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Pixelache Helsinki 2010
25-28 March

Call for Participation

>> www.pixelache.ac/helsinki

Deadline Wednesday 20 January!

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Pixelache Helsinki 2010 features:

HERBOLOGIES/FORAGING NETWORKS
– The Herbologies/Foraging Networks programme of events, focused in
Helsinki (Finland) and Kurzeme region of Latvia, exploring the
cultural traditions and knowledge of herbs, edible and medicinal
plants, within the contemporary context of online networks, open
information-sharing, biological and hydroponic technologies.

HOW TO BUILD A DISHWASHER
– The first exhibition of a collaborative research project by Carnegie
Mellon University Robotics Institute researchers Garth Zeglin, Marek
Michalowski, Geoff Gordon, Ben Brown, Iheanyi Umez-Eronini, Sue Ann
Hong, Paul Scerri and artist Axel Straschnoy. The objective has been
to find out what kind of art robots make for other robots. It started
with a discussion within the team and with partners such as artists,
theater directors, philosophers and neurobiologists. Following these
conversations, two robots were designed and built: One that can make
performance art and another one that can watch it.

GOTO10
– GOTO10 is a collective of international artists and programmers,
dedicated to Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and digital arts.
GOTO10 aims to support and grow digital art projects and tools for
artistic creation, located on the blurry line between software
programming and art. GOTO10 collective has been invited to curate
parts of Pixelache Helsinki 2010 programme.

GOLAN LEVIN EXHIBITION IN KIASMA MEDIATHEQUE
– Golan Levin is an artist and engineer interested in exploring new
modes of reactive expression. Through performances, digital artifacts,
and virtual environments, Golan applies creative twists to digital
technologies that highlight our relationship with machines, make
visible our ways of interacting with each other, and explore the
intersection of non-verbal communication and interactivity.

ART MEETS ENERGY CONSUMPTION
– Pixelache and Helsingin Energia are collaborating to produce
artworks related to collective energy consumption in Helsinki area.
The artworks will be located in public space in Helsinki and/or
presented as online projects. In the first round of the project,
following artists were invited to submit proposals for artworks: Miska
Knapek, Andy Best, Maria Duncker, Unsworn Industries (Erik Sandelin &
Magnus Torstensson) and 4um (Karthik Acharya, Arto Tommiska, Elina
Alatalo ja Jukka Hautamäki).

OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE
– Open Source Hardware presents projects and communities that have
over the past few years been making knowledge about electronic
hardware more accessible. The OSH programme will include presentations
of case examples by 5-10 local and international participants, such as
the initiative Fritzing from Germany for documenting and manufacturing
pcbs for Arduino board and the meshing wireless access point project
for low-infra areas Mesh-Potato.

MEGAPHONEBOOTH HELSINKI
– Megaphonebooth Helsinki is a coin-operated megaphone to be located
in a public space somewhere in Helsinki. To use the megaphone you just
have to insert one euro per minute, speak into the attached handset
and have your voice instantly amplified and projected into the local
soundscape. Unsworn Industries (Erik Sandelin & Magnus Torstensson)
is an interaction design and innovation studio based in Malmö, Sweden.
Unsworn will premiere their project Megaphonebooth in Helsinki
during March 2010.

THE INVISIBLE CITY
– The Invisible City project explores the city not just as formed by
physical space, but also as a collective construction, made up of the
memories, desires and experiences of its inhabitants. The city should
not be conceived as a unit but rather as the sum of its inhabitants’
multiple points of views which, all combined, create a multi-faceted
perspective. Thus, the city is an aggregation of public and private
spaces, from which emerges a shared identity allowing us to live in it.

ART AND SUSTAINABILITY
– This programme section is organised in connection with MIM goes
sustainable (working title) project by Maike Lond & Taavet Jansen. It
aims to provide alternatives to traditional thinking of how theaters
operate and prove that low-tech eco-thinking in theatre does not
automatically mean simply substandard production quality. The main
goal of the project is to create a staged theatrical performance that
brings the usage of fossil fuels and other resources to absolute
minimum.

SIGNALS FROM THE SOUTH
– Signals from the South is a programme section dedicated to art, media
and technology from the South (South America, Africa, Asia). The third
edition of Signals from the South features an exhibition by Shaina
Anand & Ashok Sukumaran (India).

ALSO IN PIXELACHE HELSINKI 2010:
– Performances by TERMINALBEACH (AT) and Ona Kamu (FI)
– Pixelache Software of the Year
– Club events
– MUU Artists’ Association interactive sound installation course results
– Sound workshop for kids in collaboration with IHME Days
– HELOW 2010 (Helsinki Low Frequency Weekend) electronic music festival

++ MORE PROGRAMME TO BE CONFIRMED

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