About KIKK

Kikk Festival

13th Edition - true / false

Founded in Namur in 2011, the non-profit organization KIKK is committed to building bridges between the arts, sciences, culture and technology. KIKK transforms and densifies space. Free-spirited and daring, KIKK stands between technological innovation and creativity, refreshing the foundations of a reinvented economy.

On a daily basis, KIKK organizes events, stages exhibitions, supports the production of artistic works and participates in the emergence of new projects, which it then supports and promotes.
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With an eye to the horizon and beyond, and a fierce tendency to cross-disciplinary clearing: the association is organic.

It evolves, impetuous, according to the seasons, carried by winds and tides, that it never covers twice in the same way. Its aim: to mix fields, genres and generations, to question the multiple uses of new technologies, and in so doing, foreshadow the new challenges of a world on the move.

Every year, KIKK organizes the eponymous international festival in Namur, which showcases digital practices in the broadest sense. For its 11th edition in 2022, the event attracted over 25,000 visitors (professionals and the curious alike) from nearly 40 nationalities.
Can we still believe in visuals?


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.


This is just the start, many more incredible festivals to come in the future...
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KIKK Festival gathers people of all backgrounds from all around the world.
Designers, scientists, makers, entrepreneurs, artists, architects, developers and musicians. They come to tell you their personal anecdotes, to share professional experiences and innovative ideas, to present an artwork, a project or a product. You return home full of inspiration with plenty of contacts, new passions and possibilities.

The team

Gilles Bazelaire
Director and founder
Marie du Chastel
Artistic Director
Justine Urbain
Justine Urbain
Coordinator - KIKK Festival
Delphine Jenart
Delphine Jenart
Head of Strategy & Development
Thomas Demiautte
Financial Director
Delphine Lievin
Delphine Liévin
RH & admin manager
Chloé Gérard
Chloé Gérard
Partnership manager
Fanny Gaupin
Fanny Gaupin
Communication manager
Pauline Lefeuvre
Pauline Lefeuvre
Production manager
Marie de Ganay
Marie de Ganay
Production manager
Dominique Coppée
Admin & event assistant
David Ruydant
David Ruydant
Project manager - TRAKK
Charlotte Jeuniaux
Charlotte Jeuniaux
Medialab manager - TRAKK
PM Gérard
PM Gérard
Protolab manager - TRAKK
Charlotte Benedetti
Director - Pavillon
Romane Pirli
Romane Pirli
Visitor reception manager - Pavillon
Stéphane Gueulette
Stéphane Gueulette
Technical manager - Pavillon
Julie Mouvet
Julie Mouvet
Editor in chief - kingkong
Julie Peustjens
Julie Peustjens
Distribution officer - kingkong
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