Bergen, Norway – May and June 2024

Piksel Fest Spill Returns to Bergen, Celebrating Art, Technology, and Ecology (PDF)

Piksel Fest Spill, a cornerstone of electronic arts and free technology, is set to make its return to Bergen this May and June. Dedicated to democratizing technology and empowering artists, Piksel endeavors to create a space where creativity thrives, fueled by the power of open-source tools.

The festival’s program delves into the realms of DIY Bioart, exploring the intersection of art, science, and technology. Against the backdrop of pressing environmental challenges, artists converge to address themes like biological diversity, climate change, and symbiosis through experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Central to the festival is the inclusion of groundbreaking artists like Marรญa Castellanos and Alberto Valverde, who explore plant communication through the internet and neural networks. Piksel, recognizing their disruptive work, invites them to present a site-specific artwork at Studio 207, along with workshops targeting diverse audiences.

In addition, Piksel’s Inclusive Digital Laboratory for Experimental Art (IDLE) continues its transformative journey, democratizing art through internet accessibility. With the forthcoming IDLE version 1.0, the project aims to connect a VR gallery with IoT systems, fostering interdisciplinary networks and engaging diverse communities through workshops and performances.

Highlighting the festival’s international resonance, Piksel hosts an ICLC Satellite Event on June 8th at Studio 207, presenting IDLE to the global live coding scene. This collaboration with the International Conference of Live Coding in Shanghai amplifies Bergen’s artistic offerings, synchronizing electronic art and new media with FestSpill.

Piksel Fest Spill Program

Piksel Fest Spill 2024 promises to be a dynamic celebration of art, technology, and ecology, embodying Piksel’s commitment to artistic freedom, technological innovation, and environmental consciousness.

For media inquiries, please contact:

[Ina Glosli / ina(at)piksel(dot)no]

About Piksel:
Piksel is a pioneering platform dedicated to democratizing technology and empowering artists through open-source tools. With a focus on electronic arts and free technology, Piksel fosters creativity, experimentation, and collaboration in Bergen and beyond.

About IDLE:
The Inclusive Digital Laboratory for Experimental Art (IDLE) is a multidisciplinary project initiated by Piksel, dedicated to democratizing art through internet accessibility. Through virtual galleries, workshops, and performances, IDLE engages diverse communities in creative exploration and collaboration.

About the International Conference of Live Coding (ICLC):
ICLC is a global platform dedicated to exploring technologies and philosophies interpreting computer code as gesture within live performances. Hosted by NYU Shanghai, ICLC fosters dialogue and innovation within the live coding community worldwide.

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