Piksel Cyber Salon

Ars Electronica Garden in BERGEN, Norway. Piksel Cyber Salon.

Ars Electronica Garden in BERGEN. Piksel Cyber Salon.

Piksel is an international network and annual event for electronic art and technological freedom. 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.

Piksel Cyber Salon is the Ars Electronica Garden in BERGEN, Norway.

Designed by the Mexican artist Malitzin Cortés, the hub hosts the exhibition COPY/PASTE curated by Antonio Roberts, featuring the work of 5 artists who all incorporate copying as a core aspect of their work. The exhibition aims to show that copying is natural, encouraging to re-think the way we create/share/copy and paste.

Piksel is also presenting two performances and two lectures. The duo Antonio Roberts/Alex McLean will introduce us into the Live Coding ALGORAVE; Maya Minder, part of the Hackteria group, expands the DIY Bio Art Piksel program with the “Worship – Dinner Performance”. Taking elements of #asrm (autonomous sensory meridian response) Maya and her online partners explore how to online broadcast emotions through sounds. The lecture “Authors of the Future. Re-imagining Copyleft” by Constant, reflects about authors licensing and creative collective practices, and at last, the curator Antonio Roberts will introduce us to the artists and the concept of the COPY PASTE exhibition.

Piksel Cyber Salon (https://hubs.mozilla.com/qpMLs2c/piksel-fest-spill/)

Youtube Piksel Produksjoner Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/PikselProduksjonerBergen/


Workshop: Internet Archaeology for Beginners, Duncan Poulton

Workshop: Internet Archaeology for Beginners, Duncan Poulton

Piksel Fest Spill 2020
7th of June – 16:00 – 18:00

Workshop
Duncan Poulton working process. Duncan Poulton (UK)
To attend send us an email to piksel20(at)piksel(dot)no

The workshop will happen remotely from UK and at the Studio 207 in Bergen with Piksel assistance and guiding. You can join us at the Studio in Bergen or online. There is a reduced number of subscriptions. 5 people at the Studio 207 and 15 people online. Inscriptions are needed. For those attending online we will send you the instructions on equipment and materials you need to follow it online and how to join us.

Internet Archaeology for Beginners
Join artist Duncan Poulton for a virtual workshop which offers an introduction to techniques for mining and misusing the web for creative reuse. Attendees will visit the depths of the internet that search engines don’t want you to find, and learn to make their own digital collages from the materials they gather.

The workshop will be using the open-source image editing software GIMP. If you want to follow along with the workshop, please download GIMP in advance here: https://www.gimp.org/

Duncan Poulton is a London-based artist working in an expanded form of collage, spanning digital video and image assemblage. Itinerant in nature, his work is currently preoccupied with notions of circulation, digital waste and the copy, as he acts out an ongoing remediation of our increasingly connected world. Working exclusively with found content, his digital works evoke a new visual culture of constant juxtaposition, ambivalence towards images and the collapsing down of history and meaning engendered by the internet. He has shown extensively in the UK and internationally in South Korea, USA, Greece, India, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Russia and New Zealand.

Artist’s website: duncanpoulton.com
Instagram: @duncpoulton

The venues
– Piksel Cyber Salon. Piksel invites you to have a cyber experience and to join us at our hybrid activities. Piksel Cyber Salon will host part of the Copy Paste exhibition, workshops, performances and lectures. Join us!

– Piksel youtube@Piksel Produksjoner

– Studio 207, Strandgaten 207, BERGEN The new Piksel/Borealis space in town for electronic art, experimental music and adventurous listening.

Piksel Fest Spill is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway and ProHelvetia.


Live coding Algorave performance Antonio Roberts, Alex McLean.

Live coding Algorave performance Antonio Roberts, Alex McLean.

Piksel Fest Spill 2020
29th of May – 23:00 – 24:00
Live coding Algorave performance by Antonio Roberts, Alex McLean.

Venues:
Studio 207, Strandgaten 207, BERGEN
Piksel Cyber Salon -https://hubs.mozilla.com/qpMLs2c/piksel-fest-spill/

Live coding Algorave performance Antonio Roberts, Alex McLean.
Live coding is a performance practice that revolves around the creation and modification of code and algorithms in real-time. This kind of events are also named ALGORAVE, joining the words algorithm and rave. The 29th of May we welcome the artists Antonio Roberts and Alex McLean and their live audiovisual performance, taking place in parallel at the Studio 207 and at the Cyber Salon.

The venues

  • Piksel Cyber Salon. Piksel invites you to have a cyber experience and to join us at our hybrid activities. Piksel Cyber Salon will host part of the Copy Paste exhibition, workshops, performances and lectures. Join us!
  • Piksel youtube@Piksel Produksjoner
  • Studio 207, Strandgaten 207, BERGEN The new Piksel/Borealis space in town for electronic art, experimental music and adventurous listening.

Piksel Fest Spill is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway and ProHelvetia.


Piksel Fest Spill 2020

22nd May – 21th June | @Studio207 | @Piksel Cyber Salon
Opening hours (Monday closed): 14:00 – 18:00 | Weekends: 13:00 – 18:00
PROGRAM | Copy/Paste Exhibition | Hackteria / Bad Lab / Kiyoshi Yamamoto

The exhibition COPY/PASTE features the work of nine artists and art collectives who all incorporate copying as a core aspect of their work. Taking the form of a physical exhibition at Piksel Studio 207, an online exhibition at Piksel Cyber Salon, two hybrid workshops and a lecture, the exhibition aims to show that copying is natural, an exhibition to re-think the way we create/share/copy and paste.

Along with the exhibition, Piksel is also presenting a DIY bio art program, the “DIY or die – Plant Printing Workshop” on the topic of coloring fabrics with wild herbs and the toxic impact of the textile industry. The “Worship – Dinner Performance” joins performers from Zurich, Kazakhstan and Bergen. It is based on an exchange of food, gesture, rhythm and sensuality threw to an online meeting tool like zoom, jitsi, skype, etc. It is a tangible stretch towards how sensuality is perceived in the digital realm threw media. Due to the travel restrictions brought by COVID-19, these two events will take part at Piksel Spill Fest remotely, from the virtual space, , with base in Gessnerallee Zurich.

Piksel Fest Spill is also premiering the Piksel Cyber Salon, a 3D virtual space where the audience can enjoy a Cyber experience through the virtual activities. Piksel Cyber Salon intends to bring a new realms to the boring but necessary digital tele-presence. Designed by the Mexican artist Malitzin Cortés, Piksel Cyber Salon will be the Piksel Fest Spill neuralgic hub.

Live coding is a performance practice that revolves around the creation and modification of code and algorithms in real-time. This kind of events are also named ALGORAVE, joining the words algorithm and rave. The 29th of May we welcome the artists Antonio Roberts and Alex McLean and their live audiovisual performance, taking place in parallel at the Studio 207 and the Cyber Salon.

COPY/PASTE featured artists: Carol Breen (IR), Constant (BE), LoVid (US), Lorna Mills (CA), Matthew Plummer-Fernandez + Julien Deswaef, Duncan Poulton (UK), Eric Schrijver (NL), Peter Sunde (FI)

Hackteria / BadLAB members: Maya Minder, Anne-Laure Franchette and Corinnna Mattner, Zurich. QWAS artists: Dana Iskakova and Takhir Yakyharov, Kazakhstan and with the collaboration of Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Bergen.

PRESS info: maite@piksel.no gif@piksel.no
PRESS Note + images:


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