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PIKSEL19 – Open Call for Projects

The 17th edition of the Piksel Festival takes place November 21-23 2019.

Open call for projects: https://piksel.org

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Piksel Pavilion Opening Night – Piksel18 – Buzzocrazy!

PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy!
The 16th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies
http://18.piksel.no presents:

Piksel Pavilion – The central info point for Piksel18 – Buzzocrazy!!

Yes, you heard it right, on the 22nd of November we are going to visualize and sonorize the Music Pavillion in Bergen with 3 hours of audiovisual live performances. The music pavilion will be electronically updated to host different Piksel artists doing high impact performances as a preview of what is going to happen at the Piksel Festival.

Piksel18 – Buzzocrazy! Is a festival devoted to art and technological freedom. It is happening next weekend in Bergen. Starting on Thursday with the Exhibition Opening, Concerts nigths on Friday and Saturday, workshops and artists talks.

To show you all of this we will be warming up for the opening of the festival in the Piksel Pavilion (Music pavilion in Bergen) from 16:00 to 19:00. It will produce a very different spectacle for the citizens passing by the main square and surroundings streets.
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Once the show is over we invite you to join at the Exhibition Opening Night – Piksel18 – Buzzocrazy! at Piksel Studio 207 in Strandgaten 207 and SKUR14 in Holbergskaien 1, Bergen

– Exhibition – 22nd opening night – 20:00 – 01:00

PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy! Is proud to announce the opening night that will take place in two different spaces at the Piksel Studio 207 and SKUR14.

We invite you to join us in the opening night tour! 2 openings at the same time. Starting at 20:00 in Piksel Studio 207, the main exhibition shows different artworks devoted to DIY bioart and the Buzzocrazy! theme.

At 22:00 we will tour to SKUR14 where we will enjoy the premiere of the sound installation developed by Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due, Jo Grys with altered accordions: Hidden Track. SKUR14 is also hosting works by artists from Germany, Iceland, Italy, Uruguay and UK and Norway.

We hope you can enjoy the opening night with us.

At PIKSEL STUDIO 2017
Strandgaten 207, Bergen

DIY bioart topic is presented by the work of Anne Marie Maes (BE), The Intelligent Guerilla Beehive; Mindaugas Gapševičiuss (LT)+ Martin Howse(UK), Radio Mycelium & How I Hack Plant Conversations; Gisle Frøysland (NO) + Maite Cajaraville(ES), From DNA to NSA; Hamilton Mestizo (CO), DIY Traffic Lines for Air Pollution; Jose Alejandro Lopez (CO), Our 25th Chromosome on Google and Dimitrios Gkikas (GR/DE), I will be waiting.

Buzzocrazy! The slogan of this edition festival bring us artworks from Marc Lee (CH) , Political Campaigns – Battle of Opinion on Social Media – Start TV Bot; @Antonio Roberts (UK), Copyright Atrophy; Gabin Cortez Chance (US); Gisle Frøysland (NO), #Anti-corruption-code-my-circumstances.

At SKUR14
Holbergskaien 1, Bergen

International artists are invited to show their last developments at SKUR14 as part of the PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy! Exhibition.
Björk Viggósdóttir (IS), Circle; Wolfgang Spahn (DE/AT), It’s Organic If You Look Close Enough; Antonio Della Marina (IT), fades.net; Osvaldo Cibils (UR), El arte de las perillas (the art of knobs); Bioni Samp (Live Electronics) (UK), Beespace or Hive Synthesis, Camilla Vatne Barratt-due(NO), Jo Grys, Hidden Track, and, Ann Edvartsen (NO) with her last work Kessler Syndrome.

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Concerts Night at Hulen -Piksel18- Buzzocrazy!

PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy!
The 16th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies
http://18.piksel.no

– Concerts Night at Hulen -Piksel18- Buzzocrazy! – 21:00 – 22:30
Doors open at 20:00
– SISTA CAVE RAVE – 3 year anniversary – 23:00 – 3:00
– Venue: Hulen | Olaf Ryes vei 48, 5006 Bergen
http://hulen.no/
– Entrance Free for the Piksel festival concerts. 150 kr if you stay all night long at Sista Låten 3rd Anniversary techno night. Please see below.

John Bowers (UK)
Tim Shaw (UK)
Ivan Paulsen (NO) (Ivanuschka Sgrim Pa)
Thor Merlin (NO)
Peter Edwards (US/SL)

We are proud to collaborate with Sista Låten techno underground collective in Bergen to bring you a 2 sessions concerts program. Pikses18 – Buzzocrazy! starts at 21:00 to 22:30, then Sista Låten will start with their impressive line up of techno DJ’s till the end of the night.

PIKSEL18 – Buzzocrazy! on its second concerts night is presenting three shows with very different set up.

John Bowers and Tim Shaw from UK will introduce us to UTM, The Universal Transformation Machine (UTM), an imagined alchemical device that transforms one form of matter-energy into any other. Light energy into sound. Sound into physical movement. Physical movement into shortwave radiation. Radiation into magnetism. Magnetism into gravity.

Oroboros, from the Bergen artist, Ivan Paulsen will create a thick feedback invading noise situation trying to get as many types of feedback into one small package, crn will use everything from videofeedback to mixer-, audio-, EM- and radio-feedback to entertain, entrance and cause pain.

In the visual part, Thor Merlin Lervick will be creating a video mapping sculpture accompaning Ivan Paulsen. The projection mapped improvised brings live coded visuals into the physical space on a human sized figure enabling the audience to relate to the visuals in an untraditional setting.

Peter Edwards aka Casperelectronics is the man behind the OMSynth, a “circuit development and performance interface” that allows users to create astonishing sound and light performances. He will be our guy to close the night with his hardcore dance-noise set.

More about the artists:
John Bowers, Tim Shaw (UK)
http://www.jmbowers.net/
John Bowers (UK) works with modular synthesisers, home-brew electronics, reconstructions of antique image and sound-making devices, self-made software, field recordings and esoteric sensor systems. He makes performance environments which mix sound, image and gesture at a fundamental material level, sometimes accompanied by spoken text. His practice often combines improvised performance with walking, urban exploration and the investigation of selected sites to conduct research in an imagined discipline he calls ‘mythogeosonics’. He has performed at festivals including the collateral programme of the Venice Biennale, Transmediale/CTM Vorspiel Berlin, Piksel Bergen, Electropixel Nantes, BEAM Uxbridge and Spill Ipswich, and toured with the Rambert Dance Company performing David Tudor’s music to Merce Cunningham’s Rainforest. He contributed to the design of The Prayer Companion – a piece exhibited twice at the Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and acquired for their permanent collection. Amongst many musical collaborations, he works with Sten-Olof Hellström, Tim Shaw and in the noise drone band Tonesucker. He helps coordinate the label Onoma Research and works in Culture Lab and Fine Art, Newcastle University.

Tim Shaw
https://tim-shaw.net/
In performances Tim improvises with field recordings, microphones, modular synthesisers, sculptural loudspeakers and resonant sound objects which, when combined, create layered listening environments. He uses a variety of self-constructed technologies to playback and manipulate his recordings. The unfolding composition incorporates elements of uncertainty and indeterminacy processed through room acoustics, computational systems and networked infrastructures. He is particularly interested in the relationships between site, sound and technologies. Presenting work through musical performances, installations, walks and site-responsive interventions his practice attempts to expose the mechanics of systems through sound to reveal the hidden aspects of environments and technologies. Tim works as a lecturer in Digital Media at Newcastle University. He presents work at galleries, festivals, museums, through residencies and cultural events nationally and internationally. Recently his work has been presented at New Ear Festival, New York (2018), History of Bosnia Museum, Sarajevo (2018), ARC, Switzerland (2018), bb15, Linz (2017), Stereolux, Nantes (2016), Baltic, Gateshead (2017), FACT Liverpool (2016), Eastern Bloc, Montreal (2016) and The Wired Lab, New South Wales, Australia (2016).

cimu / Ivan Andre Paulsen (NO)
https://soundcloud.com/irn-5
cirnu is the shadow of Bergen-based noise-maker and connoiseur of things weird, wild and WTF Ivan Andre Paulsen. While Ivan did his thing around the impro- and contemporary music-scene in Bergen, cirnu was hibernating. The summer of 2018, cirnu started to wake up, and for the piksel festival will be fully awake and ready to cause mayhem and get hir freak on with the rather spiffily named project ‘ouroboros’; an autophagous wall of glimmering, shimmering, magical noise, ‘ouroboros’ is a sonic feast using as many different types of feedback as possible – including FMradio- , EM-, microphone- and mixer-feedback – to detune your brains and break your chains.

Thor Merlin Lervik (NO)
https://thor-merlin.no
Thor Merlin is a Norwegian designer and programmer with a degree in programming from UiO and a degree in design from KhiO. He has developed several open source software tools for visual live coding like Sakuhin and Zypit. He has mainly worked with musicians in the genres of improvised noise, live dnb and jazz. To name a few, he has performed at Slottsfjell, Victoria Nasjonale Jazzscene, Ingensteds and Kulturhuset in Oslo.

Peter Edwards (US)
http://www.casperelectronics.com/
Peter Edwards is an American artist, musician, and teacher. He has been exploring the field of circuit bending and experimental musical electronics since 2000 through his business Casperelectronics. He performs regularly under the same name.

Edwards has performed, taught workshops and spoken on the topic of circuit bending and creative electronics at MIT’s Media Lab, Hasbro Toys, Hampshire College, Skidmore College, New York University, Bloomfield University, Long Beach University, Georgie Southern University and at new media festivals around the world including The Piksel Festival (Bergen, Norway).

****The Piksel festival entrance is free. If you want to enjoy all night long together with Sista Låten starting at 23.00 → 3:00, then the ticket entrance will be 150 kr. You can pay that at the entrance.

PIKSEL18 – Buzzocrazy!

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Concerts Night at USF -Piksel18-Buzzocrazy!

PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy!
The 16th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies
http://18.piksel.no

– Concert night – 23rd 21:00 – 01:00 – Doors open at 20:30
– Venue: Studio USF | Georgernes verft 12, 5011 Bergen
https://usf.no/lokaler/studio-usf/
– Entrance 60 NOK – Free for students.

PIKSEL18 – Buzzocrazy! First concerts night brings four outstanding audiovisual performances.

PIKSEL18 – Buzzocrazy! presents a line up of very well known artists in the international experimental scene.

From Berlin comes Wolfgang Spahn. His unique performance „Self-Similarity“ uses the data stream from a projector to create sound and visuals. A fractal explosion of colours based on different analogue and digital machines developed by the artist.

From the guts of the most impressive computer music environment, Pure Data, we present “pointillism” from the Austrian Iohannes Zmölnig, one of the core developers of that environment. The music is generated using morse code patterns, the code is written in “Braille”, the language of the blind.

Bioni Samp (Live Electronics), British artist, musician, inventor and bee keeper, will perform with his ‘Honey Viscosity Synth (c) Bioni Samp 2012’ that uses honey as a resistor to control oscillators, filters and sequencers.

And last but not least, we will see the DNA chain searches that Gisle Frøysland pull from the public data base of deCODE, and how he produces sound by sonifying the results of the matching patterns.

We can assure that this night is going to be a very experimental one!

More about the artists:

Wolfgang Spahn is an Austrian-German visual artist based in Berlin. His work includes interactive installations, miniature-slide-paintings and performances of light & sound. His art explores the field of analogue and digital media and focusses on both their contradiction and their correlation. That’s why he is also specialized in re-appropriated and re-purposed electronic technologies. Recently he developed analogue synthesizers as well as analogue computers and analog neuron networks and uses them to create abstract light-and-sound-sculptures.

Karachi Biennale 2017, Pakistan; Bienal de Artes Mediales – Santiago de Chile 2017; “Feedback” West Den Haag 2017; Wagner Museum Bayreuth 2017; Maximilian Forum, München 2017; “T2F” Karachi, Pakistan 2016, “Venkatappa Gallery” Bangalore, India 2016, „Montag Modus“ Collegium Hungaricum Berlin 2016; Bodenlos – Vilem Flusser und die Künste 2015-2017, Akademie der Künste, Berlin and Galerie AMU, Prague;
http://www.wolfgang-spahn.de

IOhannes m zmölnig (Austria)
IOhannes m zmölnig is an Austria-based software- and media-artist and member of the art-collective forum::für::umläute. He is currently working at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) in Graz. Being an active member of the FLOSS-community, he is one of the core developers of the Pure Data computer music environment, for which he also provides a number of libraries, including Gem for realtime-graphics and iemguts which is targeted at writing live-coding systems within Pd. IOhannes m zmölnig has performed concerts between Bergen and São Paolo, Perth and New York. (http://umlaeute.mur.at)

Bioni Samp (Live Electronics) is a British artist, musician, inventor and beekeeper.
From 2013 to 2018 Bioni took his ‘Hive Synthesis’ show on tour, performing and exhibiting in Ottawa, Canada at Gallery 101 and the National Museum of Nature. Harplinge, Sweden at Harp Art Lab. Slovakia at Banská Štiavnica Gallery. Prague, Czech Republic at školská 28 and Nová Perla. Wroclaw, Poland at the 16th Media Art Biennale. Linz, Austria at Eleonore and STWST48 during ARS Electronica. Liverpool at FACT, Bioni Samp installation in group show: Hybrids: Interspecies Collaboration in Craft and Design, @NationalCraft The National Centre for Craft & Design Sleaford, UK. reROOted festival, part of Hull 2017 Year of Culture, Sonic Dreams Festival, Waterford Ireland 2017, Primal Uproar 3 onboard the MS Stubnitz, Hamburg 2018 and many other various live shows in London and the UK.

h220/Gisle Frøysland (Norway)
http://gislefroysland.com/

Studied computer science, information technology, TV production and arts in Bergen. Since the early 80s he has been working as a musician, VJ and visual artist. He is a founding member of BEK, the Bergen Centre for Electronic Art and initiator/director of the Piksel festival for electronic art and free technologies.

Gisle Frøysland has received grants and has held numerous exhibitions, many of them in Norway, but also abroad. His works have been presented at several international festivals like Electrohype, Dissonanze, Transmediale, Borealis, Ultima, MakeArt,Pixelache, Mal au Pixel and Electropixel. His past collaborators include KKNull, Julien Ottavi ,VuNhatTan, John Hegre, Lasse Marhaug, BAKtruppen, Information and Motherboard.

PIKSEL18 – BuzzOcrazy!

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Exhibition Opening Night – Piksel18 – Buzzocrazy!

PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy!
The 16th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies
http://18.piksel.no presents:

– Exhibition – 22nd opening night – 20:00 – 01:00
– November 23rd -24th, Bergen (NO) – 12:00-18:00
– Venues: Piksel Studio 207 / Strandgaten 207; SKUR14 /Holbergskaien 1;| Bergen

PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy! Is proud to announce the opening night that will take place in two different spaces at the Piksel Studio 207 and SKUR14.

We invite you to join us in the opening night tour! 2 openings at the same time. Starting at 20:00 in Piksel Studio 207, the main exhibition shows different artworks devoted to DIY bioart and the Buzzocrazy! theme.

At 22:00 we will tour to SKUR14 where we will enjoy the premiere of the sound installation developed by Camilla Vatne Barratt-duer, Jo Grys with altered accordions: Hidden Track. SKUR14 is also hosting works by artists from Germany, Iceland, Italy, Uruguay and UK and Norway.

We hope you can enjoy the opening night with us.

At PIKSEL STUDIO 2017
Strandgaten 207, Bergen

DIY bioart topic is presented by the work of Anne Marie Maes (BE), The Intelligent Guerilla Beehive; Mindaugas Gapševičiuss (LT)+ Martin Howse(UK), Radio Mycelium & How I Hack Plant Conversations; Gisle Frøysland (NO) + Maite Cajaraville(ES), From DNA to NSA; Hamilton Mestizo (CO), DIY Traffic Lines for Air Pollution; Jose Alejandro Lopez (CO), Our 25th Chromosome on Google and Dimitrios Gkikas (GR/DE), I will be waiting.

Buzzocrazy! The slogan of this edition festival bring us artworks from Marc Lee (CH) , Political Campaigns – Battle of Opinion on Social Media – Start TV Bot; @Antonio Roberts (UK), Copyright Atrophy; Gabin Cortez Chance (US); Gisle Frøysland (NO), #Anti-corruption-code-my-circumstances.

At SKUR14
Holbergskaien 1, Bergen

International artists are invited to show their last developments at SKUR14 as part of the PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy! Exhibition.
Björk Viggósdóttir (IS), Circle; Wolfgang Spahn (DE/AT), It’s Organic If You Look Close Enough; Antonio Della Marina (IT), fades.net; Osvaldo Cibils (UR), El arte de las perillas (the art of knobs); Bioni Samp (Live Electronics) (UK), Beespace or Hive Synthesis, Camilla Vatne Barratt-due(NO), Jo Grys, Hidden Track, and, Ann Edvartsen (NO) with her last work Kessler Syndrome.

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Piksel 18, Buzzocrazy!

Piksel 18, Buzzocrazy!
elektronisk kunst og fri teknologi

22-24 Nov
Bergen, Norway

Piksel18 – Buzzocrazy!, elektronisk kunst og fri teknologi.
The hive mind: from echo-manipulation to eco-pollinization.

From 22nd to 24th of November, an international group of artists will meet at the PIKSEL Festival in Bergen. Throughout concerts, installations, performances, workshops and presentations, artists will share artistic ways to look at bio-data and ecosystems.

Buzzocrazy! The Piksel18 festival slogan points to the new era of “post-truth” based on appeals to emotion rather than policies and facts. Stretching the truth can be seen as just part of a game. The post-truth affects how we make sense of the world around us. That phenomenon has a name – agnotology, the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.

The human mind has recently evolved to include the thinking process of social media as a whole. We’re connected to social media like a great hive mind.

The importance of what the hive spreads, staying in step with the hive, becomes more important than what happens in reality or maybe it can even be said that what the hive thinks becomes reality. People increasingly seek information that confirms their ideological beliefs, rather than information that’s factually accurate from reliable sources. And thanks to scientific advances in data metrics, the social media companies now have almost perfect mind control technology.

Even on the subject of climate change, people have become incredibly polarized. The hive mind is generating climate science-denying stories.

Piksel 18 Buzzocrazy! Claims to repair the hive mind. The global consciousness has been manipulated and we have to bring it back again from echo-manipulation to eco-pollinization, we seek the bee drones as the new metaphor to restore the logic ecosystem.

PIKSEL18 – Buzzocrazy!

Venues:

– PIKSEL STUDIO 207 | Strandgaten 207 | Bergen

– SKUR14 | Holbergskaien 1 | Bergen

-Studio USF | Georgernes verft 12, 5011 | Bergen

-Hulen | Olaf Ryes vei 48, 5006 | Bergen

Events:

-22 November: Exhibition opening night at PIKSEL STUDIO
https://www.facebook.com/events/264590194250439/

-23-24 November: Exhibition Piksel18 BuzzOcrazy! at PIKSEL STUDIO
https://www.facebook.com/events/714821492224052/

-23 November: Piksel Concert Night at USF
https://www.facebook.com/events/181299019472012/

-24 November: Piksel Concert Night at Hulen
https://www.facebook.com/events/771786699845012/

 

Full program: https://18.piksel.no/program/

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Piksel KidZ LAb, en kunstlab med nye medier for barn!

BERGEN
5th – 7th November – 10:00- 14:00
8th – 9th November – 14:00 -18:00
12th – 14th November – 10:00- 14:00
15th – 16th November – 14:00 -18:00

Gratis verksted for barn/unge i alderen 8-18 år
for påmelding: piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no

For fjerde gang i Bergen kan barna tilbringe dagene med å leke med kunst og elektronikk. Piksel KidZ Lab er et kunstnerisk laboratorium hvor barn kan lære seg å forstå og skape kunstverk på nye medier.

Under temaene City- GO, City- BIO og City- TECH, vil barna samhandle med miljøet på flere fronter: både det sosiale, kulturelle og naturlige miljøet.

Anvendelsen av åpen teknologi hjelper barna å forstå hvordan datamaskiner fungerer og introduserer dem for begreper knyttet til digital frihet. Laben tar i bruk samarbeidsprosjekter basert på Do It With Others (DIWO) for å fremme kulturell diversitet og et mangfold av fysiske og virtuelle opplevelser som gjør barna klare for det 21. århundret!

Piksel KidZ Lab har som målsetning å bringe kunst i nye medier ut til barn og unge. Det er et initiativ i regi av Piksel, bergensfestivalen med fokus på kunst og fri teknologi.

Piksel Kidz Lab er støttet av Norsk Kulturfond og Hordaland Fylkeskommune.


ENGLISH

For the fourth time in Bergen, the kids will enjoy the autumn playing with art and electronics. Piksel KidZ Lab is an artistic laboratory for kids to understand and build new media artworks.

From 5th of November, Piksel Studio 207 will host the Autumn School Piksel KidZ Lab. Piksel KidZ Lab this year proposes three new workshops: DIY Traffic lights of air pollution, Bio-Vortex, a luminescent musical instrument and Electrotextile!. The workshops are dealing with pollution, luminescence and hybrid living art, and textile electronic wearables, all in once as a way of exploration of the complex contexts as civil empowerment, interspecies sustainability and urban and natural environment.

Under the themes City- GO, City-BIO and City- TECH, kids engage with the environment in a wide sense: social, cultural and natural environment.

The use of free technologies empowers the kids to understand how computers works and introduces them into the digital freedom concept. The lab apply to collaborative production based on Do It With Others (DIWO) to promote cultural diversity and multilayer physical and virtual experiences to get ready for the XXI century!

Piksel KidZ Lab, aims to bring new media art practices to kids and youngsters. It is an initiative of Piksel, the Bergen festival focused on art and free technologies.

For more information please visit: http://studio.piksel.no/

To sign up email to piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no

Press material (photos and more): http://studio.piksel.no/press-and-photos-pikselkidz/

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About the warning case at Piksel Festival 2017

Update 8. oct:

In the light of the online debate generated in social media after Medialab MX launched the public manifesto of support to the volunteer, we believe it is the time to rethink our position and line of action regarding what happened. First to publicly express a firm commitment from Piksel and its community in preventing any attack on freedom of the individual and against all violence, especially against women. And secondly, we want to point out the principles of transparency and community that guides the management and activities of Piksel, principles that we followed in our initial management of the incident, but unfortunately seems to have not been satisfactory for the volunteer according to her later complaint letter.

Piksel will again apologise to our volunteer for any inconvenience or discomfort caused by the publishing of the video and her participation in the performance. We are deeply sorry that our initial effort did not meet the expectations of the volunteer. At no time have we wanted to avoid our responsibility in this matter and for that reason we have taken this into consideration. We may not have had enough sensitivity to handle something this difficult. We live in a patriarchal society that sometimes puts our belief systems and values to the test, which does not stop being oriented towards equality and the elimination of any type of violence.

Acknowledging the request from the volunteer, we are therefore removing the video and images of the performance showing an alleged harassment during Piksel Festival 2017. This is done to avoid any more inconvenience and possible identification for the persons involved. The video and images will still be kept in our private archives as documentation in a possible police or court case.

Piksel takes everything that happens in the festival very seriously. We believe, both cultural organizations and artists must learn how to deal with this kind of situations, and that the only way of dealing with it must be based in the principle of transparency. Transparency must work in a bi-directional way, only like that we will be able to identify and to learn how to deal with this kind of cases.

Following that principle, Piksel has contacted experts to help us cope with this situation, with the aim of learning to identify possible inappropriate situations that may occur in the course of an artistic intervention (or similar) and thus, continue growing in creating artistic spaces that generate fair, equal and equitable synergies.

Piksel is working to develop an ethical framework that provides clear guidelines for acceptable behavior during the festival development in order to ensure a good working environment and safe festival experiences for all involved. Piksel will publish this ethical framework when it’s ready in our webpage.

 


 

Chronology:

About the warning case at Piksel Festival 2017 which involved one of the artists and one of  the Piksel volunteers during her collaboration in the artists performance.

It has come to our attention that Medialab MX has published a report on their website containing serious allegations against Piksel and alleged sexual harassment during this performance. Piksel is against any harassment, inside or outside the festival frame and we believe that this is implicit in the Piksel values and that the Piksel community knows that. Here is our version of the case.

 

17th Nov 2017

  • Piksel handled the case in its full magnitude immediately after it happened in a public internal meeting involving the artist, the volunteer, other participants and Piksel representatives.

 

3rd Feb 2018

  • Piksel has on several occasions contacted and talked to the volunteer about the situation and the volunteer did not signal any further measures. She was satisfied in how the case was handled.

 

26th of June 2018

  • Piksel was contacted by the Norwegian Embassy in Mexico about the case and agreed with them that the volunteer should request action from the police to re-open the case.
  • Piksel did not receive any further request from the volunteer or the police to re-open the case.

 

17th July 2018

  • The volunteer address our sponsors with a sexual harassment report and other documents.

 

31st of July 2018

  • Piksel receives an email from Medialab MX and recommends again to them and the volunteer to ask for police action if they think the case should be re-opened. We had no answer back.

 

28th of August 2018

  • We received documents stating serious sexual allegations against Piksel from our sponsors in Norway.
  • In these documents the volunteer request our sponsors to cut all financial support and also requires an economic compensation.
  • There is also a letter from women participants at Piksel that was never sent to Piksel, instead we got noticed about it directly from the Arts Council in Norway.
  • Medialab MX or the volunteer did not send any documents to Piksel.

 

2nd October 2018

  • Medialab MX considers that the case is not closed but instead of asking in a formal letter to re-open, they publish a public document on internet with false allegations against Piksel.
  • Neither Medialab MX nor the volunteer make a formal request to the police to open an investigation, as Piksel recommended in our email to them.

 

current status

  • Piksel has carried out investigations of the case asking external experts on gender issues and sexual harassment, and also getting legal advice.
  • Based on these investigations, Piksel sees no grounds to re-open the case.
  • Piksel takes all notices of critical circumstances seriously and we are concerned that both employees and participants of the festival have safe and healthy working conditions where mutual respect and openness are important factors for creating a good working environment.
  • Piksel is working internally to develop an ethical framework that provides clear guidelines for acceptable behavior during the festival development.
  • Piksel will publish this ethical framework when we think it’s ready for publication.

 


 

edit: The first version of this statement contained a link to a video of the performance. This link has now bee removed as it can lead to the identification of the persons involved in the case. This version also contained the first name of one of the persons involved. This has now been removed. Piksel apologises for any disclosure of identity caused by this.

 

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DELTA Piksel presenterer Daniel Dreier (DE)

Kollektivet DELTA Piksel snurrer i gang en arrangementsrekke med presentasjon av utenlandske artister innen minimalistisk elektronisk musikk – i kombinasjon med eksperimentell kunst og installasjoner.

Vi har fått med oss litt av et kobbel glitrende artister på første event!

Tidligere fast dj i Berlin på Bar 25, Panorama Bar og Watergate mv. og foregangsfigur innenfor minimal- og mikrohouse, Daniel Dreier, disker opp med et 3,5 timers “hybrid” sett.

line up:
Daniel Dreier(DE)

Kvelden åpner med to live-sett og installasjoner i Lydgalleriet med følgende eminente utøvere:

ADIVAN (Ida Nerbø & Ivan Andre Paulsen) – live sett
Rudi Valdersnes – live sett

DJ Pete the Heat & Anders G.

visuals:
Gisle Frøysland

CC: 150, –

BILLETTER:
https://goo.gl/bYXssJ

Arrangementet støttes av Bergen kommune


DANIEL DREIER

Daniel Dreier has played an integral role in Berlins techno scene since the early 2000’s.
Since his very first release on Highgrade records Chick ’n Chips which was a huge summer hit 2005 , played by the likes of Luciano and Richie Hawtin. Luciano even featured it on his charts on number 2.
It followed a residency for 5 years at Watergate, Bar25 and in the infamous Panoramabar.
Collaborations with Guido Schneider , Tom Clark and Lee Jones followed on labels such as Bar 25 , Klang Elektronik (sublabel of Playhouse) and Sender Records.
He counts Ricardo Villalobos as a huge influence who he saw play the first time in places such as E-werk and Panoramabar.
Daniel has played all around the world and can adapt and sense what the crowd needs whatever the situation is.

https://soundcloud.com/danieldreier

ADVIAN – Ida Nerbø & Ivan Andre Paulsen

IDA NERBØ

Ida plays a dark, hypnotic and trippy mix of acid and techno music. She has been a figure in the techno scene in Norway for a few years, and has performed at raves on boats in the Norwegian fjords, clubs including PLOINK (NO), DOT (NO), and EKKO Festival (NO), as well as holding down a monthly residency at KLUBB BLUBB (NO). Spring of 2017 she made her international debut in Portugal where she performed at the Parva Basement rave (PT). Later she has travelled to Asia for gigs at Social Room/HYPNOTIC (HK), Vervo Club (CHI) and Club Kowloon (HK).

Ida contributes to the techno scene in Norway with various side projects such as publishing the Bergen Techno Fanzine, a printed magazine about techno culture in Norway.

Ida is part of DOT Collective Bergen, which is a team that creates and promotes dance events focusing on unusual techno acts in combination with art and light work.

IVAN ANDRE PAULSEN

Ivan has spent most of his time in the dark and murky underground territory of DIY ,noise, contemporary music and impromusic as part of Bergen Impro Bigband, automat.piss.tool and the BIT20 Club. The last few years he has been fucking around with power electronics under the moniker cirnu and lately as one half of the experimental duo ADIVAN with ida nerbø. Unexpect the expected.

RUDI VALDERSNES

Musician producer Dj making leftfield Techno by hardware and selfmade/ found perkusion instruments. Founding member of Ideophone records and contributer to events in the nabourhood. Focusing on gender issues, including events and experimental avantgarde techno music. Has new album releases cuming up as solo artist and in collaboration with musician’s and artists. a diverse musical past including punk rock careers , jazz art music and contemporary music scene organicer it has all been translated in to production of techno. Hypnotic minimal calming and uplifting dark and light rhythms, ambients and melodys.

https://soundcloud.com/rudi-valdersnes

ANDERS G

Anders G is one of the founders of the Bergen’s techno scene. He has fit into all the facets of the scene, standing behind the stage as DJ and light artist, and in front of the stage as part of the audience. As a previous club organiser, he has managed club events, techno and rave parties, and incorporated VJ artists, performance art projects and installations. Tonight he’ll do a set with DJ Peat the Heat, and they’ll give some distinct sound that may consist of everything from industrial ambience, intergalactic space funk and pure muzak.

https://soundcloud.com/anders_gogstad/archive_x_15

GISLE FRØYSLAND

220hex / Gisle Frøysland has for over a decade been one of the key figures of the Norwegian electronic arts scene. Since the early 80s he has been working as a musician, VJ and visual artist. He is a founding member of BEK – the Bergen Centre for Electronic Art and initiator/director of the Piksel festival for free technologies in artistic practice.
Gisle Frøysland has been the receiver of grants and has held numerous exhibitions, many of them in Norway but also abroad. His work has been presented at several international festivals like Electrohype, Dissonanze, Transmediale, Borealis, Ultima, MakeArt, Pixelache, Mal au Pixel and Electropixel. His past collaborators include KKNull, VuNhatTan, John Hegre, Lasse Marhaug, BAKtruppen and Motherboard.

http://piksel.no/

DJ PETE THE HEAT

Event organizer and dj since mid-nineties. Minimal enthusiast.

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BergenTechNoiseCity

BergenTechNoiseCity

#bergentechnocity meets international noise artists in a night of spectacular frequencies and chilling beats exploring the laptop possibilities from experimental to dance music.

Lineup:

21:00 Lars Åkerlund / Julien Ottavi
22-23 Julien Ottavi / Arthur Hureau
23-00:30 Dj Anders G.

Venue:

Inside Rock Cafe
Vaskerelvsmuget 7, 5014 Bergen

CC: 70,-

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Bios:

///Lars Åkerlund///

Lars Åkerlund is a composer, sound artist and performer of mainly electronic and electroacoustic music, living in Stockholm. He studied music and classical guitar at Conservatorio del Liceo, Barcelona, and classical guitar and electroacoustic music at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, at the EMS, Stockholm, as well as musicology at the University of Stockholm. Musical collaborations include Eryck Abecassis, Kasper T Toeplitz, Zbigniew Karkowski, CM von Hausswolff, Jean-Louis Huhta, Dror Feiler, Tetsuo Furudate, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Freddie Wadling, Dennis Wong, Leif Elggren, Kent Tankred, Flesh Quartet, Kroumata and Johan Söderberg. He also co-founded bands like P.I.T.T. (with Zbigniew Karkowski et al) and Lucky People Center (with Johan Söderberg et al). Since the 90s he has made music for contemporary dance with choreographers Per Jonsson, Björn Elisson, Johan Inger and Cristina Caprioli and the Rambert Dance Company, London, Finnish National Ballet, Helsinki, the Gothenburg Opera Ballet, Stockholm Opera Ballet and most of the major Nordic dance companies, as well as the companies of the choreographers mentioned above. Lars Åkerlund made the music for film director Jan Troell’s Il Capitano (Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 1992 and the Guldbaggen Award for Best Film 1992, Stockholm) and Their Frozen Dream (Awarded at San Francisco International Film Festival 1999 and Valladolid International Film Festival 1999). In 2015, he made the music for the Sound of Silence festival, playing live in Tokyo and Berlin to the Chinese silent movie ”The Peach Girl” by Min Wancang Bu, made in 1932. Lars Åkerlund has been touring and made numerous live performances as well as music lectures and workshops throughout Africa, South America, Asia, USA and Europe. Lars Åkerlund has released records on labels as Radium 226.05, Firework Edition Records, SubRosa, Monotype Records, R.O.S.A. MNW Records and Fylkingen Records.

http://www.larsakerlund.com/

///Julien Ottavi///

Composer, Artist, curator and PhD student on new music and network

A mediactivist, artist-researcher, composer / musician, poet and tongues destroyer, experimental film maker and anarchitect, founder and member of Apo33, Julien Ottavi is involved in research and creative work, combining sound art, real-time video, new technologies and body performances. Since 1997, he develops a composition work using voice and its transformation through computer. Active developer of audio/visual programs with Puredata, he has also developed since many years DIY electronics (radio transmitters, oscillators, mixers, amplifiers, video transmitters…etc) in the perspective of knowledge sharing on technological development. Main developer for the Gnu/Linux operating system APODIO for digital art and A/V & streaming diffusion. His practices is not limited to the art spheres but crosses different fields from technological development to philosophy / theoretical research, biomimetic analysis & experimentation. Since many years he reflects on the relations between experimental practices and collective practices within the creation of autonomous collective groups, putting in question the authorship strategy of the “art ideology”.

http://www.noiser.org

////Anders G////

Theatre scientist and writer Anders Gogstad, also known as DJ Anders G, is one of the founders of the norwegian techno scene. He has published dosens of articles about ambient theatre, clubbing and pop culture. He is also a member of the Piksel organisation in Bergen, mostly working with press releated matters. As a DJ and previous club organiser, he has managed club events, techno and rave parties, and incorporated VJ artists, performance art projects and installations, inspired by contemporary post mainstream theories like Guy Debord and Neo Situationism, Nicholas Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics, Mark Amerika’s Avant Pop Manifesto, and Deluze & Guattarian rhizomatic paradigm, to name a few. In collaboration with Peter Pajhel from Verdensteateret and Gisle Frøyland from Baktruppen, Anders Gogstad became a member of the interactive theatre performance group RE:actor, known for their DIY real time stage technology, where the audience participance was triggered and integrated as an active part in the stage settings surrounded by sound and visuals. Anders G is known for his own distinct sound that can consist of anything from industrial ambience, intergalactic space funk and pure techno.

www.piksel.no

////Arthur Hureau////

Composer, sound-designer and electronic music performer, his research mixes sciences, socio-political issues and new technologies within the field of DIY engineering and contemporary music. He has performed in several collaborations and ensembles in Europe and USA.
Also known as a DJ under many nicknames, he already shared the stage next to Ritzi Lee, The Geezer, Sarah For Sure, Falhaber and many mores under Syndrøm Records and Castle Hood banners.

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VECTOR SYNTHESIS WORKSHOP

VECTOR SYNTHESIS WORKSHOP WITH DEREK HOLZER

VECTOR SYNTHESIS is an audiovisual, computational art project using sound synthesis and vector graphics display techniques to investigate the direct relationship between sound+image. It draws on the historical work of artists such as Mary Ellen Bute, John Whitney, Nam June Paik, Ben Laposky, and Steina & Woody Vasulka among many others, as well as on ideas of media archaeology and the creative re-use of obsolete technologies. Audio waveforms control the vertical and horizontal movements as well as the brightness of a single beam of light, tracing shapes, points and curves with a direct relationship between sound and image.
You can see several demo videos here:

http://macumbista.net/?page_id=5000

SOFTWARE

The Vector Synthesis library allows the creation and manipulation of 2D and 3D vector shapes, Lissajous figures, and scan processed image and video inputs using audio signals sent directly to oscilloscopes, hacked CRT monitors, Vectrex game consoles, ILDA laser displays, or oscilloscope emulation softwares using the Pure Data programming environment.

https://github.com/macumbista/vectorsynthesis

During this workshop, you will learn how to use a custom library in the Pure Data programming environment to directly control the vertical and horizontal movements, as well as the brightness, of a beam of light. You will then explore Lissajous figures, waveform representations, and other multiplexed, audio-driven visual shapes and forms which can be displayed and manipulated in real time on an XY oscilloscope, Vectrex game console, ILDA laser display, and other analog vector displays, or with oscilloscope emulating software directly on your laptop.

DATES

March 9-11 2018

PLACE

Piksel Studio 207
Strandgaten 207
5004 Bergen
http://studio.piksel.no

To sign up, send a mail to: prod (AT) piksel.no

LINKS

http://macumbista.net/?page_id=4869

https://www.instagram.com/macumbista/

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Derek Holzer (1972) is an American instrument builder and sound artist based in Helsinki FI & Berlin DE, whose current interests include DIY analog electronics, the relationship between sound + space, media archaeology and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and extreme music. He has performed live, taught workshops and created scores of unique instruments and installations since 2002 across Europe, North and South America, and New Zealand

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PIKSEL17 — We Take EmoCoin! workshops.

PIKSEL17 – We Take EmoCoin!
The 15th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies

– Wokshops
– November 13st-16th, Bergen (NO)
http://17.piksel.no

The 15th edition of the Piksel Festival takes place in Bergen (NO) November 16th- 18th 2017. We Take EmoCoin! The Piksel17 festival slogan points out to the new capital: our emotions. The interest of the human beings can be captured through emotions, and therefore can be monetized.
Emotions has become the new coin. Emotions can be measured, monitorized and monetized in almost real time. Together with our use of social networks, technology is also investing in bio-sensing the body, using small components and microcontrollers we can collect our bio-data.
So, we ourselves with our public online behaviour and our stored bio-signals, visualized and interfaced, create a direct link between emotions and money.

PIKSEL17 – We Take EmoCoin!

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Workshops Programme:

All workshops are free to attend.
To sign up send an email to:prod(at)piksel(dot)no

BioSIGNAL Sensing Workshop by Cristian Delgado
16th Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 14:00-18:00
http://17.piksel.no/?p=72

In this workshop the participants are going to use small components and microcontrolers to make biosignal sensors, to record pulse, muscle and cardiac activity to conect it to instruments and visuals, working with the sense plants response, electromiography and oxygen in blood to control both visuals and audio software with body signals and interaction between bodies.
The result is a colective exhibition made by the participants and the invited artist.

Bergen PD Meeting
16th Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 14:00-16:00
http://17.piksel.no/?p=72

PureData is an open source visual programming language for music and multimedia creation, oftenly used by composers, performers, software designers, researchers and artists to create performances and installations.
This first PD meeting will try to gather the Bergen PD community around regular meetings in order to discuss and learn about PD, what it is, how do we see or use it, but also a place to discuss about electronic music and open-source culture.
The meeting is run by artist and composer Arthur Hureau with the support of Piksel.

From E-waste to Sound Device by Toni Quiroga
17h Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 11:00-18:00
http://17.piksel.no/?p=230

During this workshop you will learn how to turn parts of e-waste and trash into functional primitive sound devices. Through the vivisection of dead media devices you will learn how to extract valuable components (like motors, VU meters, integrated circuits, transistors and other raw materials) and reuse them in order to build a primitive and idiosyncratic instrument. We will build fully recycled electronic gadgets powered through alternative and ecologically sustainable methods integrating our own body residuals into the process (if you want to). The idea is to get a better understanding of new media through the excavation of the old and obsolete by highlighting the nonlinear history within those devices.

The Praxis LIVE – Hybrid Visual IDE for Live Creative Coding by Neil C. Smith
17h Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 14:00-17:00
http://17.piksel.no/?p=69

Praxis LIVE is an innovative and powerful new way to work with OpenJDK and tools like Processing. It is a way to create projections, interactive spaces, custom AV instruments, or live-coding performances.

The workshop will introduce basic project building and patching with Praxis LIVE.
The participants will be able to continue to experiment with visual patching, or learn how to “drop down” to the built-in code editor and live recode components using Processing / Java or OpenGL. They will be able to explore Praxis LIVE’s support for physical computing, including prebuilt integration with TinkerForge open hardware, or GPIO on the Raspberry Pi.
www.praxislive.org |www.neilcsmith.net

A Recipe for Destruction: Secure Hardware Data Erasure by Nikita Mazurov
18h Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 11:00-13:00
http://17.piksel.no/?p=227

This workshop propose the question that how securely delete data nowdays has become an important thing.
Exists a huge number of software solutions which advocate wholesale drive encryption, but software solutions are woefully inadequate for the task. So this piece propose a demonstration of a pragmatic hardware solution: secure device destruction via open source recipes.
Will demonstrate and walk attendees through creating homemade recipes to securely get rid of their devices, whether tablets, laptops, phones, or even desktops.
The ultimate goal of this non-traditional workshop is to illustrate that for our digital data to truly become ‘renewable’ it must be liberated from the prison of the physical form, exorcised from the demon of the hard drive.

Sonified Textiles by Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado
18h Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 14:00-18:00
http://17.piksel.no/?p=78

The Shipibo-Konibo, from the Peruvian rainforest, openly link their traditional singing (Ikaros) to the designs they draw on vessels and their bodies, and the textiles they use as decoration and clothing. They consider that their designs can be sung.

The workshop includes an introduction to various sonification methods, ranging from databending to code, using different open-source softwares (Audacity, Gimp, Hex editor) and programming platforms for mapping sounds on visual data (images and video).
An explanation on how glitch is related to the designs behind the artworks from Paracas Culture from Perú, the Chincheros Textile Masters from Cusco, and the Shipibo-Konibo.

Biotransmissions by Colectivo Electrobiota
18h Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 14:00-18:00
http://17.piksel.no/?p=72

An experiment with electronics and biology seeking to explore different forms of interspecies communication and relationship with nature.
Introduction to biointeractivity and electronics to build our own biosensor that will allow us to make latent the potential voices of the different forms of life that inhabit the rhizosphere.

Vector Synthesis by Derek Holzer
November 27 – November 29
Date: 14:00-20:00
http://17.piksel.no/?p=81

VECTOR SYNTHESIS is an audiovisual, computational art project using sound synthesis and vector graphics display techniques to investigate the direct relationship between sound+image. It draws on the historical work of artists such as Mary Ellen Bute, John Whitney, Nam June Paik, Ben Laposky, and Steina & Woody Vasulka among many others, as well as on ideas of media archaeology and the creative re-use of obsolete technologies. Audio waveforms control the vertical and horizontal movements as well as the brightness of a single beam of light, tracing shapes, points and curves with a direct relationship between sound and image.
http://macumbista.net/?page_id=5000

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    📅 Date: Today 22.02-24🕔 Time: 17:00 - 20:00📍 Location: Studio 207, Strandgaten 207
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    The workshops takes place each Thursday from 17:00 – 20:00 at Studio 207, Strandgaten 207.
    More info: https://piksel.no/2024/01/14/stormy-thursdays-open-workshopsWe also have a Discord meeting room: https://discord.gg/QyK9Apyq

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    Buckle up, folks! Thanks to some seriously wild atmospheric vibes, we're rescheduling our meetup to next Thursday – officially dubbed the first-ever Stormy Thursday. This week's forecast is just too wild for Studio 207. So, grab your gear and brace yourself for an electrifying session where we'll dive headfirst into crafting an IoT device and whipping up some Webthings from scratch. Don't miss out – it's gonna be a tempest of tech brilliance! See you next Thursday! ⚡️🌪️

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