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The Overkill is an art, gaming, film and music festival. Artists, curators, film & game makers and creative thinkers are invited to help us redefine ourselves as individuals, species, society and connected beings. The festival features interactive installations, indie games, VR, alternative films, experimental lives, talks, workshops… In 2022, The Overkill explores sensorial healing in the digital realm.

The Overkill festival is open from Friday 28th October to Friday 4 November.

Fri 28 Oct. Network afternoon + Official Opening (Sickhouse) /  Sensomnia (Metropool)
Sat 29 Oct. open from 12.00 to 4.00: Exhibition, workshop, performances, live music, film program (Sickhouse)
Sun 30 Oct. open from 12.00 to 18.00: Exhibition, workshop, performances, live music, film program (Sickhouse)
Mon 31 Oct. to Thu 3 Nov. 12.00 to 22.00 Exhibition, workshop, performances, live music, film program (Sickhouse)
Wed 2 Nov. Symposium / Dinner (times to be announced) (Tankstation)
Fri 4 Nov. open from 12.00 to 4.00 Exhibition, workshop, performances, live music, film program (Sickhouse)
Sat 5 Nov. open from 19.00 to 00.00 Extra day MuseumNacht

Full schedule will follow

Theme 2022


HEAL ROYALE

A gathering to reboot your (digital) self

28 oct — 4 nov 2022

The Overkill HEAL ROYALE investigates the way in which technology and digital culture, while exposing people to a constant flow of input, also can provide spaces for online expression and beneficial practices. The festival has named three narratives, following gaming archetype to create a collective, transformative and sensorial experience.

The first chapter about Healers, explores how technology and spirituality are connected. Within this narrative there will be attention for traditional care, meditative technology and liberating sessions in which the expression of pain, frustration and discrimination are also given a place in the healing process.

The second narrative Gathering of witches we link the Witches archetype to the dream of digital commoning. Within online games and rituals, glitches and indigenous traditions, alternative and radical ways are sought to replace the prevailing capitalist and binary systems.

Within the third narrative Crowds of Sinners, The festival focuses on the possibilities of multi-sensory play, including a reflection on the problematic sides of digitization and inclusion.

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