Become your favorite rocker at The Overkill. Buy popular demand the Rock Bands stage with 2 guitars, drums and volas returns so you can rock The Overkill. With a huge and diverse song selection you’ll always have something to do!
Knutsel Your Heart Out
For children (young or less young), Saturday afternoon is workshop day! Join the workshop table for a some experiments. You can reinvent the Frankenstein monster, customize your DIY VR glasses, create your accessories for the future! Don’t be afraid to make it shine!
Material is waiting for you, you just have to bring your creativity and get inspired by the festival!
See you Saturday! 12:00 to 17:30
Die-Jay-Cee makes his electro debut with samples from his Berlin holiday
GTA 5 – The First Purge
Over the skits of the Friday Movie series, and the Slender Man series we’ve done can’t top this Purge remake on GTA 5.
Minecraft The Portal of Other World
The film tells of a player named Sam. He lives at a time when the game gets a new update. A new creature is released, but it goes out of control and becomes a threat to the server. Sam is the chosen person who has to kill the bug. Places are reviewed where the bug attacks. More… you can watch at the movie.
Dissemination: PHV Studios (http://ikv.doodlekit.com)
Director: Dimitar Gogov
Story writer: Dimitar Gogov
Actiors voices: Dimitar Gogov
Sound Ex: Dimitar Gogov
Audio Production: Doc Exx
Titles/Credits: Dimitar Gogov
Animations: Slamacow Creations, MineWorks Animations, Dig Build Live, Bootstrap Buckardoo, Captain Sparklez, Dilon Gu, Mama’s Boy, Guruith, Meed Lion, Blue Monkey
Music & Sound: Bootstrap Buckardoo, Slamacow Creations, Mama’s Boy, Captain Sparklez
Songs: Take back the night, Beautiful world, Redstone active, Dragons, Fins the pieces
A high school student short film project. Sequel to Ghostbusters: The Beginning.
Polybius – The Conspiracy
Polybius was an arcade game that was said to have briefly appeared in several arcades around the Portland, Oregon area during the early 1980s. People who claim to have played the game–or, in most cases, know someone who knows someone who did–say that the machine caused a number of side effects ranging from anxiety and depression to night terrors, suicide, and even sudden death. Some believe Polybius was a product of the CIA’s controversial MK-Ultra program, an experiment in mind control targeting youth. Others believe it may have had extraterrestrial origins. And though the game’s mysteries are vast–theories range from men in black to imported Nazi science, to a recalled Tempest prototype–no one has ever been able to confirm the cabinet’s existence. Many agree it was nothing more than a hoax, perpetrated on internet forums…but even these claims lead to strange and sinister findings.
Closing act: 404: from the subconscious to the conscious and back
Andreas Kühne and Benedikt Wöppel, 404: from the subconscious to the conscious and back (live performance)
In their audio-visual improvisations the artists and musicians Andreas Kühne and Benedikt Wöppel challenge the unconscious. At “404” the unconsciousness is represented by an archive of images, symbols and audio-samples, that refer to today’s digital media. By means of musical and virtual audio-visual instruments they select, manipulate and project the material of the archive in order to generate spontaneous and unpredictable scenarios.
Visual world and soundscape emerges intuitively and manifest to ephemeral utopias and dystopias. “404” is an instant science fiction machine, which suggests possible realities from the unknown.
The unknown is the immortal part of the world, from which everything mortal arises, before it collapses and returns to subconsciousness.
Sunday Closing act @17:30
Dragon Ball Super Broly
As Goku and Vegeta spar, Frieza’s spaceship heads towards Earth. In his travels through space, Frieza stumbled upon the mighty warrior Broly. Broly’s father, Paragus, uses a device to control the limits of Broly’s insane power, and Frieza unleashes the titan on Goku and Vegeta.
Iron Man Gamma Protocol: Iron Man VS Hulk
Tony Stark uses his Hulkbuster suit and goes toe to toe with the Hulk in this action packed original fan film!
SUPER-VILLAIN-BOWL! – TOON SANDWICH
The Ultimate Battle of Evil vs Evil! ALL the Movie Villains – MARVEL, DC, STAR WARS, X-MEN, LORD OF THE RINGS, HARRY POTTER, THE MATRIX and so much more – Slashers, Monsters, Witches, Demons, Vampires, Aliens, Robots, Clowns – the Best of the Worst are all here! Which Villain will have the last maniacal laugh? Place your bets and sharpen your claws for the Biggest and BADDEST Battle of ALL TIME!
“The Creature from the Big Mountain” a Predator fan film
Inspired by The Predator character “THE CREATURE FROM THE BIG MOUNTAIN” is a short fan film.
Starring : Marion REYMOND, George GRISBI, Derek ROBIN, Anthony WAUTERS, David VIGROUX, Gregory LUKAC, Damien HABOUZIT, Elie KAEMPFEN, Luc FEVRY, Axel FERNANDEZ
Predator : Fab CHARLES
Written and directed by Damien de BOURGUIGNON
Spider Man Redemption Movie (Fan Film)
Brandon Medina Productions Spider-Man 2 Redemption Directed By : Brandon J Medina Assistant Director : Albert Munoz Written By : Brandon J Medina & Albert Munoz
Transformers Bumblebee Movie Animation
Let’s go! Transformers Bumblebee vs Optimus Prime Movie Animation Autobots Robot Truck and Disney Cars Toys McQueen Lego Prison Break & Police Car for Kids Videos for Kids Transformers Stop Motion Episode Part 4 – Optimus Prime vs Ironhide Tobot, Lego Animation Robot car for kids By Super Wings & Robocar Car Toys
The Laughing Man – A Joker fan film – NSFW
A fan film about the comic book character The Joker, by The Hallivis Brothers. The video is NSFW and its inspired by Scott Snyder’s ‘Death of the Family’ comic.
When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall’s brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall’s life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor’s daughter.
Directors: Mel Welles, Aureliano Luppi (co-director) (uncredited)
Writers: Dick Randall (original story), Edward Di Lorenzo (story and screenplay)
Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead!
Zombified chickens attempt to kill the fast-food workers that cook them in a restaurant built on an ancient burial ground.
Director: Lloyd Kaufman
Writers: Gabriel Friedman (original screenplay), Dan Bova (original screenplay) (as Daniel Bova)
In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.
Director: Chris Sun
Writers: Kirsty Dallas (story editor), Chris Sun
Chiptune Aerobic with Karina Rodak
Karina Rodak is an amazing yoga and pilates instructor, she also wrote a cookbook, she can be your personal trainer and she is brings sunshine wherever she goes! Saturday evening, she will help us warming up for the big Forever Young party! Bring your most colorful (aerobic) outfit and be ready to jump around! Of course this will happen on the bits of some chiptunes beauties!!
Follow Karina’s on her website
Saturday 24-11 @19:30
Sacha Welbroek, The infinite particle collider, interactive installation
The infinite particle collider is an installation that originated from a school project, (sacha is a student of Saxion). The installation is based on her fascination for details, the better you look, the more you will see and the more complex the animation becomes. The public is in control of the sound and the visuals! Keep looking :)
Jasper Schutz & David Scheidler, Tapeloop machines, audiovisual installation, produced by Sickhouse LAB
Especially for the immortality edition of the festival, Jasper Schutz and David Scheidler created an audiovisual installation reflecting on digital enhancement, infinite loop, system of memory/recording… This installation is presented as part of Sickhouse Lab, our new interdisciplinary research platform for professionals. The Lab consist on presentation and working sessions with specialists of different disciplines coming together to combine their skills and reflect on the festival theme through the year.
Tapeloop machines is the result of a collaboration between Jasper Schutz (musician and sound artist) and David Scheidler (mixed media artists). The installation consists of 3 interactive pieces: two monoliths of retro-futurism (Jonathan and Andrew) and one Frankenstein-machine (Esther). Each of the pieces uses reel-to-reel recorders in an unconventional way to create intriguing soundscapes. The three pieces share a retro esthetic with futuristic digital enhancements. Woodgrain electronics are combined with LED plexiglass extensions.
Machine 1: Jonathan
Jonathan allows you to overdub and erase on a long tape loop. The long tape loop provides a writable medium that loops endlessly. The base reel-to-reel recorder is mounted below a LED enhanced plexiglass plain with many extra rollers, which provides a much longer route for the tapeloop to follow. The reel-to-reel player has an announcement microphone to enable new content to be added to the continuous tapeloop. The microphone is also augmented with a controllable eraser head to erase the content at will. The combination creates dark dystopian soundscapes with eerie recognisable vocal patterns and sound bits.
Machine 2: Andrew
Andrew brings a message of digitally enhanced life. Andrew starts out with a long tape loop running through many extra rollers on a LED enhanced plexiglass plain. The tapeloop contains a message of life, which can be digitally enhanced through controllable audio effects. The controller for the digital audio effects is a repurposed wood grain equalizer with 10 faders. The faders are connected to an Arduino which translates the fader movements to MIDI messages. These MIDI messages control digital audio effects in a computer, which processes the sound of the tape loop. The processed sound is not written to tape, so the tape loop can always be heard in its original form and the effects processing can be added at will.
Machine 3: Esther
Esther brings noise from controllable feedback loops. Esther looks like a mechanical mess with rollers, read- and write heads, connectors and lots of bare electrical parts from many different reel-to-reel players. A tape loop runs from machine to machine and provide a continuous recording medium for the internally created feedback noise.
The internal feedback from the machines is controllable by unmarked knobs for the tone, gain, panning and speed controls. These controls have been externalised and made accessible for tweaking. Since the feedback control is very unpredictable, Esther really is a noisy machine. And by using the original parts of the reel-to-reel players, the noise that is created is unmistakably analog, as old transistors, tube valves, tape and crackling knobs all add to sound.
Concordia’s Go Shorts
In samenwerking met Go Short presenteert Concordia een shorts programma met als thematiek Immortality. Mark Drenth, de programmeur van Concordia heeft na een uitvoerige selectie zijn keuze laten vallen op de volgende drie korte films die op zaterdagavond 20:00 persoonlijk ingeleid worden:
Martin Cries – Jonathan Vinel 16 min.
Stel je voor dat je op een dag wakker, al je vrienden zijn weg. Je kijkt overal. Elke verstopplek, elke cm van de stad, de moerassen, de rivieren, maar je kan ze niet vinden..
Everything – David O’reilly 11 min.
Everything is een interactieve ervaring waar alles wat je ziet jij kan zijn, van dieren tot planeten, universums en alles daarbuiten. Een gedreven simulatie van systemen van de natuur, vanuit het oogpunt van alles in het universum.
I want Pluto to be a planet again – Marie Amachoukeli and Vladimir Mavounia Kouka 12 min
Een transhumanistische romance in de nabije toekomst. Een jongeman van bescheiden afkomst, Marcus, een H- , raakt hoteldebotel verliefd op een H+.
As a program defying your operating system’s wishes, plunge into the depths of a dying computer, and augment yourself with data-scrambling abilities like the Jammer, Current, Turret, and more. Uncover the secrets behind the computer’s – and its creator’s – demise.
- Explore a vast environment within the dying computer.
- Gain six unique abilities and their upgrades to aid in exploration.
- Manipulate the environment by controlling the flow of power.
- Traverse a mix between mechanical and digital landscapes, rendered with distinctive visual effects and minimalist pixel art.
- A mysterious ambient-glitch soundtrack by Abstraction Music.
- Outsmart and overpower each of the four sector’s bosses.
A Mortician’s Tale
A Mortician’s Tale is a narrative-driven death positive video game where you play as a mortician tasked with running a funeral home—preparing the bodies of the deceased (via embalming or cremation), attending their funerals and listening to their loved ones’ stories, and running the business.
Hyperreal realtime 70bpm. Simultaneously meditative and relentless, Liquorice is an intuitive no-penalty musical world and performance instrument. Connect programmable Node-Terminal machines and create a sonic singularity. Discover ways to influence the savage landscape by choreography.
Life Goes On
Life Goes On: Done to Death is a comically-morbid platformer where you guide heroic knights to their demise and use the dead bodies to solve puzzles. Wanting to live forever, a mighty king sends his army of knights to find the Cup of Life. On this quest, you will summon knight after knight to be brutally sacrificed. As you journey through treacherous and trap-ridden worlds, you’ll show no mercy to solve each challenging puzzle.
In a small village in Mexico, Juan Aguacate is a humble agave farmer who is on his way to meet his childhood friend and love interest, El Presidente’s Daughter. When an evil charro skeleton named Carlos Calaca attacks the village and kidnaps her, Juan is killed by Carlos during his attempt to stop him and winds up in the land of the dead. There, a mysterious luchador named Tostada gives Juan a mysterious mask that transforms him into a powerful luchador and brings him back to the world of the living. The game then follows Juan’s battle to rescue his beloved and to stop Calaca’s plan to sacrifice her in a ritual that would unite the worlds of living and dead under his rule.
While he confronts X’tabay, the first of Calaca’s lieutenants, he ends up transformed into a rooster and brought back to human form by another rooster with mysterious powers. After defeating X’tabay, she reforms, revealing that Calaca was once a great rodeo man who broke his arm just before an important competition, and sold his soul to the Devil to have it healed time enough for the competition, but just after winning, the Devil enacts his payment and drags him to hell, but with X’tabay’s help he deceived the Devil by having him transformed into the same rooster who helped Juan, and wants him to defeat Calaca in order to restore his power.
After confronting the rest of Calaca’s forces, Juan pursues him up to the altar where the ceremony is being held and destroys him, but does not arrive in time to save El Presidente’s Daughter. In the normal ending, Juan returns to his village and lives his life in peace until reuniting with El Presidente’s Daughter in the afterlife. In the true ending, attained after completing certain feats in the game, El Presidente’s Daughter is revived by the power of Juan’s mask and the two return to the village where they get married.
Aliens terrorists have stolen the machine to reincarnate you. Go get it back.
Alien Afterlife is an 3d adventure game for the PC.
You die and float off into the after life. But aliens suddenly invade and steal the mechanism needed to reincarnate. Explore different levels of the bardo while you gather back the pieces needed for your rebirth.
Alistair Aitcheson, The Incredible Playable Show
Created by game developer Alistair Aitcheson, The Incredible Playable Show is an interactive video game comedy show where you, the audience, take to the stage!
Become human buttons, take on the Power Rangers, zap each other with barcode scanners, and play Pac-Man using inflatable toys. Or sit back, and watch your friends literally become cogs in a hilarious machine!
Hitman: Agente 47
HITMAN Agent 47 is a tribute to the work of SQUARE ENIX, Hitman of which we are fans.
Brief synopsis: In “The Agency” there are several corrupt executives who work with mafias, and personalities from the world of crime. But someone, a “mole”, decides to put letters in the matter and reactivate 47 to eliminate a main confidant of “The Agency” and uncover the internal corruption that exists.
Director: TOMY RAYEGO
The Haunter of the Dark II
Every night the beginning writer from Tver, Yuri Kartenko, sees nightmares in which the city of Providensk appears. In search of answers to his questions, he decides to go to this city, where soon begins a strange series of murders and disappearances.
Director: Dmitriy Khmelyov
Writers: Dmitriy Khmelyov, H.P. Lovecraft (short story)
A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.
Director: Victor Halperin
Writers: Garnett Weston (story by), Garnett Weston (dialogue by)
Documentary and fiction blend together in an essayistic collage exploring togetherness and the human self in the age of social media.
Directors: Metahaven, Rob Schröder
The first wave of an alien invasion coincides with a New Years Eve party in a Welsh valley.
Director: Peter Stray
Writer: Peter Stray
Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human’s future hope, the legendary city of Olympus.
Director: Shinji Aramaki
Writers: Marianne Krawczyk (screenplay), Shirow Masamune (original story) (as Masamune Shirow)
Death Becomes Her
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Martin Donovan, David Koepp
Machinima – A selection from Isabelle Arvers
Isabelle Arvers in an author, an art curator and a game artist. Her field of investigation is the immaterial, through the relationship between Art, Video Games, Internet and new forms of network related images and digital imaging.
“Writing about immortality in Egypt is being exactly at the right place. Egypt can be considered as the mother country of immortality with its ancestral knowledge on how to preserve bodies and the needs a human being will have to use along its never ending journey. This desire of remaining alive beyond death is more than present 5000 years later, as we are still trying to exceed our condition of simple humans…
Virtual worlds open the door to all our transhumanist desires. Gamers can experience this death that doesn’t kill, these fights from which they never suffer. That’s the Safe Society offered by Martin Lechevalier: a world where you don’t die, in which drugs are safe, kids are disease free… You can commit suicide, one after the other, 99 times even if you want but you will still remain part of the game like in the 99 problems, an online performance in GTA created by Georgie Roxbie Smith to raise awareness on how gamers behave towards women.
But until it is not recorded it only belongs to gamers’ experiences and doesn’t last for the others. That’s what machinima – making 3D movies in real time inside a virtual environment – can provide : they allow us to document these game experiences and share them.
In Bitsplit Florian Dioude superimposes many layers of the same game scenes of Fallout 2. It makes avatars appear and disappear like ghosts. Gamers dialogs leave traces of their former presence, in this film they become evanescent, almost unreadable. This sensation of being somewhere but invisible to the others, also takes place in Martin Pleure by Jonathan Vinel. Martin wakes up one day and all his friends have disappeared. He looks for them desperately but no one knows where they are, only Non Player Characters unable to communicate with him inside GTA. Even trees cannot answer his questions…
That’s a possible problem with immortality : you remain alive but alone, all the others – the ones you loved and who knew you – have all disappeared. That’s what also experiences the fictitious character of Crossover (the scene) by Ahmed El Shaer. In his search for a place where death doesn’t exist, he walks and walks and finally finds it, but getting back to his hometown, he discovers he lost his family and beloved…
On the contrary, Robert Stoneman created a vibrant tribute to his father who just passed in Rusty Whispers : Dennis using a game engine for this very short and poetic film to animate his memories. Because besides everything, it is in our memory that the ones who passed remain immortal. The recovery of the past can be sometimes hazardous as it happens in Liz Solo science fiction The Wide Sky : the archive. Digging into the past memory makes future researcher cries, as much as her tears end up as an ocean that flows over everything, in a perpetuous wave movement, never ending but never the same.”
Machinima – Safe Society
The Safe Society offered by Martin Lechevalier: a world where you don’t die, in which drugs are safe, kids are disease free… You can commit suicide, one after the other, 99 times even if you want but you will still remain part of the game.
Machinima – Crossover the Scene
Crossover the scene Ahmed el Shaer
Ahmed El Shaer is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans the mediums of installation, photography, sound and video, with a particular interest in digital technologies. His videos combine Machinima, stock footage, 3D animation and experimental soundscapes.
Machinima – 99 Problems
99 problems, Georgie Roxby Smith works across a range of disciplines exploring new pathways between virtual and physical worlds. Employing a variety of tools – including 3D graphics, live performance, shared virtual and gaming spaces, installation and projection – these works explore the increasingly blurred border between identity, materiality, reality, virtuality and fantasy in contemporary culture.
Violence is claimed and turned on itself by the female protagonist in 99 Problems [WASTED] in a dualistic moment of empowerment and defeat.The action of ‘playing to win’ is neutralised as she ritualistically performs and re-performs her own violent suicide in front of disinterested players and characters. At once, an unheard digital cry for help against a wall of self-absorbed in-game characters, a martyr action of feminist protest against the treatment of her fellow female characters in gaming history and a claiming of her own death prior to her inevitable violent murder.
Machinima – Bitsplit
In Bitsplit Florian Dioude superimposes many layers of the same game scenes of Fallout 2. It makes avatars appear and disappear like ghosts. Gamers dialogs leave traces of their former presence, in this film they become evanescent, almost unreadable.
Machinima – Rusty Whisper: Dennis
Robert Stoneman created a vibrant tribute to his father who just passed in Rusty Whispers : Dennis using a game engine for this very short and poetic film to animate his memories. Because besides everything, it is in our memory that the ones who passed remain immortal.
Machinima – The Wide Sky
The Wide Sky, Liz Solo
“The Wide Sky” is a story based on the fragmented memories of a scientist desperately trying to make sense of her deteriorating world. “During a recent archeological dig into the deep future, researchers discovered a damaged memory sphere embedded in the floor of an uninhabited forest planet. Though much of the sphere was corrupted some of the data was retrievable. This Archive documents the artifacts that were recovered.”
Telemagic- Tele fortune Spinner – installation
Acting as an open media-lab, art-meets-tech collective Telemagic creates manifestations, art interventions, and tools that focus on a closer human connection towards tech developments. With Tele Fortune Spinner, you get to discover your Telefortune and Digital Dharma.
PussyKrew- VR experience – 2018- Concordia: Physical Digital
Ewelina Aleksandrowicz and Andrzej Wojtas are digital media artists and video directors working under the moniker Pussykrew. Creating multimedia installations, audio-visual experiences and sculptures, Pussykrew explores spaces in between digital and physical realms blending fluid identities and futuristic landscapes through experimentation with 3d animation and 3d scanning. Their fascination for virtual environments and physical experiences motivates them to play with deconstructed digital images and cinematic poetry, using the traditional language of painting. By merging with these various planes of reality, they create new forms that are constantly in the process of evolution.
Andy Lomas – Cellular Forms- animation video -2014 – Concordia: Physical Digital
Andy Lomas is a computational artist, mathematician and Emmy award winning supervisor of computer generated effects. His art work explores how complex sculptural forms can be created emergently by simulating growth processes.
The animations use digital simulation of a simplified biological model of morphogenesis, with three-dimensional structures generated out of interconnected particles to represent cells.
Each form starts with a initial spherical cluster of cells which is incrementally developed over time by adding iterative layers of complexity to the structure. The aim is to create forms emergently: exploring generic similarities between many different shapes in nature rather than emulating any particular organism, revealing universal archetypal forms that can come from growth-like processes rather than top-down externally engineered design.
Matias Brunacci – Virtualshamanism
“Virtualshamanism: Towards an alternative digital reality of consciousness” is an interactive installation based on modern concepts such as technoshamanism, ancestral-future and neo-paganism, among others. The Virtualshamanism operates between two worlds, the modern one, mental and scientific, and the ancestral one, intuitive and shamanic, generating an approach between both sides through its role as a nexus and peacemaker, placing itself as a powerful mediator between these two dual forces.
PWR – Pandæmonium – video- 2017 Concordia: Physical Digital
Pandæmonium is a logistical nightmare. Pandæmonium is a pancomputational dream sequence. Pandæmonium shows a future where digital networking has merged with fundamental reality. Everything is an interface to something else. Everything is connected to everything else. Everything is inhabited by autonomous agents acting according to opaque programming. Human hands manipulate physical matter to grasp control. Pandæmonium follows a process along the supply chain where it is unclear who is producing and who is consuming – what is useless – what is valuable.
Magno Caliman – squareFuck
A performance that extends the live coding act to outside of the software realm, by integrating real time assembly and manipulation of electronic circuits to the traditional “show us your screen” code display, while live coding Arduino boards and physically manipulating speakers. squareFuck unveils a process of failure. The inability to perform a task is, ultimately, the unwillingness to leave things behind.
Party ambassadeur & DJ of chipmusic organising quarterly editions at Poppodium Ekko Utrecht and Melkweg Amsterdam inviting international artists.
ActoDisko (aka Jasper Schütz, ActoDi’s Experiment, Heipalen and Pronksnor) brings an industrial mix of ambient noise and DIY Techno. His instruments range from old-school drum machines, through DIY sound modules to modified kids toys. Get a vibe of thundering kicks, distorted machines, and eerie chiptunes.
Actodisko (Jasper Schütz, ActoDi's Experiment) performed blazingly hot techno wizardry together with food hacker Esther Buiter and instrument designer/whizzkid Arvid Jense at Modulab Fake Noise.#modulabeindhoven #eindhoven #techno
Geplaatst door Modulab Eindhoven op Zondag 4 maart 2018
This Could be You
With: Claire Hentschker (US), Jessy Jetpacks (ARE/ UK), Martina Menegon (IT/AUT), Zeesy Powers (US)
VR exhibition curated by Peggy Schoenegge (peer to space)
Today we communicate via several digital applications, and present our identity on the Internet. Social VR enables us to meet our friends’ avatars in a virtual space independently from our body’s actual place. Thus being evocative of the plot of the Sci-Fi movie Matrix (1999), in which the physical body stays in a bunk while the consciousness acts in a virtual place. In 1991, Hans Moravec wrote in his essay The Universal Robot that the human body is disused and won’t be necessary in our future anymore. He said it would be possible to download one’s consciousness to a computer. By transferring the mind to a technological medium the body would becomes insignificant. As a result human beings would not be embodied and their existence would not depend on biological mortality anymore. Consequently human beings would become immortal. With recent technological progress Moravec’s idea no longer seems completely absurd. Virtual Reality (VR) as a technological and artistic medium enables users to experience disembodiment.
The exhibition THIS COULD BE YOU. Disembodiment in Virtual Reality is dedicated to the feeling of incorporeality. The title refers to Zeesy Powers’ eponymous VR artwork, in which the user inhabits the body of an old woman. Over the course of time the body of the old woman becomes the body of the user. Entering a virtual world allow users to immerse themselves in a completely different place without a physical body. There, users can be everyone and everything. Feeling present in the virtual space, makes them forget about their bodies in reality. VR experiences implicate future living scenarios but also reflect the current state of our society and its relation to technology. Claire Hentschker shows a deserted world without any humans. While reflecting the presence, her work gives an impression of what a disembodied future of formerly inhabited places could look like. Jessy Jetpacks plays with the re-embodiment in the virtual room and questions whether our bodies have a memory and if such an experience has consequences. Martina Menegon and Zeesy Powers also confront the users with bodies that are not theirs. While Menegon provides her 3D scanned face as a mask-like object, the users interact with; Powers mirrors the user as a 90 years old woman. By doing so, they create a vision of what life with an immaterial body could be like and what it might or might not feel like.
Mike Pelletier – Still LIfe – animation video – Concordia: Physical Digital
Mike Pelletier is a Canadian artist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Working in mediums such as 3D animation and kinetic installation, his work bridges the divide between digital and physical space. With Still Life, Mike Pelletier is playing with our senses, confronting what we expect of a realistic representation of objects with the possibilities of 3D animations.
Nature Morte as interpreted by finite element simulations.
Ian MacLarty – Southbank Portrait – video game installation- Concordia : Physical Digital
Ian MacLarty is a game developer/artist with an interest for experimental design. In his games, the simplicity of the gameplay equal the intensity of the graphics. Southbank Portrait was made during Multiplicity Game Jam (when creator get together and create games in one weekend). Using photos he made from the surrounding of his location (South-Bank Melbourne in Australia), MacLarty created a tickling ride through a shifting landscape.
In Jessy Jetpacks’ work the user is supposed to sit down – in the virtual as well as in the physical room. In the virtual space the user sits in a room, in which the roof and the 4th wall is missing. This opens the view to a deserted, surrealistic-looking landscape with a sped up day-night-cycle. A corresponding music follows the day and night rhythm and underlines the atmosphere and thereby intensifies the experience. By creating a similar situation in the physical and virtual space the borders between both worlds become blurred. As a result the viewer’s mind struggles to locate their physical presence. Being visually in the virtual the users are given a surreal surrogate. A cloud of light particles appears and begins to form the lower half of the user’s virtual body. Becoming milky and watery a pair of legs emerge, grow across the room, shrink back into the body and eventually disperse as sparks floating in the darkness. The limits of the real are crossed.
Uncharted – Live Action Fan Film
Nathan Fillion is Nathan Drake in this live action Uncharted short film by Director Allan Ungar. Based on the video game series by Naughty Dog.
Pokémon: The Resurgence
Pokémon: The Resurgence – Set 20 years after Ash began his Pokèmon journey, in a world torn apart by greed. Rocket Industries now control most of the Kanto region through their brutal regime, stopping at nothing to keep the people under their thumb. As Rocket’s power grew so did their greed, destroying habitats to fuel their growth, while hunting Pokémon for their own selfish needs. Ash Brock and Misty led a rebellion into battle but were no match for Giovanni’s strength. It’s been five years since the end of the war and not a single Pokémon has been seen since…
Directors: Robin Brown & Reece Manning
Halloween: The Boogeyman
This is a fan film of John Carpenter and Debrah Hills Halloween with our own twist on the story. This is a non profit film just a film by fans for fans! All character rights are owned by its respective owners. I do not own any rights to these characters and music
Director: Hugo Rodriquez
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Writers: Shirow Masamune (based on the manga by) (as Masamune Shirow), Kazunori Itô (screenplay)
Children of the Cosmos
A determined astronaut drifts alone in the vastness of space, his hands reaching for a mysterious object. Could this shiny artifact hold the meaning of Life itself? Come play with us.
Directors: Rodrigo Gasparini, Dante Vescio
Writers: Rafael Baliú, Rodrigo Gasparini, Dante Vescio
Oneven is the pseudonym of Dutch/British electronic artist Andrew Visser.
Active since 2007, his music was mainly recorded for family and friends. It wasn’t until 2018 that he started sharing his new music with the public under the name ‘Oneven’.
His desire is to not conform to simply one genre of music, but to rather explore and mix multiple influences for each new release(as is evident in his soundscape EP ‘Hittegolf’ and his minimal techno focused single ‘Time Crisis’). However, there is one similarity in each release: the human aspect that keeps his music raw and imperfect.
DJ Carina Posse
Carina Posse is one of those underdogs you’ll love to discover, if you’re into driving grooves and melodic arrangements. She knows to read the crowd and takes them to new hights with her energetic style.
DJ Carina Posse | Old New Records Leipzig
hlolli (Hlödver Sigurdsson)
Hlöðver aka hlolli is a composer and live-coder residing in Berlin. As active live-coder in the Algorave scene, hlolli makes his musical loops entirely with code. In his linux based toolkit he uses his own lisp based software called Panaeolus which ties together the sound engines of Csound and Supercollider. Panaeolus provides ease of rapid transformation of complex rhythmic patterns over hi-fi computed audio. His set will be mixed with audio hallucinations and Berlin-fused techno beats, lifting primitively moving bodies into timeless transcendental states.
More Than A Game Street Fighter Documentary
The documentary covers more than the events of the EVO tournament, discovering the lifestyles of pro-gamers, their aspirations and accomplishments and their love of their past-time turned profession. Following the progress of US Street Fighter champion Justin Wong and UK champion Ryan Hart as they spend their final month of preparation for the games, traveling to and participating in the tournament.
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
Do you remember? Celebrating 30 YEARS OF Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders – Fan Film – Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders – 30th Anniversary – Based on characters created by David Fox & Matthew kane It’s 2018, and the world is a dumber place than ever… Space Aliens have built a stupidity machine that’s slowly reducing everyone’s IQ to single digits. Worse yet, the only person who can stop them is Zak McKracken, reporter for the disreputable National Inquisitor. They’ve taken over the phone company… Sure, it sounds like another one of Zak’s tabloid fantasies. But while most people wouldn’t believe him, he finds three who don’t need convincing–Annie, Head of the Society of Ancient Wisdom, and her friends, Leslie and Melissa, two Yale coeds who traveled to Mars in their modified van. The four of them must piece together fragments of an ancient puzzle, unmask the aliens, and destroy the stupidity machine.
Directed by Daniele Spadoni
The Green Hornet (Fan Film)
A night of carefree fun turns dangerous for three friends who find themselves at the mercy of a ruthless crime boss. Just when all hope seems lost, a masked hero shows up armed with a quick wit and an even quicker couple of sidekicks. But is the Green Hornet the good guy he appears to be? Or are he and his associates simply amassing assets in an illegal empire? About Ape Prime: Ape Prime Productions is badass group of filmmakers with a passion for creation. Helmed by Creative Director Justin Connors, Ape Prime specializes in high-energy storytelling. For inquires, reach us at email@example.com. This work is not endorsed by or affiliated with Dynamite Comics or Paramount Pictures. It is a not-for-profit film/pilot made by fans for fans.
Horrors in the Witch’s House
A convict is released from prison and is in desperate need of money. He decides to sell his aunt’s house but soon discovers that she is a witch and her house contains all kinds of evil horrors.
Director: Alex Wesley
Writer: Alex Wesley
DonJon Legacy is a fucking comical dungeonesque series made by an indie team! It’s Bad Fantasy!
Jon, a decent man, sets out on a quest for his mysterious yet promising legacy inside the ruins of a vast and eerie dungeon.
Creator / Scenarist / Art direction Guilhem
Director Olivier Ziel
Speed Dating for Ghosts
Speed Dating for Ghosts is a weird lil’ narrative game about speed dating ghosts by Ben Gelinas (Dragon Age, Mass Effect) and Mikey Hamm (Mikey Maybe, Glig).
As a lonely specter looking for love in the afterlife, you attend a speed dating event and chat up a cemetery’s worth of phantoms, wraiths, and poltergeists. At the end of the spooky mixer, choose your favorite! They’ll take you out to all the best haunts: old folks’ homes, creepy houses with new owners… Maybe solving a murder is your idea of a good time. Or robbing a bank. Ghosts are into all sorts of things.
Ultmate Chicken Horse
Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer game where you build the level as you play, placing traps and hazards to screw your friends over, but trying not to screw yourself.
4 Player Unreal LAN
Just because we love the game we will have an dedicated Unreal Tournament Lan Area, 4 players only, but “hey”, we got the net and nobody will stop you… the more the better.. M-M-M-MONSTERKILL !!
NES out of CTRL.
In collaboration with TKKRLAB’s mad creators we are presenting a one-player-multiplayer oversized NES controller with up to 4 players at ones , making an easy game very very very hard.
The Overkill Festival is Overijssels biggest Retro Gaming event with an minblowing selection of classic Gaming consoles in collaboration with Gameshop Twente.
Magno Caliman – Live coding
This workshop is for those wanting to experiment with the basics of coding while creating interactive sounds and visuals. With a totally hands-on approach, we will explore programming languages that will allow us to develop our own custom synthesizers, create a generative drum machine/sampler, and animate a user-controled interactive visual.
We will use programming environments developed specifically for a usage in the context of the arts, in a way that you can play the code as if it were a musical instrument! Like [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W4yTXsTavQ) and [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix2b_qFYfAA).
There are no pre-requisites, and no prior programming or audio knowledge is required.
What you should bring:
Saturday from 15:00 till 17:30 and Friday Night live music by Magno!
RoccoW – Gameboy Music
RoccoW uses Little Sound DJ (LSDJ), a music tracker that lets users create music on the Gameboy. In his workshop, he will talk about hidden powers and the limitations of this well-known handheld console. He will be demonstrating his workflow and help you kick-start your chiptune career!
You always wanted to make music on the Nintendo Gameboy, but never knew how to get started? This workshop is for you! Learn the basics of Gameboy’s sound-chip and start making music together!
- Saturday from 12:00 till 14:30!
What do you need to bring?
Headphones/earbuds and a Gameboy. If necessary, we will provide you with a Gameboy for the duration of the workshop!
Number of space limited to 14 participants.
To sign in mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org (please mention on the title of the mail Workshop Roccow)
listen some sound from RoccoW? https://goo.gl/z4veff
Projector Games is one of those games you’ll find on no lists of Top ten best of something. It’s still in development but an Overkill Classic. Play “Frogger” or “Downfall” with up to 25 people and go bonkers trying to figure out which one of the characters is yours.. Before it’s too late…
Michael Nagenborg – talk “Should we let Hello Barbie die?”
In the shape of a talk discussion dr Michael Nagenborg will present the problematic of “Hello Barbie”.
“Hello Barbie” is not only a doll anymore it consists now of two parts: the physical object and the cloud-based AI, which adapts to the user over time. “Hello Barbie” and similar smart toys are build on the Western body/mind split. This leads to the question, how to proceed if the doll is broken: Shall we delete the data? Or should we allow users to revitalize the mind of the old Barbie in a new body?
Michael Nagenborg is a philosopher of Technology, who works on the interplay between Cities, Technologies, and Human self-understanding. He is particularly interested in how mundane urban technologies shape and are shaped by city life.
talk : Saturday 24-11 (time tbc)
Physical Digital- Exhibition @Concordia
Aside the festival, The Overkill presents an exhibition in Concordia : “Physical digital”. In this exhibition we selected digital artworks that should provoke physical reactions and tickle your senses. The space is transformed into a sensoriel playground with videos from PWR, Mike Pelletier and Andy Lomas, a videogames from Ian MacLarty and a VR installation from Pussykrew.
opening, 10 November, 15:00
Normal Human Face Simulator
Challenge your friend to this local 2-player face-biting simulation! Chew their face off while they yours! No bath salt needed.
- Fully deformable skin and muscles
- Competitive and skill-based gameplay
- Realistic physical and anatomical simulation
- Stylish Low-poly procedural graphics
- Gratifying chewing noises
Robin Baumgarten – Wobble Garden
Wobble Garden is a hand-crafted arrangement of sensing springs combined with reactive lighting. Players wobble springs to interact with the installation and play games. It creates a unique visual and tactile experience and will be scalable to a several meter large installation.
Wobble Garden has won the Audience Award at the A MAZE Festival Berlin 2018!
Robin Baumgarten is a German Indie based in London, UK. After researching Artificial Intelligence in Games and working on mobile titles, he’s now knee-deep involved in strange experimental hardware controllers such as Line Wobbler.
Stefan Schafer (artist and designer) together with Dr. Emily West (Phd medecine) founded digital necropolis, an ongoing research program about digital death and digital afterlife. Their book „I am become digital death, the destroyer of worlds“ had been published in Oct 2016 and was exhibited at the Dutch Design Week 2016 in Eindhoven.
Dr. Nolen Gertz – Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy, Department of Philosophy | University of Twente
His research focuses primarily on the intersection of existential phenomenology and philosophy of technology. His books include The Philosophy of War and Exile (Palgrave-Macmillan 2014) and Nihilism and Technology (Rowman & Littlefield International 2018). His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and on ABC Australia, as well as in interviews for BBC World, Austrian Public Radio, Ireland’s National Independent Radio, and France’s Philosophie Magazine. He is currently writing a book on Nihilism for MIT Press’s Essential Knowledge series.
Sabine Harrer – PHD lecturer and gamemaker
Member of the Copenhagen Game Collective, an experimental collective creating, curating alternative games in the Nordic region and volunteer for the Game Girl Workshop, a non-profit initiative encouraging girls to express themselves through games.
In her artistic and teaching praxis, as well as in her writing, Sabine Harrer explores videogames as thing to re/think culture. For her PhD she designed a game that helped review 20th century grief literature, and she co-designed a narrative game exploring pregnancy loss. One of her games expounds the mechanics of religion, and several of my games investigate intimacy and flirtation.
TIFFANY : A Short Chucky Fan Film
Nearly 2 years of dealing with the murder of his Brother and Best Friend, Samuel is ready to run away from what has been haunting him (Tiffany). As he is selling his brother’s home where all the hauntings began, he is ready to leave until a box is left at the door.
Director: Julian Romero
Rise of the Catwoman
An origin story fan series following Selina Kyle as she rises from orphanhood to a street savvy cat burglar, working for Sal Maroni’s gang, and ultimately a strong and bold Catwoman set on a journey of revenge.
Director: Markiss McFadden
The Unkindness of Ravens
A homeless veteran battles to survive against his demons in the remote Highlands of Scotland
Director: Lawrie Brewster
Writer: Sarah Daly
A nurse finds herself in a dark and mysterious world.
Director: Audrey Cummings
Darken: Before the Dark
In the digital series, DARKEN is a realm of endless rooms where its citizens live in peaceful harmony under the watchful eye of Mother Darken, their altruistic overseer. Those in Darken are survivors of trauma and have been brought into this world to forget everything and everyone they knew from their painful previous life in our world. But what happens when people start remembering? What happens when someone sees themselves as more powerful than Mother? Will DARKEN be divided?
Director: Audrey Cummings
Teyosh – Bananza!
‘Bananza!’ is a two-layered story that explores growing up in a digital age. The symbols of a digital culture are incorporated organically, through bananas, a favorite fruit for both kids and grownups. While kids intuitively accept the environment, the parents are invited to read the symbolism that bananas are carrying – the symbols of ever-present digital culture in children’s lives. The project was made for Cinekid Festival 2017 where it won the Golden Lion Audience Award.
Yonga Sun, modular ambient
Yonga Sun is een Duitse drummer van jazz, pop en geïmproviseerde muziek. Hij speelt zowel drums als allerhande percussie. Hij is een voormalig lid van de Nederlandse popband Lavalu.
VJ The C-Men
Some veejays need expensive, high-end PCs or Macs to display a bunch of grey lines. The C-Men only need 2 Amiga computers, a 320×256 resolution in 16 colours and a couple of Red Bulls to send those graphic designer VJs home with burnt retinas.
The C-Men originally started as a duo 15 years ago in 1998 from their hometown Enschede. Having met in art school, Julian van Aalderen and Sjors Trimbach shared a mutual passion for animation on Amiga computers and soon found themselves performing live visuals.
Their first outings were for obscure noise performances and underground electro, techno, drum ‘n’ bass gigs, shortly after teaming up with micromusic to become some of the longest-active visual artists in the chiptune scene. The C-Men have brought their unique brand of low-res, hardcore, epileptic and brightly coloured imagery to cities like Moscow, New York, Pusan, Tokyo, Stockholm, London and their hometown of Enschede
15 years of low-res hard-core.
Good Cooper Bad Cooper
RoccoW, chiptunes and workshop LSDJ
Music maker, @EINDBAAS co-organizer and DJ
For Gameboy live set bookings, Gameboy workshops and alike
Cyanide Dansen, chiptune
I put the ＣＵＴＥ back in ＥＬＥＣＴＲＯＣＵＴＥ.
23 y-o, chiptune musician, 3twee5u.
Chiptune/8-bit booker in Paris.
Acheface, modular industrial
Modular synthesizer artist performing improvisations on a small Eurorack system in the industrial/power noise genre. Modular Grit!
Geoffrey Lillemon – Like to Death
Geoffrey Lillemon brings an absurdist writing and visual style to technology to reinterpret artistic form. As one of the leading artists in digital practices, Lillemon has consistently foregrounded the interplay between the digital and physical world in his work, blending traditional mediums with modern vfx capabilities to craft new worlds and fantasies.
Geoffrey Lillemon and Stööki’s ‘Like to Death’ is a subversive project that explores Facebook’s digital shelf-life. Inverting Facebook’s most popular interactive mechanism–the omnipresent “like”–the project actually disintegrates a bit with every thumbs up, whereas not liking it will preserve the project from experiencing an untimely digital death.
Mischa Daams – Respire
Mischa Daams is a interdisciplinary artist that lives and works in The Hague, the Netherlands. Daams’ artistic practice consists of experiential environments, performances and films in which simple choreographies unfold complex & chaotic behavioral patterns in diverse media such as kinetic motion, moving images, light and sound.
‘Respire’ is a process based experiential art installation on the border of space, sculpture and cinema. It embodies a transforming architectural space as a breathing entity: transient as fluid it evolves from one state to the next. The tunnel serves as a metaphor for the way in which we translate, interpret and project onto our surroundings and the feelings that arise as we experience the world.
How to Save a Llama | Fortnite Short Film
We protect, they attack, llama ain’t no snack.
Exodus: Jurassic World Fan Film
When two men are lost on Isla Nublar, Kurt calls Christina, a former ACU member, for help. Once they arrive on the island, they embark on a journey of life or death. Within time, Kurt’s true intentions begin to unravel.
Director: Nic Cornett
Writing Credits: Shannon Corbeil (script advisor), Micheala Negrete (writer), Gregory Wong (written by)
Echo and Solomon
Two women in isolation struggle to survive in a world dominated by Artificial Intellegence
Director: Jem Garrard
Writer: Beatrice King
When he finds a shark that can travel on land residing in his home, an ex-cop enlists the help of a grizzled former real estate agent, and an eccentric “house shark” expert to kill the beast.
Director: Ron Bonk
Writer: Ron Bonk
SOLUS (from Latin meaning alone) – the story of a man struggling between the doings of his previous life and his choice for the future. Despite all his efforts, his path is always covered in blood.
Writer: Vasil Milanov
Director: Vasil Milanov
A company by the name of Wing has created Mogwais that can be adopted as family pets with no ill consequences — or so they thought. Tiny terror is unleashed at a local diner when a teenage girl interferes with a Wing driver’s live cargo.
Director: Ryan Patrick
Writer: Ryan Patrick
Dark Forest: A Star Wars Horror Fan Film
Johnson is a fugitive who escaped from the Empire. Stormtroopers chase him, but he manages to escape into the cursed Dark Forest. He finds himself there to find clues regarding the missing Obiwan. Relieved at the moment to have run away from the empire, He finds himself unable to foresee the more horrifying nightmare that awaits. Due to his spur of the moment greed… Innocent Jedi apprentices are dead in the woods… The souls of the Jedi who passed away in the forest…….
Director: Timothy Chen
Writer: Timothy Chen
Deadpool The Musical 2 – Ultimate Disney Parody
That “Merc with a Mouth” just can’t. stop. singing. Join the R-rated, NSFW musical mayhem as our singing hero, Deadpool, slays his way through a series of Disney songs and superhero teams, from the X-Men to the Avengers and more, all while piling up a body count that, well, to be honest, we lost count. Including loving parodies of classics like “You’re Welcome (Moana),” “Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid), “Belle (Beauty And The Beast),” “A Whole New World (Aladdin),” and “I’ll Make A Man Out of You (Mulan).” Featuring Wolverine (Brian Danner), Rogue (Jennifer Van Dien), Cyclops (Casper Van Dien), Beast (David “Dax” Bauer), Captain America (Vic Mignogna), Black Widow (Monette Moio), Spiderman (Christopher Troy), and a bevy of other super heroes, including Alpha Flight’s Puck (Christophe Zajac-Denek) and Sasquatch (Kristopher Blount). Oh, the places you’ll go and sights that will thrill as our Deadpool sings and literally kills in this fan film short devoted to the musical merc in us all.
Director: Julian Higgins
Writers: Paul Bianchi
The Sunrise. A Baby breaks the silence.
Director: Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Writer: Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Second World War. Marie wakes up wounded and disoriented in a Blizzard. In front, a mysterious forest separates her from her daughter.
Director: Alvaro Rodriguez Areny
Writer: Alvaro Rodriguez Areny
Zeesy deals with the conditions of Virtual Reality. The technological and social framework of contemporary VR is an infinite space and a prison at once. It has the aesthetics and rhetoric of infinity because you can be anyone, anywhere, doing anything. At the same time VR implies practices of confinement such as restricted mobility, limited access, embedded surveillance. The virtual space is characterized by an ambiguity. In This Could Be You the user inhabits the undressed body of a 90-year-old woman, trapped in an environment full of trash from the digital era. The actions of the woman are mirrored by the movements of her twin – the user. As a result of live motion capturing a direct interaction between the virtual and real body emerges. Powers’ work gives the user the opportunity to experience the feeling of being in a different body, come out of one’s own body and thus discover the ambiguity of the virtual.
Claire Hentschker works with film stills, which she puts together forming a subjective map of former places. Hentschker’s piece Merch Mulch portrays a three-dimensional photogrammetric amalgamation of abandoned shopping malls, digitally reconstructed from YouTube videos taken prior to the sites’ destruction. Once places of entertainment and bustling activity, these malls now appear empty. Hentschker creates a room in which the user, although familiar with these places, is confronted with the unreal. The user not only experiences a bodiless surrounding but also a incorporeal self. In a disembodied world, as Moravec imagined, there won’t be physical corpuses anymore. As a result places like shopping malls will change and thus become deserted places. Consequently these places become an image of a former time when humans physically met at an actual place.
Silent Movie – Music JAM
Do you know what a Silent Movie needs, a good soundtrack! In the true spirit of The Overkill you hav the opportunity to make a live soundtrack to whatever movie screens at that time. Is there a soundtrack being made, no problem, for 48 hours you have the time and chance to make your own soundtrack!
Mattis Dovier is a french illustrator and animator living in Paris who likes to explore the relation between music and visuals in a dark and playful way with particular reference to early internet aesthetics, manga and contemporary gif culture.
all around me are familiar faces is a VR experience that immerses the user in a dimly lit environment, filled with numerous virtual self-portraits of the artist based on a 3D scan of her face. Around the central area, new faces pop-up randomly, accompanied by eerie drones as well as breathing and crackling sounds. The user can freely move but is constantly observed and followed by a cloud of faces, that continuously obstruct the view. The image of the artist’s face is also attached to each controller. By pressing the trigger button and moving the controller the user can clone the faces endlessly and is able to create three-dimensional sculptures. The artist’s identity multiplies and vanishes, becoming a virtual three-dimensional brush for everyone else to use and reinvent. Thereby the question of the meaning of the virtual body with regard to the real body arises.
[American Artist], [B,1981]
“Outgrowing the stems of popitude culture, art fabrications, and digital dystopia, vowing for retirement in a pixellated reinaissance of the Disney ghetto.”
LEAVE ME WINE OR LEAVE ME ALONE
Danse Macabre – video installation
Enclosed in a spherical world we travel simultaneously in three different points both models, but miniature and gigantic at the same time. The scenes represented by the model are ghostly and immobile vestiges of the medieval iconography which are deformed, transformed and destroyed to finally reborn. The meeting of three disproportionates human skulls, vanities, triggers perturbation up to chaos. Skeletons dance to announce this change. A cycle of continual construction and deconstruction takes place.
Peggy Schoenegge, peer to space
Peggy Schoenegge is an art historian, curator and writer. She is part of the international exhibition hub peer to space. Peggy organizes international group exhibitions that deal with the effects of the digital age on our life and society. She focuses on new digital media such as VR and AR. Peggy co-curated the shows Uncanny Conditions (Munich, 2017), PENDORAN VINCI (Düsseldorf, 2018), and TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE (Berlin, 2018) as well as the online exhibitions Cat Heroicus Sublimis (2016) and Claiming Needles (2018).