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!


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


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


Andy Bolus


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


Brendan Howell

Pall Thayer

Julien Ottavi

Jürgen Neumann

Tuomo Tammenpãã

Bengt Sjölen

Gisle Frøysland

Angela Plohman

Tommi Keränen


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


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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Piksel09 – the movie

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Flick Flock at Campus Party Brazil

Flick Flock, by Wendy Ann Mansilla and Jordi Puig, developed last year at BALTAN Laboratories in collaboration with Piksel, will be shown at Campus Party Brazil in Sao Paulo from January 25-31, 2010.

Campus Party is an annual event that brings together thousands of participants with their computers from all over the world in order to share their concerns and experiences and carry out a whole range of different activities related to computers, communications and new technologies.

View on Vimeo. (Reblogged from Baltan Laboratories)

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TinyVGA workshop – Timelapse

The TInyVGA board is a very small (30×45 mm) PCB board which generates a VGA signal using a PIC microprocessor.

This is a timelapse animation of the “Generating VGA signals” workshop given by Arjan Scherpenisse on November 22nd, 2009 at the Piksel09 festival. It was created using Toonloop, the live stop motion animation software by Alexandre Quessy also presented at the festival.

See http://scherpenisse.net/project/527/tinyvga

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Pikslete utstilling

Piksel09 exhibition on Bergen Student TV:

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A Saturday at Piksel09


Saturday evening and another night at the Piksel 09 festival in Bergen. This night we even got to see boxers in action! I hereby steal some info from the Piksel site, and let them explain this for you: “A livecoding showdown – improvisation as physical interation with structure generators, two boxers are having an infight between themselves and the computer.  (continue reading…)

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Pixelache Software of the Year 2010


The Pixelache Software of the Year 2010 title is given to two different projects this time – pure:dyne by GOTO10 and APODIO by APO33. Both of these are ‘live CD’ projects – distribution versions of Gnu/Linux operating system, which boot on any PC laptop or desktop, including the intel-based Mac and x86 netbooks. These distributions are dedicated to creative multimedia tools for audio/video processing and real-time performance and aims to provide a full set of tools for the average media artists needs.

In addition to these two initiatives, we would like to draw attention to the practice of developing custom GNU/Linux distributions tailored for specific uses such as media production, audio/video streaming, hacktivism, art installations and more. Other such initiatives include dyne:bolic, Sahabuntu and PikseLiveCD. (continue reading…)

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Piksel09 program: 22. NOV 2009


Join in on the last day of Piksel09, with program of workshops and presentations: Learn about the Piksel Software of the Year, APODIO, see how a hemispheral multi touch display can be the future interface for art installations, and get the basics of Open ComputerVision. Participate in two hardware workshops where you learn how to build a light-controlled theremins and how to steer VGA signals.
We end the evening at Nøsteboden with an engaging line-up featuring concerts and audiovisual performances: Experience a drone synth concert with Peter Edwards and workshop participants, and watch NOISE battling PUNK!

SOFTWARE WORKSHOP | Stenersen Aud./Bergen Kunstmuseum

¤ Enhancing Pure Data Interactivity with Computer Vision (Open CV)


¤ Building simple analogue light-controlled theremins
¤ VGA Signals: an introduction

PRESENTATIONS | Stenersen aud./Bergen Kunstmuseum

¤ _oneliner: presentation (Resheduled to be held at Nøstegaten 42 at 12:00)
¤ Respirator presentation
¤ Py-Cessing
¤ Multitouch 360

LIVE EVENTS | NøsteBoden

¤ The DIY drone synthesizer concert
¤ Souffles I
¤ [i/o]
¤ TheNoiser vs Zero Point Energy

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Piksel09 program: 21. NOV 2009


Join in on Piksel09 day program of workshops and presentations: find out what Open Hardware is, interact with the Terms of Service in Web 2.0 applications, and learn how to make a realtime stop-motion performance using ToonLoop. The ChaosLab workshop enters day 2 at ROM8 and the Hackteria workshop is in it’s third and final day. We end the evening at Tårnsalen with an engaging line-up featuring concerts and audiovisual performances: Listen to the sound of meat, see gentlemen boxing to create code – code that produces sound. And see how strobes can be the controllers for a loud concert.

SOFTWARE WORKSHOP | Stenersen Aud. 11:00-13:00

¤ ToonLoop Live Animation Workshop

CHAOSLAB | ROM 8, Vaskerelven 8

¤ ChaosLab (2 day participatory environment and workshop: Fri 20th.- Sat. 21st)

HACKTERIA biohacking | Nøstegaten 42


¤ Hackteria (3 day workshop: Thu 19th.- Sat. 21st)

PIKSEL PLENUM | Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall

¤ PIKSEL PLENUM – Open Artistic Production

LIVE EVENTS | Tårnsalen/Bergen Kunsthall

¤ noish_VS_automata
¤ Respirator
¤ He boxed regularly and was strong and very brave and always a perfect gentleman
¤ Psychoid
¤ Performance for circuit bent toys and meat controllers

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Piksel09 program: 20. NOV 2009


Piksel09 presents a day program of workshops and presentations, where you can learn how to slice audio files in real-time and give your old electronic toys new life. ChaosLab opens at ROM8, and we end the evening at Landmark with an engaging line-up featuring concerts and audiovisual performances: Watch geometrical shapes become sound, see poems become moving images, and get a full-on noise experience by sound-artist Mattin! Special headphone event at the PikselHut – the Late Night Lobby Nuizzzance.

SOFTWARE WORKSHOP | Stenersen Aud. 11:00-13:00

¤ Navahla

CHAOSLAB | ROM 8, Vaskerelven 8

¤ ChaosLab (2 day participatory environment and workshop: Fri 20th.- Sat. 21st)

HARDWARE WORKSHOP | Nøstegaten 42 12:00-18:00


¤ Hackteria (3 day workshop: Thu 19th.- Sat. 21st)

PRESENTATIONS | Stenersen aud. 14:00-17:00


¤ Microcodes
¤ Re-ware
¤ Milkymist, an open hardware VJ platform
¤ Noise & Capitalism/Free Software Series
¤ Open Source Software Tools for creativity

MAIN EXHIBITION OPENING | Galleri 3.14 18:00

¤ Battle (David Elliott)
¤ Flick Flock (Wendy Ann Mansilla, Jordi Puig)
¤ TL-Display (Paul Klotz)
¤ Capacitive Body (Andreas Muxel, Martin Hesselmeier)
¤ Reality Checking Device (Susanna Katharina Hertrich)
¤ Void Extension (Marie-Julie Bourgeois)
¤ Unanchored (Michael Day)
¤ _oneliner (Arjan Scherpenisse)

LIVE EVENTS | Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall 21:00-01:00

¤ Paper Cut Tales
¤ Colour Projections
¤ Mouth(s)’ lecture(s)
¤ Mattin


¤ d.R.e.G.S – – Late Night Lobby Nuizzzance

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Piksel09 program 19. NOV 2009


Piksel09 start off with a day program filled with workshops and presentations, ending with an engaging evening line-up featuring concerts and audiovisual performances. Welcome!

SOFTWARE WORKSHOP | Stenersen Aud. 11:00-13:00


¤ Qeve – free your visuals

PRESENTATIONS | Stenersen aud. 14:00-17:00

toonloopvirtual entityrebuntu

¤ The ToonLoop Live Stop Motion Software (RE-SCHEDULED)
¤ Vitual Entity
¤ ReBuntu
¤ The Art of Seduction or Practical Jedi Mindtricks or Escaping the Matrix

HARDWARE WORKSHOP | Nøstegaten 42 12:00-18:00


¤ Hackteria (3 day workshop: Thu 19th.- Sat. 21st)

LIVE EVENTS | Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall 21:00-01:00

action potentialkunst und musikNoise invaders

¤ Opening
¤ Action Potential
¤ Kunst und Music mit dem Tageslichtprojector
¤ Noise Invaders
¤ DC12V :: Teatrino Elettrico ::

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Piksel09 :: f[re](e){op}[en]able


Piksel09 :: festival
November 19-22 2009

Piksel09 :: exhibition
Nov. 20/09 – Jan. 10/10

—>   Get inspired by Exhibitions
—>   Get amazed by LIVEart performances
—>   Get wiser through Seminars
—>   Get sustained by Workshops

We are also changing the world!

– the 7th annual Piksel festival for
– Electronic Art and Technological Freedom is on!
– in Bergen, Norway

Biohacking, DIY Electronics, open hardware, free software, circuit
bending, process art, computer vision, multitouch, noise,
alternative interfaces, live animation, sound art, light installation,
LED art, code poetry, VGA hacking
(continue reading…)

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  • Piksel24November 21-23 2024Bergen, Norway
    Dear friends,
    We are excited to announce the call for projects for the 22nd edition of the Piksel Festival!

    10 July 2024 @ 12:27 pm

    Piksel Fest Spill – Finnisage
    Silent Vegetal Thoughts closing event and IDLE Virtual Instruments Performance.
    Date: Friday, June 28thTime: 18:00 - 21:00Location: Studio 207, Strandgaten 207
    To finish up Piksel Fest Spill, we invite you to spend some additional moments with the plants before their time controlling Studio 207's lights and sounds comes to an end.
    In addition, we are excited to showcase the IDLE Virtual Instruments with an AV performance.
    #piksel #IDLE #Bergen #Studio207

    19 June 2024 @ 1:46 pm

    IDLE Virtual Instruments Workshop
    For musicians, artists, programmers, and VR professionals.
    Date: June 20thTime: 15:00-18:00Where: Studio 207, Strandgaten 207, BergenSignup: Email piksel24(at)piksel(dot)no
    the IDLE Virtual Instruments workshop, Piksel invites musicians, artists, programmers, and VR professionals to continue exploring the potential uses of Virtual Instruments, emphasizing the artistic standpoint.

    19 June 2024 @ 1:41 pm

    Piksel Fest Spill is kicking off its second round of activities with a focus on Live Coding. On June 8th, guest artists @blazp and @flordefuego will perform using virtual instruments through Hydra at Studio 207. The event will be streamed online for an international audience.
    Date: June 8thTime: 23:00-00:00 CEST (Doors open at 22:00)Location: Studio 207, Strandgaten 207, BergenOnline stream: https://www.twitch.tv/pikselfestEntrance: FreeThis event is part of the ICLC Satellite Events.

    7 June 2024 @ 12:08 pm

    Dear friends and Piksel lovers,
    Reminder: Tomorrow at 18:00, join us at Studio 207, Piksel, Bergen for the opening of Silent Vegetal Thoughts by María Castellanos and Alberto Valverde (ES). Their installation lets plants control IoT systems, manipulating lights and sound.
    Saturday, May 25th:
    14:00: Artist Presentation 15:00-18:00: Workshop (Register at piksel24 (AT) piksel.no)
    Details: https://piksel.no/2024/05/07/piksel-fest-spill-2024-2 & https://piksel.no/2024/04/22/piksel-fest-spill-2024
    regards, Piksel Team

    23 May 2024 @ 1:54 pm

    🌿 Piksel Fest Spill 2024 🌿Join us in May and June for Piksel Fest Spill! Explore "Silent Vegetal Thoughts" in a captivating exhibition and dive into plant magic with workshops for kids and adults. Plus, exciting news: Ohanda One, the zero emission ocean vessel born from Piksel 16, is becoming a reality! 🌱🎨🌊 #PikselFestSpill2024 #PlantMagic #OhandaOne
    Read more in our newsletter: https://piksel.no/about/news?email_id=50

    26 April 2024 @ 3:47 pm

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