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The Overkill 2019
November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019
From the website:
The Overkill is a playful festival which regroups an art exhibition, a selection of indie games (+ retro games + a mini LAN), an alternative movie program, live performances and many activities such as workshops, masterclasses, talks… all selected around our theme and presented together in an original and immersive setting.
The Overkill is an open platform, a flexible space for creative minds to meet and an intense time to share thoughts and experiences. With our partners we are bringing together artists, creative thinkers, developers, students and professionals to explore the edges of the gaming culture.
We use popular culture to debate social issues in an accessible way.
Playing is the core element of our event, we believe game is a source of socializing, a diplomatic tool, a stress releaser, a way to learn or master things and an amazing way to spend our time! Our visitors are invited to participate, try out, watch debate and create, transforming the festival and their experience. It is our intention to present art and artists in playful ways, looking for new and real encounters.
Under the theme ‘Modding Realities (a combination of terms from what seems two opposite environments: the gaming world and the real world), the program of the festival questions the meaning of reality in a digital society. A society in which humanity is computerized and undergoing a technological (r)evolution and where virtual and real can’t be opposed any longer.
Mods in gaming are _alteration that players or fans make to change one or more aspects of a game, such as how it looks or behaves. Reality (oxford dictionary)is _the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. Inspired by this process, the program of the festival looks into how digital culture and gaming transform our experience of reality, where virtual and real can’t be opposed any longer.