• 2009 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 09::FRE{OP}[EN]ABLE

    2009 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 09::FRE{OP}[EN]ABLE

    Welcome to Piksel09 – the 7th annual Piksel festival!

    This years theme – f[re](e){op}[en]able – is a play on the words free, open and able. This is our way of celebrating the 7th festival with a meta theme which in a poetic way express the fundamental topics that have been the main focus of Piksel from the start – artistic practice built on technological freedom!

    Exhibition

    David Elliott

    Pall Thayer

    Paul Klotz

    Andreas Muxel

    Martin Hesselmeier

    Susanna Katharina Hertrich

    Marie-Julie Bourgeois

    Michael Day

    Arjan Scherpenisse

    Ben Woodeson

    Angie Atmadjaja

    gijs gieskes

    Carlos Tricas

    Wolfgang Spahn

    Thomas Gerwin

    Ricardo Oliveira Nascimento

    Ebru Kurbak

    Fabiana Shizue

    Dream Addictive

    Carmen González

    Leslie García

    Arnfinn Killingtveit

    Wendy Ann Mansilla

    Jordi Puig

    Live

    Emanuele Martina

    Massimiliano Nazzi

    Peter Edwards

    Bjørnar Habbestad

    Jeff Carey

    Yves Degoyon

    Diego de Leon

    Julien Ottavi

    Ryan Jordan

    Ralf Schreiber

    Tina Tonagel

    Christian Faubel

    IOhannes M Zmölnig

    Georg Richard Holzmann

    Michael Reinhard Pinter

    Karen Curley

    Servando Barreiro

    Pascale Gustin

    Alexandre Quessy

    Theo Burt

    Patrick Fontana

    Pierre-Yves Fave

    Emeric Aelters

    Oscar Martin Correa

    Glerm Soares

    Luca Carrubba

    Ricardo Brazileiro

    Carlos Henrique Paulino

    Cristiano Severo Figueiró

    Simone Bittencourt Azevedo

    Jean Marcell Habib

    Felipe Machado

    Anderson Goulart

    Ricardo Ruiz

    Fabiana Sherine Santos

    Vanessa Jesus

    Tatiana Wells

    Jenny A Torino

    Benjamin A Margolis

    Lee Azzarello

    Mattin

    Andy Bolus

    Presentations

    Letizia Jaccheri

    Richard Spindler

    Eleonora Oreggia

    Danja Vasiliev

    Bjørnar Habbestad

    Jeff Carey

    Roar Sletteland

    Arjan Scherpenisse

    Alexandre Quessy

    Linda Hilfling

    Sébastien Bourdeauducq

    Hans-Christoph Steiner

    Marius Schebella

    Chris ‘the Widget’ DiMauro

    Kelly Jaclynn Andres

    Thorsten Blum

    Johann Korndörfer

    Carlos Tricas

    Mattin

    Brendan Howell

    Pall Thayer

    Julien Ottavi

    Jürgen Neumann

    Tuomo Tammenpãã

    Bengt Sjölen

    Gisle Frøysland

    Angela Plohman

    Tommi Keränen

    Workshops

    Tom Bugs

    Diego de Leon

    Alejandro Bizzotto

    Peter Edwards

    Marc Robert Dusseiller

    Andy Gracie

    Arjan Scherpenisse

    Andy Bolus

    Servando Barreiro

    Yves Degoyon

    Lluis Gomez i Bigorda

    Alexandre Quessy

    Glerm Soares

    Luca Carrubba

    Julien Ottavi

    Jenny Pickett

    Dominique Leroy

    Julien Poidevin

    Ryan Jordan

    Guests

    Per Platou (PNEK)

    Vygandas Simbelis (INTRO)

    Anne Laforet

    Torill Haugen (PNEK)

    Beathe C Rønning (PNEK)

    Synne Bull (PNEK)

    Raitis Smits (RIXC)

    Martins Ratniks (RIXC)

    Daina Silina (RIXC)

    Linda Vebere (RIXC)

    Angela Plohman (BALTAN)

    #PikselXX #Piksel #pikselXXAIAIAI #PikselBergen #floss #ElectronicArts #pikselparticipants #piksel20years #friteknologi #electroniskkunst #piksel2009

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  • PikselXX AI AI AI workshops

    PikselXX AI AI AI workshops

    To sign up send an email to: piksel22(at)piksel(dot)no
    All workshops are free to attend.

    This year Piksel adds to the regular Piksel festival workshops and the Piksel Kidz Lab edition, for the second year, the initiative in collaboration with Bergen Dansesenter – resource centre for dance in Vestland and PRODA. The new program “Performing arts Workshops, electronics and free/libre technologies applied to the performing arts.” consists in a workshops program for performers, choreographers and dancers interested on the use of digital tools applied to interaction, sound, light, devices control, robotics, etc. with free technologies! As a result of the collaboration with the Critical Engineering Working -group we welcome 2 other workshops “Open Wave-Receiver by Shortwave Collective” and Messaging with lights in a not internet era! by Sarah Grant. Pure Data claims its space as a powerful digital tool for artists with 3 workshops: Pure Data for beginners, PdParty, and Neural Networks with PD.

    Workshops are IRL except the one from Alexandros Drymonitis, Neural Networks in Pure Data, that will be online.

    FRIDAY 18th & SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER

    Ewasteroid – Paul Granjon
    @KIB Workshop I – 10-13h
    PIKSEL KIDZ LAB – Age 10-100

    The beauty and the ugliness of electronic waste fight it off in this workshop for curious people. Starting with a pile of electronic waste items such as printers, pc towers, DVD players the participants will build a spinning asteroid made of out of date components and found timber, mining the old machines for intricate and complex parts. The resulting temporary sculpture is both celebration of human engineering and sinister indicator of an extractivist civilisation gone in overdrive.

    Open Wave-Receiver – Shortwave Collective
    @KIB Atrium – 15-18 h
    Coping Strategies program

    Building Open Wave-Receivers enables DIY communications reception, and allows anyone to freely listen to the broad spectrum of radio waves around us. All you need are a few easy-to-procure supplies and, if you want to try it, a neighborhood fence or other receptive antenna proxy.

    Why a fence? Antennas are necessary for radios to receive signals, and many things can be antennas. Fences can make great, and very long, antennas! Other materials can work well too; even a tent peg can become a useful part of a radio. Open Wave-Receivers allow us to explore the relationship between different combinations of materials, antennas, and radio waves, creating a new technology literacy, a new medium for artistic expression, and a new way to explore the airwaves in our communities.

    We have found making Open Wave-Receivers to be a fun adventure. The ability to use simple scraps to create variety and personalization in each radio makes this a great maker project for anyone wanting to play with radio.

    FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER

    Movement sensors in Pure Data for beginners– Kris Kuldkepp
    @KIB Workshop II – 10-12 h

    The workshop for beginners in Pure Data and programming for movement sensors introduces the first steps for processing the data and the necessary algorithms. The guests should bring their personal computers and preinstall Pure Data. As sensors, we will use our smartphones, and participants should also preinstall an app GyrOSC (iOS) or OSChook (Android) on their phones. A computer mouse can be used to stimulate the data stream. During the workshop, we will build examples in Pure Data that introduce the first essential steps in creating music with sensors and what to do with the raw data. No previous experience with Pure Data is required.

    Live collaborative radio with Mezcal – August Black
    @KIB Workshop II – 12-13 h

    Mezcal is a web app for collaborative sound and live transmission that I have been prototyping and building in collaboration with https://wavefarm.org and multiple artists (such as Anna Friz https://nicelittlestatic.com/, Betsey Biggs https://www.betseybiggs.org/, and Peter Courtemanche http://absolutevalueofnoise.ca/?now). In this 1 hour workshop, I give an overview of the software, its design intentions and practical implementations, and then split the group up into sections to create a live experimental radio session on-site. (note: this software is not YET free software, but lives in the web as a free service for free cultural institutions such as radio libre in Medellín, Colombia https://red.radiolibre.cc/ and Sound Camp in the UK https://soundtent.org/, among others)

    https://august.black/mezcal/

    Photo by: Alon Koppel Photography

    ONLINE Workshop Prototyping DIY smart robots with Arduino and Machine Learning – Ivan Iovine
    @KIB Workshop III – 10-13 h

    The workshop aims to teach participants the use of the Arduino platform in conjunction with the Ml5.js Machine Learning framework.

    Each participant will be given a DIY robotic arm made of recycled wood, to which an Arduino will be interfaced. Through serial (WebSerial) communication, the Arduino will communicate with a Javascript application and the Ml5.js framework. Participants will be explained and taught the basics of Machine Learning, exploring and experimenting firsthand with pre-trained Machine Learning models for body recognition (PoseNet model), hand recognition (Handpose model), face and facial emotion recognition (FaceApi), as well as real-time object tracking (YOLO). Through the use of these Open Source technologies, workshop participants will be able to learn the basics of Arduino and Ml5.js, experimenting in a hands-on manner and creating customized human-machine interactions based on Machine Learning models.

    memoryMechanics by Karen Eide Bøen, Mads Høbye, Lise Aagaard Knudsen, Maja Fagerberg Ranten and Troels Andreasen.
    @Strandgaten 205 – 12-13 h

    Performing Arts Workshops Program in collaboration with Bergen Dansesenter and PRODA

    memoryMechanics is an interactive sound installation that explores how we as humans embody memories.

    The installation is based on an archive of memories that are collected from different people, by guiding them through sensory experiences and into physical poses that trigger embodied memories. Their recorded memories are then stored in the installation for retrieval through imitating their initial poses.

    Artificial intelligence is used to record and retrieve memories from the archive. Through the installation, a synergy between human memory and computer memory appears. Artificial intelligence creates a mediated physical space in which the audience can walk around, position themselves in poses and hear the intimate stories of previous participants.

    SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER

    Messaging with lights in a not internet era! – Sarah Grant
    @KIB Atrium 10-13 h
    Coping Strategies /PIKSEL KIDZ LAB – Age 10-18

    What would happen if we no longer had the internet or mobile phones? How would we send messages to each other? Drawing inspiration from insects and ancient forms of signalling using light, we will learn in this workshop how to create our own blinking firefly lanterns for wirelessly transmitting messages.

    Intro to PdParty – cowboy man – Dan Wilcox
    @KIB Workshop II – 10-13 h

    This is an overview workshop PdParty, a free open-source iOS application for running Pure Data patches on Apple mobile devices using libpd. Directly inspired by Chris McCormick’s DroidParty for Android and the original RjDj by Reality Jockey, PdParty takes a step further by supporting OSC (Open Sound Control), MIDI, & MiFi game controller input as well as implementing the native Pd GUI objects for a WYSIWYG patch to mobile device experience. Various scene types are supported including compatibility modes for PdDroidParty & RjDj and both patches and abstraction libraries can be managed via a built-in web server. Unlike the rise of the single-purpose audio application, PdParty is meant to provide a platform for general purpose digital signal processing via Pure Data patches.

    ONLINE Workshop Neural Networks in Pure Data – Alexandros Drymonitis
    @KIB Workshop III – 10-13 h

    This workshop proposal aims to demystify various concepts around the field of machine learning through the use of neural networks. Lately I have developed an external object for Pure Data, called neuralnet (https://github.com/alexdrymonitis/neuralnet), that enables the user to create various kinds of densely connected neural networks, for various artistic applications. The participants will be introduced to basic theory on neural networks, with hands-on examples that will clarify certain concepts on this popular field. By following this workshop, the participants will be able to use neural networks created with this object, for their own use cases, reaching satisfactory levels of network training and performance.

    Each participant must have their own laptop with Pure Data installed. Any additional external objects can be installed during the workshop.

    Soft Control and body actuation – Afroditi Psarra &Tingyi Jiang
    @Bergen Dansesenter – Studio 1 – 10-13 h
    Performing Arts Workshops Program in collaboration with Bergen Dansesenter and PRODA

    The implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems in all areas of technological artifacts, constantly challenges the ways in which we perceive and understand the world around us, our bodies, and our identities.

    In this workshop, the participants will experiment hands-on with the idea of body control through the use of wearable technology and natural language processing, while discussing ideas around the construction of identity, and how algorithms dictate our gestures and movements. Specifically, the workshop will focus on contact improvisation with robotic actuators in an effort to explore the hybridization of human and algorithmic movement.

    Creative PCB-design – Marc Duseiller
    @nearest bar – TBD

    As a creative design / drawing workshop we want to explore how creativity can be use to make unique designs of fuctional electronic circuits. We also will discuss what means Open Hardware and why sharing detailed instructions can lead to a diversity of personal designs and improving the accessibility for DIY electronics workshops. In this creative drawing workshop, we will learn the most basic introduction to read schematics of electronics circuits, and how to implement it as a functional PCB (Printer Circuit Board) where all the connections are drawn in copper. We will learn what are footprints of components and what are the different “layers” for preparing a PCB design for manufacturing (in China factory of DIY home etching). This workshop also serves for re-thinking the diy-CAD methodology (do-it-yourself Children Aided Design) and applying it to the fork of the peepsy, based on the Continuity Tester by David Johnson-Davies. The peepsy circuit is based on the ATTINY85 functions as a continuity tester, the famouse “peeps” of every multimeter, that allows you to test if an electric connection is present, testing your aux cables, or debbugging other electronics. And it has a pink LED on it!

    What circuit will we do?

    The example circuit is based on the peepsy, by Michael Egger (a.n.y.m.a.) and it has even a practical function as a continuity tester, the most useful tool to test if a connection is present, in a cable or on a circuit. It’s the “peep” that is one of the functions of all multimeters, and usually the one we use the most! The circuit is very simple, 1 capacitor, 2 resistors, 1 LED, a buzzer to make the “beep”, a coin battery holder and an µ-controller (the Attiny85). Due to the special software on the attiny, it will “sleep” all the time, and only use a little electricity when testing, so the battery last almost forever!

    VENUES

    @KIB Atrium, @KIB Workshop I, @KIB Workshop II, @KIB Workshop III
    Marken 37

    @ Bergen Dansesenter / Georgernes Verft 12

    @ BIT Teatergaragjen / Strandgaten 205

    Piksel Festival 2022 will take place from 17th-20th of November at different venues across Bergen, with 3 main Exhibitions, a Seminar, 3 concert nights, workshops and artists presentations.

    Piksel festival is an international network and annual event for Electronic Art and Technological Freedom.

    For Accreditation and Press Passes, please visit us at Studio 207, or send an email to piksel22(AT)piksel.no

    More info and full program at http://22.piksel.no

    Piksel22 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, Vestland fylkeskommune. Piksel22 collaborates with Dansecenter, PRODA, Lydgalleriet, Critical Engineering Working Group, BIT Teatergarasjen and APO33.

    PIKSEL :: FREE AS IN ART!

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    Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with free and open 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 free technologies & art.

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  • 2008 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 08- CODE DREAMS

    2008 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 08- CODE DREAMS

    2008 Piksel festival celebrating ‘Code Dreams’ saw the boundaries between artists, audience, hardware and software blur in the collective pursuit of a machinic unconscious, as well as a highly conscious celebration of FLOSS culture.

    What does code dream? Asking this question presupposes not only machinic consciousness but, above all, agency. What are our dreams of code? Answering this involves collective propositions for cultural techniques and models of production. Piksel08 festival investigates both – in between logics of source code, quests for artistic freedom and the beautiful scenario of a cold Norwegian winter.

    Review by M. Beatrice Fazi/ Mutte Culture and politics after the net. Feb 2009

    Presentations:

    HC Gilje (NO)

    Alex Norman (US)

    Eszter Bircsak (HU)

    Peter Nemeth (HU)

    Bence Samu (HU)

    Brendan Howell (DE)

    Mariano Crowe (DE)

    Richard Spindler (AT)

    Lluis Gomez i Bigorda (ES)

    Maira Sala (BR/ES)

    Bruno Vianna (BR)

    Geraldine Juarez (MX) (remote)

    Ivan Monroy Lopez (MX)

    Peter N.M. Hansteen (NO)

    Egil Moller (SE/NO)

    Florian Cramer (DE)

    Live events:

    Avatar Orchestra Metaverse

    Derek Holzer (US/DE)

    Agoston Nagy (HU)

    Gabor Papp (HU)

    Julien Ottavi (APO33) (FR/UK)

    Jenny Pickett UK)

    Yves Degoyon (FR/ES)

    Alejandra Perez Nunez (CL/ES)

    Bureau d’Etudes (FR)

    Malte Steiner (DE)

    Federico Bonelli (IT/NL)

    Robert Fischer (NL)

    Iohannes M Zmolnig (AT)

    Adam Parrish (US)

    Benjamin CADON (FR)

    Ryan Jordan (UK)

    Jessica Rylan (US)

    One Man Nation (SG/NL)

    Christopher McDonald (US)

    Real code subsection:

    Otto Roessler (AT/DE)

    Jonathan Kemp (UK)

    Martin Howse (UK/DE)

    Eva Verhoeven (NL)

    Oswald Berthold (AT)

    FoAM (BE)

    Graham Harwood (UK)

    Eleni Ikoniadou

    Grzesiek Sedek

    Vincent Van Uffelen

    Beatrice Fazi

    Caroline Heron

    Joao Wilbert

    Abstract code subsection:

    Eleonora Oreggia (IT)

    Gaia Novati (IT)

    Goto80 (SE)

    Pixa Babel (XY)

    Simon Yuill (UK) (remote)

    Alex McLean (UK) (remote)

    Glerm Soares (BR) (remote)

    Junior Isjtar (BE) (remote)

    Cristina Ekman (BR) (remote)

    Exhibitions:

    Anaisa Franco (BR)

    Aymeric Mansoux (FR)

    Marloes de valk (NL)

    Oyvind Mellbye (NO)

    Gijs Gieskes (NL)

    Jan Carleklev (SE)

    Ben Bogart (CA)

    Martin Aaserud (NO)

    Loud Objects (US)

    Pall Thayer (IS)

    Jo frgmnt Grys (DE)

    Seamus O’Donnell (IR)

    Julian Oliver (NZ/ES)

    Bjorn Magnihldoen (NO)

    Ana Buigues (ES)

    Danja Vasiliev (RU/NL)

    Others:

    Carlo Prelz (IT/NL)

    Guests:

    Jaime Villarreal (MX)

    Ernesto Romero (MX)

    Ezequiel Netri (MX)

    Andreas Broeckmann (NL)

    Filippo Gianetta

    Streaming crew:

    Valentina Messeri (ES)

    Lluis Gomez i Bigorda (ES)

    Yves Degoyon (FR/ES)

    Griselda Casadella (ES)

    #PikselXX #Piksel #pikselXXAIAIAI #PikselBergen #floss #ElectronicArts #pikselparticipants #piksel20years #friteknologi #electroniskkunst #piksel2007

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  • Coping Strategies, curated by Sarah Grant, Critical Engineering Working Group.

    Coping Strategies, curated by Sarah Grant, Critical Engineering Working Group.

    @KIB, Kunstskolen i Bergen 17th-27th November

    We are excited to present Coping Strategies, a new exhibition curated by Sarah Grant, Radical Networks. As part of the 3 years Piksel collaboration with The Critical Engineering Working Group, Coping Strategies joins the works of Lauren McCarthy, Juan Pablo García Sossa, Isaac Kariuki, Teresa Dillon, Shortwave Collective, Joana Chicau, and Adam Harvey. Coping Strategies is part of the PIKSELXX AI AI AI program, in Bergen from 17-27 Nov.

    Sarah Grant in her curatorial statement, affirms that by now we begin to understand the extent to which our personal and professional interactions are mediated by the digital, from user interfaces to data harvesting networks of surveillance. As digital captives, we have little agency over our membership and the extent of our participation within these obfuscated systems.

    How can we put some space between ourselves and these dominant structures? How can we push back and reclaim agency over the narrative that is written about ourselves and our communities by these intrusive technologies? How do we mitigate digital crisis?

    Coping Strategies is a program of works, including presentations, workshops, and performances, that demonstrate artist-led approaches to recasting our role in the asymmetrical relationship between ourselves and the dominant providers of information technology.

    By demonstrating concrete actions that we as individuals and as communities can take in response to these domineering information systems, Coping Strategies hopes to provoke excitement and reassurance that we don’t have to passively accept the default settings of our digital lives.

    PROGRAM

    EXHIBITION Nov 17th -27th – opening 18-21h – rest of the days 11-18h
    Futura Tropica by Juan Pablo García Sossa
    What do you want me to say? by Lauren McCarthy

    TALKS Nov 18th – 11-13h @KIB Auditorium
    Futura Trōpica by Juan Pablo García Sossa
    Coding : Braiding : Transmissions by Isaac Kariuki
    VFRAME by Adam Harvey

    PERFORMANCE Nov 17th – 19h
    Tango for us Two/Too by Joana Chicau

    PERFORMANCE Nov 19th – 18h
    MTCD – A Visual Anthology of My Machine Life, Teresa Dillon

    WORKSHOPS

    Nov 18th &19th – 15-18h
    Open Wave-Receiver by Shortwave Collective

    Nov 19th – 10-13h
    Messaging with lights in a not internet era! by Sarah Grant

    Talks

    VFRAME by Adam Harvey

    VFRAME.io (Visual Forensics and Metadata Extraction) is a computer vision toolkit designed for human rights researchers. It aims to bridge the gap between state-of-the-art artificial intelligence used in the commercial sector and make it accessible and tailored to the needs of human rights researchers and investigative journalists working with large video or image datasets. VFRAME is under active development and was most recently presented at the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) Mine Action Technology Workshop in November 2021.

    Adam Harvey (US/DE) is an artist and research scientist based in Berlin focused on computer vision, privacy, and surveillance. He is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University (2010) and is the creator of the VFRAME.io computer vision project, Exposing.ai dataset project, and CV Dazzle computer vision camouflage concept.

    Futura Trōpica by Juan Pablo García Sossa

    | Futura Trōpica | is an intertropical decentralized network of grass-root local networks for lateral exchange of local resources and other forms of Knowledges, Designs and Technologies. It plays with the narrative of the Wood Wide Web and the way trees are interconnected, communicate to each other and redistribute nutrients with the help of fungi as mycellium. It uses the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) protocol to connect Rhizomes in Bogotá, Kinshasa and Bengaluru. Each Rhizome is composed of a raspberry pi-based wireless access point and web server in combination with a USB based distribution system similar to ‘El Paquete Semanal’ in Cuba.

    Juan Pablo García Sossa — jpgs / Futura Trōpica Netroots (*Bogotá, COL) is a Designer, Researcher and Artist fascinated by the clash between emerging technologies and grass-root popular culture in tropical territories. His practice explores the development of cultures, visions, realities and worlds through the remix and reappropriation of technologies from a Tropikós perspective (Tropics as Region and Mindset). JPGS has been part of diverse research institutions and design studios and currently is a design research member at SAVVY Contemporary The Laboratory of Form-Ideas’ Design Department in Berlin and Co-Director of Estación Terrena, a space for Arts, Research and Technologies in Bogotá.

    Coding : Braiding : Transmissions by Isaac Kariuki

    CBT (Coding : Braiding : Transmissions) is a collaboration with Tamar Clarke-Brown as an experiment in speculative technology, combining the DIY practices of coding and braiding. CBT explores these two practices as tools for sending encrypted messages to escape totalising surveillance of black communities globally. The performance installation comprises of women braiding each others’ hair with a GoPro camera attached to their heads. The camera and accompanying software translates their hand movements into encrypted messages that the women send to each other throughout the performance.

    Isaac Kariuki is a visual artist and writer whose work centres on surveillance, borders, internet culture and the black market, in relation to the Global South. His work has taken the form of image, video, lectures, writing and performance.  He has exhibited at the Tate Modern, Kadist (Paris) and the Kampala Art Biennale among others as well as holding lectures at the Tate Britain and Yale University.

    Performances

    Tango for us Two/Too by Joana Chicau

    <– Tango for Us Two/Too — > is a live coding performance  that merges web-programming with the choreographic language of Tango. The script focus on the dialogical nature of Tango, using Google  Translate with fragments of texts from interviews with Tango dancers and  practitioners. It invites us to a pas-de-deux performed by the online  interface and JavaScript functions which randomise search queries and  present a series of (mis)translations. An algorithmic dance sustaining glitches between the techniques and  poetics of Tango, each breath a step towards the emergence of a new  vocabulary for the moving.

    Joana Chicau is a graphic designer, coder, researcher — with a  background in dance. In her practice she interweaves web programming  languages and environments with choreography. She researches the  intersection of the body with the constructed, designed, programmed  environment, aiming at widening the ways in which digital sciences is  presented and made accessible to the public. She privileges the  use of Free-Libre Open Source software, and collaborates with various  international practitioners in the fields of art, design and technology  on both commissioned and self-initiated projects. She has been actively  participating and organizing events with performances involving  multi-location collaborative coding, algorithmic improvisation,  discussions on gender equality and activism.

    MTCD – A Visual Anthology of My Machine Life, Teresa Dillon

    MTCD is a monologue in which the artist and researcher Teresa Dillon takes one “machine’ from each year of her life. From radios to home recording devices to her first experiences on the Internet, reflections on techs uses and misuses, failures and breakdowns, highlight the glitchy realities and contextual relations in which the key “machines” that shaped her technological know-how and imagination, play out. 

    MTCD originally premiered at Berlin’s transmediale in 2018 with further presentations in 2019. This updated but stripped back version is a special edition for PIKSEL 20th birthday.

    Teresa Dillon (IRL/UK/DE) 

    An artist and researcher Teresa’s work explores the interrelationships between humans, other species, technology, cities and our environments. This currently manifests through three evolving programmes: Repair Acts (2018-) explores restorative cultures and practices by connecting past stories of care, maintenance and healing, with what we do today and how we envision the future. Urban Hosts (2013-) a programme that plays with civic conversational, encountering and hospitality formats and Liminal Routes (2020-) a mixtape and sonic tripping series for cities. Experienced in producing software and hardware projects, Teresa has also written on subjects such as open source processes, music, technology and design, sonic materiality’s and folklores, multispecies relations, surveillance, governance and the smart city, repair economies and artisan repair professions. As a Humboldt Fellow (UdK and TU, Berlin, 2014-16) her work documented artistic approaches to making the electromagnetic spectrum in cities audible. Invited to co-curate transmediale (2016) and HACK-THE-CITY (2012) for the former, Science Gallery, Dublin, since 2016 she currently holds the post of Professor of City Futures at the School of Art and Design, UWE, Bristol.   

    Links: polarproduce.org/ //  repairacts.net/ // urbanhosts.org/

    Exhibition

    Futura Tropica by Juan Pablo García Sossa

    | Futura Trōpica | is an intertropical decentralized network of grass-root local networks for lateral exchange of local resources and other forms of Knowledges, Designs and Technologies. It plays with the narrative of the Wood Wide Web and the way trees are interconnected, communicate to each other and redistribute nutrients with the help of fungi as mycellium. It uses the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) protocol to connect Rhizomes in Bogotá, Kinshasa and Bengaluru. Each Rhizome is composed of a raspberry pi-based wireless access point and web server in combination with a USB based distribution system similar to ‘El Paquete Semanal’ in Cuba.

    What do you want me to say? by Lauren McCarthy

    Exhausted by Zoom calls, I created a digital clone of my voice to replace me. This voice allows me to puppet myself, using it to say all the things I hadn’t previously been able to embody. I feel a sense of power owning the data of my own voice. I am taking it back from the tech companies, constantly collecting my conversations, sampling and analyzing and archiving my speech for future use yet unknown. Instead, I offer the ownership and control of my voice to others.

    Upon collecting and visiting the work, you are asked by my voice, “What do you want me to say?” However you reply, my voice responds by speaking your own words back to you. Then it asks again, “What do you want me to say?”

    This work considers vulnerability, ownership, and authenticity in a time of rapidly advancing virtual reality. As I open access to my voice, I reflect on the ways femme voiced virtual assistants are commanded and controlled by their users and their developers. And the ways we can feel heard and (mis)understood by those that listen.

    Lauren Lee McCarthy is an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living. She has received grants and residencies from Creative Capital, United States Artists, LACMA, Sundance New Frontier, Eyebeam, Pioneer Works, Autodesk, and Ars Electronica. Her work SOMEONE was awarded the Ars Electronica Golden Nica and the Japan Media Arts Social Impact Award, and her work LAUREN was awarded the IDFA DocLab Award for Immersive Non-Fiction. Lauren’s work has been exhibited internationally, at places such as the Barbican Centre, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Haus der elektronischen Künste, SIGGRAPH, Onassis Cultural Center, IDFA DocLab, Science Gallery Dublin, Seoul Museum of Art, and the Japan Media Arts Festival.

    Workshops

    Open Wave-Receiver by Shortwave Collective

    Building Open Wave-Receivers enables DIY communications reception, and allows anyone to freely listen to the broad spectrum of radio waves  around us. All you need are a few easy-to-procure supplies and, if you  want to try it, a neighborhood fence or other receptive antenna proxy.

    Why a fence? Antennas are necessary for radios to receive signals,  and many things can be antennas. Fences can make great, and very long,  antennas! Other materials can work well too; even a tent peg can become a  useful part of a radio. Open Wave-Receivers allow us to explore the  relationship between different combinations of materials, antennas, and  radio waves, creating a new technology literacy, a new medium for  artistic expression, and a new way to explore the airwaves in our  communities.

    We have found making Open Wave-Receivers to be a fun adventure. The  ability to use simple scraps to create variety and personalization in  each radio makes this a great maker project for anyone wanting to play  with radio.

    Shortwave Collective is an international, feminist artist group established in May 2020, interested in the creative use of radio. We meet regularly to discuss feminist approaches to amatuer radio and the radio spectrum as artistic material, sharing resources, considering DIY approaches and inclusive structures. Members include Alyssa Moxley, Georgia Muenster, Brigitte Hart, Kate Donovan, Maria Papadomanolaki, Sally Applin, Lisa Hall, Sasha Engelmann, Franchesca Casauay, and Hannah Kemp-Welch

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  • WORKSHOP: memoryMechanics by Karen Eide Bøen, Mads Høbye, Lise Aagaard Knudsen, Maja Fagerberg Ranten and Troels Andreasen.

    memoryMechanics by Karen Eide Bøen, Mads Høbye, Lise Aagaard Knudsen, Maja Fagerberg Ranten and Troels Andreasen.

    PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS PROGRAM @Strandgaten 205

    memoryMechanics is an interactive sound installation that explores how we as humans embody memories.

    Participants: Dancers and anyone interested on interactivity and technologies.
    Duration: 1 hour
    Venue: former BIT Teatergarasjen office (Strandgaten 205)
    Date: NOV 18th – 12-13h
    To participate send an email to: piksel22(at)piksel(dot)no

    The installation is based on an archive of memories that are collected from different people, by guiding them through sensory experiences and into physical poses that trigger embodied memories. Their recorded memories are then stored in the installation for retrieval through imitating their initial poses.

    Artificial intelligence is used to record and retrieve memories from the archive. Through the installation, a synergy between human memory and computer memory appears. Artificial intelligence creates a mediated physical space in which the audience can walk around, position themselves in poses and hear the intimate stories of previous participants.

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  • WORKSHOP: Soft Control and body actuation by Afroditi Psarra with the collaboration of Tingyi Jiang

    Soft Control and body actuation by Afroditi Psarra with the collaboration of Tingyi Jiang

    PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS PROGRAM in collaboration with Bergen Dansesenter

    Participants: Dancers and anyone interested on interactivity and technologies.
    Duration: 3 hours
    Venue: Bergen Dansesenter
    Date: NOV 19th – 10-13h
    To participate send an email to: piksel22(at)piksel(dot)no

    The implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems in all areas of technological artifacts, constantly challenges the ways in which we perceive and understand the world around us, our bodies, and our identities.

    In this workshop, the participants will experiment hands-on with the idea of body control through the use of wearable technology and natural language processing, while discussing ideas around the construction of identity, and how algorithms dictate our gestures and movements. Specifically, the workshop will focus on contact improvisation with robotic actuators in an effort to explore the hybridization of human and algorithmic movement.

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  • 2007 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 07- HELLO HACKABILITY

    2007 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 07- HELLO HACKABILITY

    2007 was the year to explore Streaming technologies: GISS, Global Independent Streaming Support, T.S.S, Theora Streaming Studio, and BeTV. Is also the year David Cuartelles was presenting Arduino and thinking about how to make the project sustainable.

    German biochemist Otto Roessler’s incredible lecture, around Chaos was as simple as complex, touching and abstract, theoretic and psychedelic. Tatiana Bazzichelli was conducting the seminar Code whilst Aymeric Mansoux was presenting The FLOSS+Art book.

    #GISS

    #Theora

    #Streaming

    #Betv

    Developers

    * Kentaro Fukuchi (JP)

    * Mr. Goil (DE)

    * Carlo Prelz (IT/NL)

    * Rob Munro (UK)

    * Jo frgmnt Grys (DE)

    * Seamus O’Donnell (IR)

    * Christian Thater (DE)

    * Martin Kaltenbrunner (ES)

    * Ross Bencina (AU)

    * Marcos Yarza (ES)

    * Carlos Lopez (ES)

    * Robert Atwood (UK)

    * Daniel Turing (DE)

    * Richard Spindler (AT)

    * Milos Rankovic (UK/NO)

    * David Cuartielles (ES/SE)

    * Anne-Marie Skriver Hansen (DK)

    XXXXX Seminar

    * Jessica Rylan (US)

    * Roman Kirschner (AT/DE)

    * Otto Roessler (AT/DE)

    * Tatiana Bazzichelli (IT/NL)

    * Jonathan Kemp (UK)

    * Martin Howse (UK/DE)

    * Olaf Val (DE)

    * Yunchul Kim (KR/DE)

    * Nancy Mauro-Flude (NL)

    * Eva Verhoeven (UK/DE)

    * Margarete Jahrmann (AT)

    * Duncan Shingleton (UK)

    * Gordan Savicic (AT)

    * Paolo Cirio (IT)

    * Stewart Home (UK)

    Live Events

    * Lasse Marhaug (NO)

    * VuNhatTan (VN)

    * Georg Holzmann (AT)

    * Jan Carleklev (SE)

    * Yves Degoyon (FR/ES)

    * Alejandra Perez Nunez (CL/NL)

    * Malte Steiner (DE)

    * Zosen (AR/ES)

    * Federico Bonelli (IT/NL)

    * August Black (US)

    GOTO 10

    * Aymeric Mansoux (FR)

    * Marloes de valk (NL)

    * Tom Schouten (BE)

    * Claude Heiland-Allen (UK)

    Exhibition

    * Tim Vets (BE)

    * Erki De Vries (BE)

    * Ralph Kistler (DE/ES)

    * Olle Corneer (SE)

    * Martin Lubcke (SE)

    * Gregory Shakar (US)

    * Paul Magee (UK)

    * Daniel Palacios Jimenez (BR/ES)

    * Emanuel Andel (AT)

    * Dominique Leroy (FR)

    * Julien Ottavi (APO33) (FR)

    * Christian Guetzer (AT)

    * Andrew Bucksbarg (US)

    * Jean-Pierre Gauthier (CA)

    Circuitbending

    * Gijs Gieskes (NL)

    * Audun Eriksen (NO)

    * Arnfinn Killingtveit (NO)

    * Mikmo (DK)

    * Pete Edwards (US)

    * Loud Objects (US)

    * Yes Robot (ES)

    Streaming crew

    * lluis gomez (ES)

    * valentina messri (ES)

    * pedro soler (ES)

    * antonia folguera (ES)

    * tatiana de la O (AR/NL)

    others

    * Eleonora Oreggia (IT/NL)

    #PikselXX #Piksel #pikselXXAIAIAI #PikselBergen #floss #ElectronicArts #pikselparticipants #piksel20years #friteknologi #electroniskkunst #piksel2007

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  • 2006 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 06 – HARDWARE POLITICS

    2006 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 06 – HARDWARE POLITICS

    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.

    #LiViDO

    # Frei0r

    #VideoJack

    #VJ tools

    *DEVELOPERS

    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)

    *LIVE PERFORMANCE

    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)

    5VOLTCORE (AU)

    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)

    *XXXXX_AT_PIKSEL

    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)

    *DAMAGED GOODS // EXHIBITION HKS

    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)

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  • 2005 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 05 – COLLECTIVE CODE

    2005 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 05 – COLLECTIVE CODE


    Festival for Free/Libre and Open Source Audiovisual Software and Art.


    This year the Piksel 05 catalog published for the first time The Libre Culture Manifesto by David M. Berry and Giles Moss. Isabelle Arvers joins efforts with Gisle Frøysland to build up the program NO FUN, as part of the collaboration with Pixelache in Helsinki and Mal au Pixel in Paris, about games made by artists as opposition to consumerism and spam on information society. The festival is divided into parts for the first time: Kickstart, No fun exhibition, Installations, Game OVER performances, SOFTWARE, technologies, and Collectives. The catalog made by Marieke is something to read again.


    Discussion and debates on how things should be done in real-time video plugin development keep high. As Herman Robak wrote in his article in LINUX magazine 5/2005:

    “An important development project under Piksel’s auspices is the video framework LiViDO. It aims to become a standard plugin architecture for video. The developers of LiViDO had daily meetings during Piksel05. The discussion about how things should be done was heated. When they finished, there was great relief that they had managed to agree.”
    LOL

    dyne.org / Sustainable Source
    Jaromil (NL/IT
    Federico Bonelli (NL/IT)
    Janet Casey (US)
    Eleonora Oreggia (NL/IT)
    Kysucix (IT)
    MrGoil (DE)

    veejay crew
    Matthijs van Henten (NL)
    Niels Elburg (NL)

    Hackitectura.net – delcorp.org
    Pablo Martin (ES)
    Tatiana de la O.(ES/AR)
    Elena Martinez (ES)
    Pablo Soto (ES)

    FSF
    David Turner (US)

    independent
    Kentaro Fukuchi (JP)
    Carlo Prelz (NL/IT)
    Andraz Tori (SL)
    Bostjan Spetic (SL)
    Ben Bogart (CA)
    Mathieu Bouchard (CA)
    Daniel Fischer (DE)
    Yves Degoyon (FR/ES)
    Sergio Moreno a.k.a. chaser (ES)
    David Galligani (ES/IT)
    Ramiro Cosentino (AT/AR)
    Salsaman (UK)
    Georg Holzmann (AT)
    David Hately (UK)
    Suzi Webster (CA)
    Jordan Benwick (CA)
    Marloes (NL)
    Piksel05 exhibition
    Robert Praxmarer (AT)
    Florian Berger (AT)
    Tim Boykett (AT/AU)
    Malte Steiner (DE)
    Achim wollscheid (DE)
    Alejo Duque (CH/CO)
    Lorenz Schori (CH)
    Piksel05 performance
    Chun Lee (UK/TW)
    Aymeric Mansoux (NL/FR)
    Erich Berger (NO/AT)
    Bjørnar Habbestad (NO)
    Jeff Carey (US)
    Billy Roisz (AT)
    Dieter Kovacic (AT)
    Cyrille Henry (FR)
    Nicolas Montgermont (FR)
    Martin Howse (ES/UK)
    Jonathan Kemp (UK)

    DRONE collective
    Mathieu Guindon (CA)
    Julien Keable (CA)
    Jean-Sebastien Senecal (CA)
    Samuel St-Aubin (CA)
    Jonathan Villeneuve (CA)

    GePhex crew
    Martin Bayer (DE)

    Waag/KeyWorx
    Fokke de Jong (NL)
    Lodewijk Loos (NL)

    SolarDuo Project
    Koray Tahiroglu (TR/FI)
    Joni Lyytikainen (FI)

    PikselXX #Piksel #pikselXXAIAIAI #PikselBergen #floss #ElectronicArts #pikselparticipants #piksel20years #friteknologi #electroniskkunst #piksel2005

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  • 2004 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 04 – FLOSS IN MOTION

    2004 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – PIKSEL 04 – FLOSS IN MOTION

    With representatives of more than 13 nationalities, heated discussions in German, Spanish, Dutch, English and Norwegian took part in the week long code-fest that was piksel04. The size of this unique event, which now functions as an essential get-to-gether and brain-storming session for artists and developers involved in free software on all platforms, is good testimony to the popularity of such approaches for audio, and primarily video work. Subtitled FLOSS (Free Libre and Open Source Software) in motion, piksel04 has most definitely snowballed from last year’s more modest gathering which was more about a close grouping of a small number of video developers pursuing a common set of concerns around interoperability.

    In short, piksel04 was more about mutual inspiration amongst developer-coders, rather than a structured public event. Aside from the hefty schedule of presentations, most artists and developers were happy to show both work and coded underpinnings as larger groups of intrigued parties would group around their busy laptops, peering eagerly over onlookers’ shoulders.

    #LiViDO (Linux Video Dynamic Objects) plugin framework

    #streaming solutions, with Ogg Theora very much in favour,

    #open source artistic apps, from the venerable Pd (Pure Data), PDP (Pure Data Packet) and Super-Collider to GePhex and the extrava-gantly named Gullibloon.

    #GEM#LiVEs NLE (Non Linear Editing) #VJ tools

    **Extract from the article written by Martin Howse for Linux Magazine England in 2004.

    Martin Howse (UK) – ap02, Jonathan Kemp (UK)- ap02 crew, Niels Elburg (Netherlands)- VeeJay, Dursun Kocha (Netherlands) VeeJay crew, Matthijs van Henten (Netherlands) VeeJay crew, Tom Schouten (Belgia) PDP for PureData, Yves Degoyon (France) PiDiP for PureData, Carlo Prelz (Netherlands/Italy) MøB, James Tittle II (USA) GEM developer, Erich Berger (Austria/Norway) http://randomseed.org, Gisle Frøysland ( Norway) MøB, Kentaro Fukuchi (Japan)EffecTV, Jaromil (NL/Italy) – FreeJ, HasciiCam and DyneBolic, Silvano “kysucix” Galliani (Italy) – dyne.org crew, Eleonora Oreggia (Italy) – dyne.org crew, Gabriel Finch (Salsaman) (NL/UK) LiVES. , Rama (Argentina/Spain) http://rama.xicnet.com/media.php, Tatiana de la o (Argentina/Spain) , Anders G., Lluis Gomez i Bigorda (Catalonia) Skeezo crew, Per Platou (Norway) http://liveart.org/ , Thomas Sivertsen (Norway) -, Sara Kolster (Netherlands) , Derek Holzer (NL/USA) , Julian Oliver (Spain), Steven Pickles (pix) (AU/GER), Adam Overton (USA), August Black (USA), Tom Tlalim (NL/IL) TangieR CluJ duo, Amos Elmaliah (NL/IL) TangieR CluJ duo, Federico Bonelli (NL/IT) SUb multimedia, Maurizio Martinucci(Tez) (NL/IT) SUb multimedia, Antti Silvast (Finland), Marta Peirano (SP), BEK crew, Gisle Frøysland, Roar Sletteland, Thorolf Thuestad, Alf Waage, Per Platou, Grethe Melby, Marieke verbiesen, , PixelAche crew:, Juha Huuskonen, Jenni Valorinta, Teemu Kivikangas (Finland) , slimboyfatboyslim (Sweden/China) , Daniel Fischer (Germany) , Georg Seidel (Germany) GePhex developer, Martin Bayer (Germany) GePhex developer, Philipp Promesberger (Germany) GePhex developer, Oswald Berthold (Austria) GulliBloon project, Andreas Pieper (Austria) GulliBloon project, Wernfried Lackner (Austria) GulliBloon project, Jun Iio (Japan) MAlib.


    #PikselXX #Piksel #pikselXXAIAIAI #PikselBergen #floss #ElectronicArts #pikselparticipants #piksel20years #friteknologi #elektroniskkunst #piksel2004

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  • 2003 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – p1k53l

    2003 – PIKSELXX – ARCHIVE – p1k53l –

    When we look back to the archive we get nostalgic! See who was in Bergen at the first PIKSEL gathering in 2003. You may know most of the faces. Feel free to tag yourself!

    Kentaro Fukuchi (Japan) – EffecTV

    Jaromil Loyola (Austria/Italy) – FreeJ, HasciiCam and DyneBolic.

    Martin Howse (U.K.)- ap02

    Niels Elburg (Netherlands)- VeeJay

    Gisle Frøysland ( Norway) -founder and maintainer of MøB –

    Carlo Prelz (Netherlands/Italy) – MøB

    Salsa Man Gabriel Finch (Salsaman) (Netherlands/UK) – LiVES. –

    Yves Degoyon (France) – PiDiP for PureData

    Lluis Gomez, Sara Rivera, Jordi Torrents (Catalonia)-Skeezo crew

    Per Platou (Norway) – http://liveart.org/

    Pedro Soler (Spain)

    Simon de Bakker(Netherlands) – V2lab in Rotterdam,

    Thomas Sivertsen (Norway)

    Dursun Kocha (Netherlands) – VeeJay crew. .

    Matthijs van Henten (Netherlands) -VeeJay crew. .

    Tom Schouten (Belgia) – PDP for PureData.

    Erich Berger (Austria/Norway) – http://randomseed.org

    Peter Votava (Austria) – http://www.mego.at/pure.html

    Artem Baguinski (Russia/Netherlands) – V2lab in Rotterdam.

    Antoine van de Ven (Netherlands) – V2lab in Rotterdam,

    Amy Alexander (VJ UberGeek) (USA)

    Rama (Argentina/Spain) – http://rama.xicnet.com/media.php

    Anders van Goghstadt

    Lupo and Halutune.

    Ellen Røed (Norway) – BEK

    Trond Lossius (Norway) – BEK

    Peter Pajchel (Norway/Polen) – re:actor crew

    Christian Boen (Norway)

    Rune Lossius (Norway)

    Ole Kristensen (Denmark)
    #PikselXX #Piksel #pikselXXAIAIAI #PikselBergen #floss #ElectronicArts #pikselparticipants #piksel20years #friteknologi #elektroniskkunst #piksel2003

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  • PIKSELXX, AI AI AI

    PIKSELXX, AI AI AI

    PROGRAM

    EXHIBITIONS -17th-27th Nov

    Coping Strategies, curated by Sarah Grant, Critical Engineering Working Group.

    @KIB, Kunstskole i Bergen

    Coping Strategies is a new program produced by Piksel, curated by Sarah Grant, Critical Engineering Working Group.

    Sarah Grant in her curatorial statement, affirms that by now we begin to understand the extent to which our personal and professional interactions are mediated by the digital, from user interfaces to data harvesting networks of surveillance. As digital captives, we have little agency over our membership and the extent of our participation within these obfuscated systems.

    How can we put some space between ourselves and these dominant structures? How can we push back and reclaim agency over the narrative that is written about ourselves and our communities by these intrusive technologies? How do we mitigate digital crisis?

    Coping Strategies is a program of works, including presentations, workshops, and performances, that demonstrate artist-led approaches to recasting our role in the asymmetrical relationship between ourselves and the dominant providers of information technology.

    By demonstrating concrete actions that we as individuals and as communities can take in response to these domineering information systems, Coping Strategies hopes to provoke excitement and reassurance that we don’t have to passively accept the default settings of our digital lives.

    EXHIBITION Nov 17th -27th
    Futura Tropica by Juan Pablo García Sossa
    What do you want me to say? by Lauren McCarthy

    TALKS Nov 18th
    VFRAME by Adam Harvey
    Futura Trōpica by Juan Pablo García Sossa
    Coding : Braiding : Transmissions by Isaac Kariuki

    PERFORMANCE Nov 17th
    Tango for us Two/Too by Joana Chicau

    WORKSHOPS Nov 18th -19th
    Open Wave-Receiver by Shortwave Collective
    Messaging with lights in a not internet era! by Sarah Grant

    Skogen, by Hillevi Munthe (NO) og Elisabeth Schimana (AT)

    @Studio 2017 Nov 17th -27th

    The forest is a collaborative project between Hillevi Munthe (NO) and Elisabeth Schimana (AT)

    “The forest” is a spatial textile installation with incorporated electronics and metal wires with shape memory, so-called shape memory alloy (SMA) or muscle wire. The muscle wire creates programmed movement in the fabric.

    In the gallery space, tubes of textile hang from ceiling to floor at regular intervals. They fill the room, but it is still possible to walk between them. The tubes are made of light, transparent silk partially felted with raw wool. The felted surfaces are knotty, bubbly and rough. At irregular intervals, the textile lifts up from the floor and stays there before slowly descending back towards the floor. Some are lifted a meter up, others two or more. The tubes are pulled together at the floor or ceiling, some in the middle. The promise happens quickly, suddenly, while the denial is slow. It is as if the installation breathes and lives. As the audience moves through the installation, they wear headphones with a field recording from the forest at Druskininkai outside Vilnius recorded with specially built microphones.

    Hillevi Munthe (NO) has worked with electronic textiles since 2009 on her practical research project on e-textile materials and techniques carried out in collaboration with the Bergen Academy of the Arts titled Soft Technology. “The forest” is a continuation of this work.

    E-textiles have become increasingly well known in recent decades and describe both the incorporation of traditional electronics into textile materials and the construction of textile components and electronic circuits. With textile material with current-carrying properties, you can knit sensors, embroider wires or sew entire circuits. E-textile is part of an open source and DIY tradition within electronic art and at the same time in a textile art tradition where knowledge of techniques for the construction of flexible surfaces is crucial for how the circuits are built. An embroidered or sewn circle can be shaped, expanded and stretched to the desired expression, and thus becomes a meaning-bearing unit in itself.

    PIKSELXX, AI AI AI Main Exhibition

    @KIB
    Pillow Talk, Miller Puckette, Kerry Hagan (US)
    ORDER OF MAGNITUDE and/or DEFICIT OF LESS, Ben Grosser (US)
    VastWaste: Data-Driven Projection Art and VR Installation, Ozge SAMANCI (US)
    Vis.[un]necessary force_1, Luz María Sánchez (MX)
    BITS AND BYTES, Marko Timlin (FI/DE)
    The Linguistic Errantry, Tansy Xiao (US)
    Rewriting History: I keep forgetting faces, Malte Steiner (DE)
    Going Viral, Derek Curry, Jennifer Gradecki (US)

    @Strandgaten 205
    memoryMechanics memoryMechanics, mads hobye, Lise Aagaard Knudsen and Karen Eide Bøen (DM/NO)

    @ Marken 13 A
    We are FM, August Black (US)

    @Marken 13 B
    Process Pages, Nick Montfort (US)

    @Piksel Cyber Salon

    Web deformation, Max Alyokhin (RU)
    Compost listen center, August Black (US)
    Precipitating Dread [PPT-Dread], Dominic Aidan Vetter [artist name: leclerq] (FR)
    Boogaloo Bias Derek Curry, Jennifer Gradecki (US)
    Minus, Ben Grosser (US)
    The primacy of constructive methods over subjective imagination, Przemyslaw Sanecki (PL)
    Fake or far away, Becky Brown (US)
    Local time, Julian Scordato (IT)
    Rewriting History: I keep forgetting faces, Malte Steiner (DE)
    The Care and Feeding of Your AI, Joshua Westerman
    Compost listen center August Black (US)
    Going Viral, Derek Curry, Jennifer Gradecki (US)
    Futurabilities, Azahara Cerezo (SP)
    Drought, Claude Heiland-Allen (UK)
    Uploaded to the Cloud, Kate Hollenbach (US)
    Power&Bytes, Jerry Galle (BE)

    PIKSELXX, AI AI AI SEMINAR

    To celebrate the 20 years we plan to do the “PIKSEL XX. 20 years of Libre Electronic Art. Celebrating Art and Free/Libre technologies” seminar focusing on the Free/Libre and Open Source movement as a strategy for regaining artistic control of the technology, but also a means to bring attention to the close connections between art, politics, technology, and economy.

    The Piksel 20th edition wants to be a celebration of the main Piksel theme: Electronic art and Free/Libre technologies.

    Piksel topics have been revolving around artistic practices related to open source bio kitchen art, politics and surveillance in information technologies, visual/sound instruments made by electronics, using Free/Libre software and hardware (FLOSS), and open networks for 20 years!

    The anniversary program will develop these topics through a seminar. We have invited some of the artists that have share these topics with us through the 20 years of history of Piksel.

    Seminar
    Per Platou (NO)
    Grethe Melby (NO)
    Dusan Barok (ES)
    John Bowers (UK)
    Marc Duseiller (SW)
    Malte Steiner (DE)
    APO33 – Julien Ottavi & Jenny Pickett (FR)
    Asimtria / Marco Valdivia (PE)
    Paola Torres Núñes del Prado (PE/SE)

    PIKSELXX, AI AI AI WORKSHOPS

    Introductory workshop for patching for sensors in pure data, Kris Kuldkepp (DE)
    Open Wave-Receiver, Shortwave Collective (UK/FR)
    Intro to PdParty, Dan Wilcox (US/DE)

    Online
    Prototyping DIY smart robots with Arduino and Machine Learning, Ivan Iovine (DE)
    Neural Networks in Pure Data, Alexandros Drymonitis (GR)
    Building web apps with free software, the composting audio app, August Black (US)

    PIKSELXX, AI AI AI TALKS

    Pillow Talk, Miller Puckette, Kerry Hagan (US)
    Digital Culture & Cyborg Bodies, Idun Isdrake (SE)
    Taper, An Online Magazine for Tiny Computational Poems, Nick Montfort (US)
    BITS AND BYTES Marko Timlin (FI/DE)
    ShadowPlay, Dan Wilcox (US/DE)
    Creative PCB Design for Manufacturing using SVG2Shenzhen, Budi Prakosa (ID)
    Haptic Box and its entangled flows, Dave Riedstra (CA)
    Ritmo 2021: a code generated experimental/animation short film, Luis Fernando Medina Cardona (CO)
    Journey to the Planet of nuclear Chewing Gum, Vera Sebert (DE)
    I make music and videos with statistics software, MusikeR


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  • 🌩️ Stormy Thursday`s at Studio 207! 🌩️Join us today for yet an exciting edition of Stormy Thursdays! James will be giving a short demo of the game he's currently crafting; Wee boats, starring Beffen. With lots of cool open-source tools to highlight, it looks to be an interesting evening! 🎮✨
    📅 Date: Today 22.02-24🕔 Time: 17:00 - 20:00📍 Location: Studio 207, Strandgaten 207
    #StormyThursdays #PikselFest #GameDemo #OpenSourceMagic #Studio207

    22 February 2024 @ 3:43 pm

    PIKSEL Kidz Lab 2024 – Plants & Soft Sensors / LIVE CODING
    21st and 25th MayDiscovering Plant Magic: A Sensory Adventure with Soft Sensors for KidZ
    29th – 31st MayCreate your own show with live coding visuals. LIVE Coding!
    https://piksel.no/2024/02/15/piksel-kidz-lab-2024-plants-soft-sensors-live-coding

    15 February 2024 @ 10:30 am

    Stormy ThursdaysEach Thursday for the upcoming weeks, Piksel are hosting a series of workshops, creating a space for exploration, creativity and community. Anyone intrigued by the intersection of art and technology are welcome to join, interact, share and work on own projects and ideas.
    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

    24 January 2024 @ 9:21 pm

    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! ⚡️🌪️

    18 January 2024 @ 2:15 pm

    Stormy Thursdays – Exploring the Convergence of Art and Free/Libre Technologies. Open workshops.
    We are delighted to invite you to “Stormy Thursdays,” a series of interactive workshops where we delve into the intersection of art and free/libre technologies, fostering a serene space for exploration and creativity.
    Event Details:
    Date: Every Thursday / January and February 2024Time: 17-20 hVenue: Studio 207, Strandgaten 207, Bergen
    https://piksel.no/2024/01/14/stormy-thursdays-open-workshops

    17 January 2024 @ 4:42 pm

    Welcome tonight for a double program at Studio 207! Piksel presents the exhibition "Once and Once Again" at 18:00h featuring emerging artists Miriam levi, Pouria Kazemi, and Rui Liu. Following that, at 20:00h, experience a live performance data-koncert by Goodiepal. Everything is set at Piksel.
    18:00 Opening Once and Once Again20:00 Data-koncert by Goodiepal
    #Goodiepal #RadicalComputerMusic #ScandinavianMusic #AestheticComputer #LiveMusicEvent #BergenNorway #Studio207

    16 December 2023 @ 4:15 pm

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