In 2006 Eleonora Oreggia wrote about the Piksel 06 edition: The collaboration of an artist and a programmer, Gisle Frøysland and Carlo Prelz , to prepare a video processing real-time software named Møb became an annual appointment by the unique and marked characteristics. The liberty and sharing of the knowledge are the heart of the festival. It lasts almost a week and attracts people all over Europe, Japan , Canada , Brazil and many others. Days of sharing, there are breakfasts, workshops, dinner and performances during the night.

The Piksel is actually a community, whose primary organs are the mailing lists, indexed on line and free access. It is not a closed community. The discussion are public and considered public utility.

Piksel is a bridge between hack-meetings and artistic festivals.

They so give birth to Livido, a framework to share video effects, Frei0r , similar but optimized for the real-time elaboration, and Videojack , a program to exchange video between different applications. Only Frei0r made success. Videojack and Livido are still in phase of development. The chaotic and anarchic nature of the free software made everything difficult. The free software is a multiform trend, it is not easy to understand and explain in a few words. It could be talked by the politic, technical, ethic or economic but even didactic side.


# Frei0r


#VJ tools


Kentaro Fukuchi (JP)

Gabriel Finch aka Salsaman (UK)

Niels Elburg (NL)

Carlo Prelz (IT/NL)

Martin Bayer (DE)

Georg Seidel (DE)

Scott Draves (US)

Jörg Piringer (AU)

Dave Griffiths (UK)

Luka Frelih (SL)

Øyvind Kolås aka Pippin (NO)

Richard Spindler (AU)

Adam Hyde (AUS/NL)

Mathieu Bouchard (CA)

Enrike Hurtado Mendieta (ES)


Lasse Marhaug (NO)

Daniel Skoglund (SE)

Gisle Frøysland (NO)

Gullibloon (AU/DE)

David Cuartielles (SE/ES)

Koray Tahiroglu (TR)

Enrique Tomas (ES)

Johannes Kreidler (DE)

Rob Munro (UK)

Yves Degoyon (FR/ES)

Alejandra Perez Nunez (CL/NL)

Fokke de Jong (NL)

Audun Eriksen (NO)

Fabianne Balvedi (BR)

Paris Treantafeles (US)

Nanofamas (HK)


WhiteHouse (UK)

*GOTO 10

Aymeric Mansoux (FR/UK)

Marloes de valk (NL/UK)

Chun Lee (TW/UK)

Tom Schouten (BE)

Thomas Vriet (FR)

Antonios Galanopoulos (GR/UK)

Jan-Kees van Kampen (NL)

Ben Bogart (CA)


Wilfried Hou Je Bek (NL)

Bruno Marchal (BE)

Otto Roessler (AU/DE)

Eva Verhoeven (NL)

Martin Howse (UK)

Jonathan Kemp (UK)

Tom Schouten (BE)

Aymeric Mansoux (FR/UK)

Marloes de valk (NL/UK)

Valentina Vuksic (DE)


Association of experimental electronics (FI)

Christian Faubel (DE)

Malte Steiner (DE)

Emanuel Andel (AU)

Christian Güetzer (AU)

Gebhard Sengmüller (AU)

Federico Bonelli (IT/NL)

Tez (IT/NL)

Eleonora Oreggia (IT/NL)

Silvano “kysucix” Galliani (IT)

APO33 collective (FR)

Alexandre Castonguay (CA)

Stephanie Brodeur (CA)

Darsha Hewitt (CA)

Ben Dembroski (UK)

Gabriel Menotti (BR)

Valentina Vuksic (DE)