 live patch

Data duo Jam 14.00 to 16.00

18.30 Film screening (Raw Julia Ducournau)

CREATIVE JAM

WORKSHOPS

PARTY / MUSIC

TALKS

FILMS

MONDAY 29TH NOV 2021

EXPO

SPECIAL

12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from

19.00 to 21.00 Talk - Chapter 1 - Queer embodiement with Matias Brunacci

21.30 Film screening

CREATIVE JAM

WORKSHOPS

PARTY / MUSIC

TALKS

FILMS

TUESDAY 30TH NOV 2021

EXPO

SPECIAL

12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from

19.00 to 21.00 Talk - Chapter 2- Pluriform with Oliver Hunter Pohorille AKA Scum Boy

21.30 Film screening (Sedimentos from Adrian Silvestre)

CREATIVE JAM

WORKSHOPS

PARTY / MUSIC

TALKS

FILMS

WEDNESDAY 1ST DEC 2021

EXPO

SPECIAL

12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from

21.30 Film screening (Meatball Machine Kidoku + Meatball Machine 2005 Yudai Yamaguchi Jun'ichi Yamamoto)

CREATIVE JAM

WORKSHOPS

PARTY / MUSIC

TALKS

FILMS

THURSDAY 2ND DEC 2021

EXPO

SPECIAL

12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from

19.00 to 21.00 Talk - Chapter 3 - Becoming Animal with Sandrine Deumier

21.30 Film screening

CREATIVE JAM

WORKSHOPS

PARTY / MUSIC

TALKS

FILMS

FRIDAY 3RD DEC 2021

EXPO

SPECIAL

12.00 to 00.00 EXPO open from

WAR JAM award ceremony

18.00 to 21.00 Party live coding Timo Hoogland

16.00 to 18.00 Talk - Chapter 4 - Online Collectivity
with Anne Horel

20.00 Film screening
(Fan films : Cosmic Rift + Uncanny X-Men S01 + Russian LOTR)

CREATIVE JAM

WORKSHOPS

PARTY / MUSIC

TALKS

FILMS

SATURDAY 4TH DEC 2021

EXPO

SPECIAL

12.00 to 00.00 EXPO open from

- 13.00 to 15.00 + 16.00 to 18.00  workshop station with Stella Marbles
- 14.00 Timo Hoogland live coding Mercury  
- 15.30 AR performance Unknown Cloud Forming with untold.garden

12.00 to 00.00 Bal masqué

20.00 Film screening

CREATIVE JAM

WORKSHOPS

PARTY / MUSIC

TALKS

FILMS

SUNDAY 5TH DEC 2021

EXPO

SPECIAL

12.00 to 18.00 EXPO open from

12.00 to 18.00 LARP game


CREATIVE JAM

WORKSHOPS

PARTY / MUSIC

TALKS

FILMS

The Overkill Mozilla Hub

We are already history and we don’t know it

Dagmar Schuerrer

The Overkill hub is accessible from here and from home. This way we hope to provide a bridge between the visitors physically present at the festival and the ones joining online. You can move around in the space, discover the work of Dagmar Schuerrer, follow the lives of the festival and play around with the tools provided by the hub (see menu on the bottom part). You can also share your webcam if you want to make yourself visible to the other visitors.

You can step into the 3D environment and explore the works of Dagmar Schuerrer, meet other online visitors and follow the streamed online program. Use WASD to move around.


Link to the space

About the work of Dagmar Schuerrer

The point of transition, where the digital and analogue, the real and virtual, and the abstract and representation collide is the center of Dagmar Schürrer’s artistic approach. In her digital works, she considers new concepts of space and time, the materiality of the digital, computerization of thinking processes, late capitalist paranoia and project utopian futures as they relate to our growing commitment to digital technology and the societal and individual implications of digitalization.

Fragments of three moving image works are embedded in The Overkill hub. Three gates are scattered on the islands which lead you to watch the animations in full length.


Physical Location

Sickhouse / WARP, Stationsplein 1a, 7511JD Enschede, NL. The festival takes place on the 2nd and 3rd floor. There is no elevator ☹ 
‍ Link google maps
(a part of the festival is also accessible online via Mozilla Hub)

Corona

We respect the covid regulations and make sure you can visit the festival in the safest way possible. We ask you to help us respect the rules and follow the indications of our volunteers and crew.

Following the new Corona regulations, the festival is adjusting its opening times


- Exhibition and workshops are open from 12.00 to 17.00
- Live performances + talks are accessible online (see schedule for the times)
- Films are only accessible online (with your ticket you get access to the exhibition + the link to the film)
- The bar is open from 12.00 to 17.00
- You need a valid corona QR code & ID to enter the festival. And you need to wear a face mask during your visit.

If the festival has to be cancelled last minute , the tickets will be valid for the next or postponed edition of the festival. Getting a refund is also a choice.



Click here to get the Press Kit!

Press

If you want a press accreditation for the festival – we would love to show you around the festival or hook you up with one of our artists – please send an email to niels@theoverkill.nl

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

Team

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 Misava
Andrew from Indiepocalipse :
Guest curator games
Zuraida Buter from Zo-ii :
Guest curator play
Fabien van Sluijs from CCU :
Guest curator music -coding
Annebel Bunt & Gustav Eckrodt :
Game Jam
Yari Rabadan :
Volunteer coordinator

Partners