Kikk Festival

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13th Edition - true / false
2024
International festival of digital & creative cultures, exploring the crossovers between art, science & technology: creative coding, art, web & UX design, AI, data viz, storytelling, research, interactive experience, graphic & motion design, VR, XR...
Namur - 
Wallonia
24
27th
October
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Talks

2024’
Featured speakers
KIKK 2024
Anna Ginsburg

‘Aubergines, Talking Genitals and the Oldest Women in the World’

In this talk I will present specific processes that have led to the creation of my more personal work and the development of my directorial voice. From spinning Aubergines and talking genitals to the oldest women in the world I hope to take on a journey through research, reflection and nurturing that mysterious creative spark when it comes. I will also touch on the balancing act of working in a commercial way to support your more self-initiated projects and the realities of working in the creative industry today. I hope my honesty will inspire and uplift and make creatives in the audience feel like they are less alone in their struggles.

Anna Ginsburg
Mr Bingo

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Mr Bingo
Sofia Crespo

‘Expressing Entanglement: Art & the More-Than-Human World’

Sofia Crespo
Ouchhh Studio

‘First AI art in Space - The Human Cell Atlas’

Ferdi Alici will share Ouchhh Studio's 15 years journey in New Media field. Ouchhh Studio has officially become the first studio to exhibit an Artificial Intelligence data painting art piece in space, marking a historic milestone in the history of New Media Art.

Ouchhh
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Can we still believe in visuals?

TRUE
/ FALSE

Can we distinguish between true and false in the digital age and the development of generative AI?

In an era dominated by deepfakes and generative AI, the reliability of our sensory perceptions comes into question. We find ourselves immersed in a post-truth society where the line between reality and illusion is increasingly blurred. Advanced technologies inundate our news feeds with unverifiable speculation, often originating from anonymous algorithms.
Our online presence has become a meticulously curated representation—a manifestation of the "selfie society." Social networks thrive on self-promotion and the relentless pursuit of validation through likes and followers. The content we consume and create is standardized, shaped by influencers and algorithms, creating a disjunction between our digital personas and authentic identities.
At this year's KIKK festival, we embark on an exploration of the multifaceted dimensions of digital deception. Beyond addressing the political and activist implications of phenomena like fake news and algorithmic manipulation, the festival invites contemplation on the illusions and perceptions that manipulate our senses. Through immersive installations and provocative artworks, visitors are challenged to interrogate their perceptions and confront the malleability of reality. The festival promises a journey through the digital realm, where binary codes blend truth and falsehood, pushing the boundaries of our understanding of truth.
Our own online presence is akin to self-promotion, where we reveal ourselves at our best on the many networks. Welcome to the selfie society! It's no longer the content of what's said that counts, but the flow of hits and clicks, no matter if it's humans behind them.

This year, the KIKK festival plunges to the heart of the questions posed by a society increasingly governed by algorithms. What are the challenges posed by AI in a world where data is the new Eldorado? How do we find our way in a world where images are increasingly smooth and standardized, where opinions are polarized and extremes valorized?

A journey to the heart of the digital world, where 1s and 0s, truths and falsities, mix and mingle, raising the question of our perception.

Festival Passes

24   27 October
24   27
October
conference pass

conference pass

Get inspired & connect
  • Two days of talks 24&25th/10
  • KIKK Pro access
  • B to B app access
  • Access to KIKK IN TOWN
€109
€109 €89*
*until 18/08/24 then €109
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Full pass

Full pass

The ultimate experience
  • Everything in conference pass
  • 2 Lunches in Pro space 24&25/10
  • 6 drinks - KIKK Pros’ bar
  • KIKK parties with DJ set La Nef & Le Delta
  • Tote bag with goodies
€249
€249 €189*
*until 18/08/24 then €249
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Team Pass

Team Pass

Get inspired with your team
  • Everything in conference pass
  • 8 drinks pp - KIKK Pros’ bar
€119pp
€119pp €109pp*
*10 passes min. Until 18/08/24 then €119
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ART EXHIBITION

An art journey throughout Namur

Different indoor & outdoor locations all around the city of Namur (includes access to Le Pavilllon exhibition “Stellar Scape”).

10:00 AM- 6:00 PM for the duration of the festival, 24 - 27th of October.

Exhibition pass

Exhibition pass

An art journey throughout Namur
  • Access to installations across Namur
  • Access to Le Pavillon exhibition 'Stellar Scape'
€5*
*Free under 16. Included in all passes.
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