Piksel in collaboration with the S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB
presents a

Do-It-Yourself lab for artistic and scientific research.

13 October 2016
1st floor Mesanine, Student Center, UIB | BERGEN
Sign-up by emailing: piksel16 (@) piksel.no

Solar kinetic sculptures


Kinetic sculpture

Recycling, derelict materials, and self-sufficiency are keywords that would emerge in a possible future where new life forms will have to rely on other building blocks than those required for biology. Thinking of plastic being the only thing left for grabs for new life forms has resulted in a series of ‘living’ kinetic sculptures.

These sculptures would act like little sprouts from this extreme futuristic scenario.

The workshop will be run by artist Egil Paulsen. Attendants are invited to create playful little sculptures that move with the help of solar cells. Combine art and technology in a fun way by creating simple poetic machines, which in turn gives way to experiencing renewable energy technology, with movement and animism as aesthetic qualities.

1pm to 5 pm: Workshop: Participants will become familiar with how solar power works, and create art using renewable energy.

Artists’ bios
Egil Paulsen (Norway)

Works with installation, computer art, and video. He has a Bachelor degree from Bergen National Academy of the Arts where he was enrolled under Department of Fine Art. His works include Solar Sculptures, Ultrasonic Vision, WiFi-Shamanism, and a newly completed face tracking installation done for a big mask exhibition at Rubin Museum of Art in NY.

Exhibitions and workshops at Juniutstillingen ‐ Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 2015; Becoming Another: The Power of Masks ¬‐ Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2015-¬‐2016; Piksel Festival 2014 ‐ Bergen, 2014; An Indifferent Map ‐ Galleri ApARTe, Iasi, Romania, 2014; Secitioning Experience -¬ Bachelorutstilling Avd. Kunstakademiet 2014; Breaking the Silence ¬‐ Galleri Totaldobze, Riga, Latvia; Born of Emptiness -¬ Galleri KICA, Krasnodar, Russland, 2013; Mate REALIZE -¬ Tallinn, Estland. Estonian Academy of Arts, 2013; Streaming Canvas -¬ “Bring Your Own Beamer”, Galleri Knipsu, Bergen 2012; Transcript -¬ Bergen/Stuttgart art exchange, Kunst-¬ og Designhøgskolen I Bergen, 2012; Crisis, What Crisis? -¬ European Exchange Academy, Beelitz-¬‐Heilstätten, Berlin, 2012.

Piksel is an annual event for artists and developers working with free and open source software, hardware and art. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops,
performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free and open source software. Piksel’s upcoming edition will be devoted to DIY (Do It Yourself) biotechnology applied to art.

In collaboration with S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB Bergen

More info and full program:

SNET Conference 2016