On the 2nd of November 2018, Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun will make her second appearance at KIKK Festival of Digital & Creative Cultures in Namur, Belgium! Nelly will be the keynote speaker and will present a talk called I AM A MONSTER. 

You will hear about astronauts playing music with The International Space Orchestra; asteroids impacting the earth with Disaster Playground, extreme forms of life on our planet and beyond with Space Viking and finally tuition-free universities under nightclubs with the University of the Underground. Dr. Ben Hayoun will also present some behind the scenes of her latest project ‘I am (not) a Monster’ an impossible pursuit- looking for the origins, mechanics and power dynamics behind knowledge. 

For more information and tickets to I AM A MONSTER talk, click here! 

The theme of KIKK this year is “Species and the Beyond” whereby the intention is to explore the boundaries between the living and the non-living, undoing our anthropocentric visions of the world by shifting points of view. Faced with global issues, the contemporary perception has evolved, artists and philosophers are rethinking and decentering humans’ position in the world which has been dominant in modern thinking. New questions arise. What can be defined as a species? What happens when we look at the world from another position, taking the perspective of animals, plants, bacteria, minerals, the forces of the elements? 

Other speakers tackling the theme of KIKK this will be longterm NBH Studios collaborator and friend Margot Myers Director of the Creative Technology Studio, The Workers! Marco Coppeto is a Senior Designer at Ueno and many more powerhouses!