NFF Digitale Cultuur

In Storyspace, the exhibition that again takes place in the Bibliotheek Neude this year, you can experience eleven projects under the header 'For Real' that compete in the race for the Golden Calf for Digital Culture, previously the Golden Calf for Best Interactive.

Though new narrative forms, you explore how reality presents itself to us: with a game, you can build and launch your own rockets and proceed to create an independent internet, you can buy clouds, have an intelligent conversation with a vacuum cleaner, meet your own VR IVF-X cyborg baby, and wrest from a real internet escape room, but you can also find out everything about blockchain. Each work has its own form and has to be handled in its unique way.

Experience the world of Storyspace from 24 September to 1 October in Bibliotheek Neude. Enjoy!

Selection Digital Culture 2021

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APART SAMEN

Is this love affair doomed to fail, or will it have a happy ending? In this intimate and intuitive VR experience, that’s entirely up to you.

Regie: Demian Albers, Micha Hamel
Productiebedrijf: Studio APVIS

Blowing through the curtains

BLOWING THROUGH THE CURTAINS

As an eyewitness you step into the compelling history of the devastated city after the Battle of Arnhem. There is suffering and sadness, but also hope, solidarity and... a new beginning.

Regie: Abner Preis
Productiebedrijf: Abner Preis Studios


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BUYCLOUD

Artist Noa Jansma doesn’t sell hot air, but she does sell clouds. This philosophical video installation that questions the transformation of natural phenomena into exploitable resources.

Regie: Noa Jansma
Productiebedrijf: Studio Noa Jansma

Dustin

DUSTIN

Food for thought: what if devices are not only intelligent, but also develop a personality? In this iPhone app you discover the unexpected characteristics of a robot vacuum cleaner.

Regie: Niels ‘t Hooft
Productiebedrijf: VPRO Medialab

Engelen van Amsterdam

ENGELEN VAN AMSTERDAM


Virtual reality transports you to the bar of an Amsterdam cafe in the 17th century, where four young women will tell you their story if you catch their eye. Historic and timeless, theatrical and truthful.

Regie: Anna Abrahams, Avinash Changa
Productiebedrijf: WeMakeVR

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GOOD NEIGHBOURS

What happens when your local WhatsApp group goes completely off the rails?

Regie: Natalie Dixon, Klasien van de Zandschulp
Productiebedrijf: Affect Lab

Habitat

HABITAT

The wonders of nature continue to evolve in digital form – and as a visitor and spectator you directly (though not always demonstrably) influence their evolution.

Regie: Heleen Blanken
Productiebedrijf: Floating Lake Productions

I want to delete it all but not now scaled

I WANT TO DELETE IT ALL, BUT NOT NOW

What happened to the vanished student Rosa Aringa? Is the key to the mystery somewhere in her room? Like the data industry that has us in its clutches through social media, this escape room offers no way out.

Regie: Roos Groothuizen
Productiebedrijf: Tetem

IVF X POSTHUMAN

IVF-X: POSTHUMAN PARENTING IN HYBRID REALITY: MEET & BREED YOUR CYBORG BABY NOW!


Can we create digital humanity? Thanks to virtual reality, you can breed and meet your own unique cyborg baby, based on own your choices and desires. But a digital baby takes some getting used to. An experience on the boundary between fact and fiction, art and technology, present and future.

Regie: Victorine van Alphen
Productiebedrijf: Victorine van Alphen

Next Space Rebels

NEXT SPACE REBELS

If Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos can do it, so can you – and hopefully better. Become a rocket builder and reboot the internet in this game by artist Floris Kaayk.

Regie: Floris Kaayk
Productiebedrijf: Floris Kaayk

Trust in The Blockchain Society

TRUST IN THE BLOCKCHAIN SOCIETY

‘Blockchain’ is a term that appears in the news increasingly often, but what is it exactly and how does it affect our concept of trust? In this smartphone documentary, experts shed light on the phenomenon.

Regie: Leonardo Dellanoce, Francesco Degl’innocenti

Productiebedrijf: Submarine Channel, Archis

More Digital Culture

Besides Storyspace, there is more Digital Culture on NFF! For example, the eleven candidates for the Golden Calf for Digital Culture 2021 give an insight into their projects. IMPAKT also presents the work of five duos who question how technologies portray the face, what its consequences are and how we can reclaim our faces.

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GOLDEN CALF FOR DIGITAL CULTURE 2021

This evening, the makers of the eleven candidates for the Golden Calf for Digital Culture 2021 provide a fascinating glimpse of their work. About innovative and experimental technologies, inspiring and urgent stories, and the boundaries of technology and imagination. Sunday 26 September in the Theaterzaal of Bibliotheek Neude, by invitation only.

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FACE VALUE

Now that human encounters are increasingly taking place online, and facial recognition is everywhere – from phone locks to border control – faces are continuously digitized and analyzed through machine vision. IMPAKT organises a panel to investigate these themes

Visit Face Value
IMPAKT [Centrum voor Mediacultuur]
Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht
Open van woensdag t/m zondag, van 12:00 - 17:00 uur
Tickets: €5,- (€4,- met korting)
Vrij toegang tijdens het Nederlands Film Festival (24 september - 2 oktober)