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The Overkill 2023 – Theme: The Outburst of the Digital Swamp
Welcome to the Meta-swamp
Rather than draining the (digital)wetlands, The Overkill wishes to design a route through its intoxicating everglades. Artists navigating through the post-digital now think of the swamp as a scape of hybridization, material transformation, monstrous mutation – a new space for agency. The swamp is the site inhabited by amphibious entities, exiled variations of the self, a liquefying space expanding on to different layers. The festival invites these hybrid and mixed media artists accustomed to the porous and dripping networks. Borrowing from memetic cultures, cyber fashion, slime aesthetics, deflated ethno-futurisms, 3D morphologies, and syncretic fairy tales, these networks are to be navigated in adventurous ways, taking on a role and playing on new connections.
About The Overkill Festival
The Overkill festival is a playful art festival celebrating art house video games, interactive art and films as tools to engage in social challenges. The program of the festival regroups an exhibition, workshops, talks, experimental live performances and screenings. In 2023 The Overkill festival is also the stage of a LARP (live action role play) that each visitor can be part of.The program brings local, national and international artists and creators together and is curated by Aike Lütkemöller and Marie Janin from Sickhouse with the support of guest curator Kostis Stafylakis, playful curator Zuraida Buter and artist researcher Erik Peters.The LARP is a co-creation of Kostis Stafylakis and Theo Triantafyllidis.