Archive of newsitems - 2008

KIKKER OP ZONDAG: Impakt Event / De Zondagsschool

14:30, 7 December 2008, Theater Kikker, Ganzenmarkt 14, Utrecht
Tickets: 7 euro

The Zondagsschool (sunday school) is an intellectual variety show in which scientists, designers and artists deal with various themes from surprising perspectives. This sunday it holds a sale and explores the mechanisms behind our purchasing habits. Do we have shopping genes? Has the mall become our natural habitat? This afternoon, there is a lot to learn from trend watcher Janus ter Visser. We delve into the architecture of shopping malls and psychologist Lies Klumper tells about her treatment of consumer addicts. Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum present the Zombiewalk they organised in Winkelcentrum Overvecht. The presentations are alternated with films by Yael Bartana, Chris Oakley and the church of stop shopping.

Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum awarded Gure Artea Prize!

9 October - 30 November 2008, Sala rekalde, Bilbao
The biennial art prize Gure Artea, supported by the Basque Government, has been awarded this year to Iratxe Jaio, Klaas van Gorkum, Asier Mendizabal and Xabier Salaberria. The prize consists of 16.666 Euros and an exhibition in Artium, museum of contemporary art in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The artists participated with two videos, "Desde aquí hasta ahí" and "Showroom", which are on show at Sala Rekalde, together with the works of the other nominees: Lorea Alfaro, Atoma, Nadia Barkate, Inazio Escudero, Mikel Eskauriaza, Iñaki Imaz, Maider López, Asier Mendizabal, Kiko Pérez, Xabier Salaberria and Manu Uranga

Neighbours at Shift Festival Amsterdam

19 November, 20:30, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, BAM zaal, Amsterdam,
free admission, reservation is mandatory

The Images festival Toronto and the Shift Festival, a collaborative Canadian-Dutch project invited Impakt to curate a program on important issues in contemporary Dutch society. With: De Aardappeleters - Anna Lange, Tagged - Julika Rudelius, Das schlafende Mädchen - Corinna Schnitt, Monitoring the Dordtselaan for Maximum Peace of Mind - Klaas van Gorkum & Iratxe Jaio, Respect - Erik van Lieshout, No False Echoes - Wendelien van Oldenborgh.

Exhibition: Let me hold your hand

02 - 30 October 2008, Centre for Visual Introspection, Bucharest, Romania
The installation of artists Iratxe Jaio + Klaas van Gorkum Let me hold your hand will be presented in the new space of the Centre for Visual Introspection in Bucharest. The exhibition inscribes to the series of accompanying events of the project Ars Telefonica. Watch the Romanian TV broadcast on the show.

Nuevas Historias – a new view of Spanish Photography

5 October 2008 at 14:00, Kulturhuset, Klarabiografen, Stockholm Bilbao
The exhibition "Nuevas Historias – a new view of Spanish Contemporary Photography" includes works by more than 28 Spanish artists. Instituto Cervantes, Stockholm, is supporting the project and offers a video program with Antoni Muntadas, Iratxe Jaio, Cabello/Carceller, Txomín Badiola and Joan Morey.

Debate: Suburbia en Subculturen

Sunday 28 September 2008, 14:00 - 16:00, Aula Centraal Museum Utrecht
Afternoon debate on the social and physical context of artprojects in neighborhoods. With Sjaak Langenberg, Linda-Maria Birbeck, Klaas van Gorkum and Iratxe Jaio, David Hamers, Siebe Thissen, Mira Kho and Frank Siddiqui.

Wij waren in Overvecht

Saturday 27 September - Sunday 5 October 2008, Centraal Museum Utrecht
Final presentation of the residency projects of "In Overvecht". See for more information about our contribution. Opening on Saturday at 16:00 in Centraal Museum Utrecht.

Interdisciplinary Workshop/ Second Session RO-MD/Moldova in Two Scenarios Project

1 - 14 August 2008, KSAK-Contemporary Art Center, Chisinau, Moldova
Interdisciplinary workshop in which local and invited artists will research and elaborate in collaboration with local experts (sociologists, economists, historians, political annalists, etc.) from Moldova and Romania. The results of these investigations will be part of upcoming publication of RO-MD/Moldova in Two Scenarios project.

Marcha Zombi Barakaldo

Saturday 14 June 2008, 16:00, Casa de cultura Clara Campoamor, C/ Gernikako Arbola 41, Barakaldo, Basque Country
In collaboration with Consonni we are summoning up the dead one more time, to haunt Megapark, the mega shopping centre of Barakaldo. At 16:00 everyone is welcome at La Casa de Cultura Clara Campoamor in Barakaldo, where there will be makeup, secondhand clothes and liters of fake blood.

STEIM 2-Day Sound Lecture - Presentation

24 April 2008, 20:30, STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Lecture by Jonathan Sterne, writer of The Audible Past and catalog launch of Dissecting The Ear featuring installations and talks by participating artists. (with Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, Bojan Fajfric, Iratxe Jaio, Klaas van Gorkum and Guy van Belle)

Blijf binnen. Sluit ramen en deuren.

January - April 2008, Overvecht Utrecht
The Adviescommissie voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving of the Utrecht municipality has invited us to stay in a flat in Overvecht, and develop an art project locally. During this mini residency we will take the zombie horrorfilm genre as a reference to address, both critically and playfully, the relationship between fear and public space in Overvecht.

Rebelact presents: Rebel clowns & new forms of action!

3 February 2008, 15:00 – 18:00, Location: Cultuurhuis Stefanus, Amazonedreef 40, Utrecht
A presentation on new forms of protest, by the activist group Rebelact. On “Buy Nothing Day” they organised a Zombiewalk, in which participants dressed up as zombies and mingled with the shopping public in Nijmegen to gawk at the consumer goods on display.

Intussen... in Overvecht

17 January – 16 February 2008, Opening 17 January 16:00. Location: Bibliotheek Overvecht, Gloriantdreef 1
Presentation of the progress of the artists that have already started working in Overvecht. Our contribution is a public awareness poster, and a compilation of Youtube video's that have been tagged with “Overvecht” or “Zombie”.