Newsletter 2-2011
-Piksel11 [festival]
-Program release party and concert [event]

-LGRU in Rotterdam [project meeting]
-OpenSound at Live!iXem in Favignana [network meeting/festival]


Piksel11: re:public

The 9th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Technological Freedom.
-Exhibitions - workshops - live art - presentations
-November 17th-20th, Bergen (NO)

Release of official festival program and concert by KK NUll/Ottavi/Fr0ysland.
Landmark Oct. 23rd at 21:00. 

Evening agenda:

1. Presentation of the festival program by director, Gisle Frรธysland.

2. Concert by KK Null/Ottavi/Fr0ysland. The Japanese noise legend KK NULL and the versatile artist  JULIEN OTTAVI are touring Europe with VJ and artist GISLE

3. DJ provided by Piksel Sound System

Links to more info:


1. LGRU in Rotterdam (NL) in December [Project meeting]
2. OpenSound in Favignana (IT) in December [Network meeting/ festival]

LGRU (Libre Graphics Research unit)
The Libre Graphics Research Unit is a traveling lab where ideas for creative tools are developed.
Its diverse activities range from the practical to the theoretical via writing, research meetings, 
experimental prototyping, conferences and workshops. The Research Unit is an initiative of four 
European media-labs actively engaged in Free/Libre and Open Source Software and Free Culture. This 
cross-disciplinary project involves artists, designers and programmers and is developed in dialogue 
with the Libre Graphics Community.

The unit is co-organized by Constant (Brussels, BE), Medialab Prado (Madrid, ES), WORM (Rotterdam, NL) 
and Piksel (Bergen, NO). 

LGRU was initiated on 13th of June 2011 at Medialab Prado, Madrid. WORM in Rotterdam will host the 2nd 
project meeting on the 7th-11th December 2011. 

For more info:

OPEN SOUND is a European network enabled through the Grundtvig learning partnerships program. Each of 
the partner institutions has strengths and skills which will be shared via site visits with the other 
partners. By participating in workshops, symposiums and conferences new skills will be developed as 
well as new focus areas of strengths in urban sound art, communication technologies, social inclusion 
and cross disciplinary discussions.

To make art not to be consumed but lived.

Open Sound is coordinated by APO33 (Nantes, FR) and partners include AntiTesi (Palermo, IT), Piksel 
(Bergen, NO), Granular (Lisbon, PO), Audiolab (San Sebastian, ES), ModusArts (London, UK), and N.K. 
(Berlin, DE). 

Live!iXem 2011 is the eigth annual international festival of music, mixed media and experimental 
electronic art, and will be hosted by AntiTesi on Favignaga island on Sicily in collaboration with the 
Open Sound project on the 8th-11th December 2011. 

For more info:


Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with Free/Libre and Open Source 
technologies in artistic practice. Part workshop, part festival, it is organized 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 
FLOSS & art.