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Impakt Event: Affected Words

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IMPAKT Centrum voor mediacultuur

Lange Nieuwstraat 4

3512 PH Utrecht

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A three-day screening programme about language, technology and post-truth

Curated and introduced by Maria Morata

Language defines what it means to be human. This very specific system of symbolic communication makes it possible to name the world around us, to exchange ideas and feelings, and to give or hide information. In the digital era, new technological tools affect the way we think and understand reality. Social Media let everyone participate in the narratives of society, however, moods and attitudes are communicated on the same level as information. The endless stream of emotive communication has made it nearly impossible to have a productive debate and often only serves to reinforce beliefs. How has this new emotional language contributed to our age of Post-truth?

The selected works in Affected Words explore how technology and language affect each other. The programme questions how language is used to reproduce control and grant authority, and shows how it could be used as a tool of emancipation and self-determination.

Thursday 21 March: Facts and Fabrications

This first screening will focus on the power of language to create processes of exclusion and truth fabrications, and affect our perception of reality. With works by Peggy Ahwesh, Peter Greenaway, John Latham, Virgile Fraisse, belit sağ and Harun Farocki.

Guest: belit sağ

Friday 22 March: Distortion regime

This programme assembles works that try to deconstruct authority to reveal the ways language can be used to hide and codify meaning. With works by Allora & Calzadilla, Richard Serra & Nancy Holt, Jordi Colomer, eddie d, Peter Rose, John Smith, belit sağ and Katarina Zdjelar.

Guest: belit sağ and Katarina Zdjelar

Saturday 23 March: Singing signs

The works in this programme examine the mechanisms of hierarchies and power structures, and propose a polyphonic spectrum with a new politics of voice. With works by VALIE EXPORT, Mathilde ter Heijne, Momu & No Es, Samson Young and Jean-Gabriel Périot.

Guest: Momu & No Es

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IMPAKT Centrum voor mediacultuur

Lange Nieuwstraat 4

3512 PH Utrecht

Netherlands

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