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The Overkill Festival – Immortality
23-11-2018-6:00 pm/25-11-2018-8:00 pm€12
The Overkill festival is a 48 hours NONSTOP playful event celebrating playing, art and digital worlds! The festival presents several interactive art exhibitions, a selection of indie and retro games, an alternative movie program, music live performance and many activities such as workshops, master class, talks… all selected around our theme and presented together in an original and immersive setting.
Theme of 2018 is IMMORTALITY, “Do you want infinite lives?”
“Game Over; do you want to continue?”, “Do you want to save your lives?”, are questions regularly asked to gamers. Decontextualised from the game environment, they can seem surreal, but they are question humanity seems to care for and many researchers from many disciplines are busy trying to push the limits of our human conditions.
The increasing researches against aging, the trans-humanism problematics in our homo-deus age and the eternal question of dealing with death are more and more disturbed in a world where realities are multiplying (AR, VR, multi, hybrid realities…), and where everyone has an avatar, one or many online persona. What happen to us (the online us) if our body disappear? What happen to us, as individual and as humanity if we keep on extending our lifespan ? What happen to us if people come back from their frozen suspension?…
The Overkill does not pretend to answer all these question, but is trying to present the problematics through a playful and critical program.
– Dates: 23-24-25 November 2018
– Location: Ariënsplein 1, 7513 AB Enschede (formal MST hospital)
– Time: Friday 18:00 to Sunday 18:00 48 HOURS non-stop!
Info and program online : www.theoverkill.nl