Piksel11 & Pixelache Software of the Year 2012



We are pleased to announce that the Pixelache Software of the Year 2012 title is this time given to din – din is noise and will be featured at Piksel through a workshop, presentation and concert.

din is a Free software musical instrument exclusively for the  GNU/Linux operating system made by the Indian programmer S. Jagannathan. din – din is noise presents an innovative way of generating live music from a  simple visual interface based on Bezier curves, and is a good example of how creative and DIY technologies can foster new approaches and solutions that escapes the leading rules of the software industry.

It forgets history,
To not repeat it.

It doesnt hide analog music hardware,
In digital music software.

You had pulse, sine, triangle and sawtooth,
And went forth and made electronic music.

Now there is just the Bezier curve.

Pixelache Software of the Year is an initiative by Pixelache Network, started in 2008. The chosen software for the first year was Animata, a live animation software by Kitchen Budapest. In 2010 it was divided by the live CD distributions pure:dyne between GOTO10 and APODIO by APO33.

More information:
din – din is noise

Comments Off on Piksel11 & Pixelache Software of the Year 2012 more...

PIKSEL11 — Open Workshops

  • PIKSEL11 workshop series
  • Free and Open Creative Technology workshops

In connection with the PIKSEL11 festival we are offering in total 12 hardware and software workshops. All the workshops are free to attend, but for some of the hardware workshops there is a cost for materials.

To sign up or get more information, please contact us on piksel11 [AT] piksel.no or register directly at:
_______________________________________________________________ (continue reading…)

Comments Off on PIKSEL11 — Open Workshops more...

Naked on Pluto wins Vida 13.2 Art & Artificial Life International Award

Congratulations to Aymeric Mansoux, Marloes de Valk and Dave Griffiths whose project Naked on Pluto was just awarded the First Prize in the VIDA 13.2 Art & Artificial Life International Awards!

Naked on Pluto is a Multiplayer Text Adventure on Facebook. When you enter the game, you find yourself on Pluto, in a city under the rule of Elastic Versailles revision 14 (EVr14), an Artificial Intelligence functioning as an entertainment colony. It is the Las Vegas of the Solar System, a true paradise for consumers and corporations alike.

Naked on Pluto was developed during a shared residency at the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Baltan Laboratories and Piksel between June and November 2010. It was further developed in June 2011 with help from AVEK.

The project is licensed Copyleft. The research and development process is documented at http://pluto.kuri.mu and the game can be played at http://naked-on-pluto.net

Naked on Pluto wil be shown as a part of the Piksel11 main exhibition at Galleri 3,14 opening on November 18th 2011.

Comments Off on Naked on Pluto wins Vida 13.2 Art & Artificial Life International Award more...

Piksel11 Festival Program Release Party and Concert


Release of the official festival program and concert by KK Null/ Ottavi/ Fr0ysland.
Landmark Oct. 23.2011 at 21:00.

Agenda for the evening:

1.Presentation of the festival program by director Gisle Frøysland.


2. Concert by KK Null/Ottavi/Fr0ysland. The Japanese noise legend KK

NULL and the versatile artist JULIEN OTTAVI are touring Europe with



3. DJ provided by Piksel SoundSystem


Artist bios:

“KK NULL (real name : KAZUYUKI KISHINO) was born in tokyo, Japan. Composer, guitarist, singer, mastermind of ZENI GEVA and electronic wizard. One of the top names in Japanese noise music and in a larger context, one of the great cult artists in experimental music since the early 80s.”

“JULIEN OTTAVI is a mediactivist, artist-researcher, composer/musician, poet and tongues destroyer, experimental film maker, anarchitect and founder of Apo33. Ottavi is involved in research and creative work, combining sound art, real-time video, new technologies and body performances.”

“GISLE FRØYSLAND/220hex has been one of the key figures of the Norwegian electronic arts scene for over a decade. He is a founding member of BEK- the Bergen Centre for Electronic Art, initiator/maintainer of the FLOSS videoapp, MøB, and main organizer of the Piksel festival in Bergen, Norway. Since the early 80s he has been working as a musician, VJ and visual artist.”

Links to more info:





Comments Off on Piksel11 Festival Program Release Party and Concert more...

PROXY by Andy Gracie | Artist Talk

Time: 12. september · 19:00 – 21:00
Place: Atelier Nord Project Room, Wergelandsvn 17. N-0167 Oslo

The artist Andy Gracie visits Norway during the period 6 – 13th September to work on the PROXY project. During his stay he will visit Sørøya in Finnmark where he will collect samples and record film for the installation of PROXY at Piksel11 in November.

The installation PROXY features a pair of almost identical robotic devices (named ‘Essence’ and ‘Possibility’) which have been designed to carry out the basic tasks involved in hunting for tardigrades and nematodes in samples of moss, lichen and earth taken from their natural habitat. These are two of the most important organisms in current space flight and astrobiological research, their reactions to the space environment telling us much about the general reaction of living organisms to such extreme conditions.

Essence and Possibility owe much of their aesthetic and their contextual purpose to the twin Mars rovers ‘Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’ which have been roaming and experimenting upon the surface of the red planet since January 2004.

In PROXY we see a reversal in the normal relationships and assumed roles between humans and robots. Where normally we send robots to dangerous, inaccessible or inhospitable places, here it is the artist that has undertaken excursions to mountainous regions for the purpose of collecting samples, which the robots, ‘safe’ and ‘sound’ in the gallery space, will investigate.

On board the robots carry all the necessary vessels, tubes, valves and motors to allow examinations of the samples available to them. There is a suggestion that while the robots are busy carrying out the tasks of examining their samples, there is also a part of their attention aimed towards a large video projection of the sample collection process, which is projected onto the wall near them. There is also the suggestion that they have an awareness of the actions and efforts of their human accomplice.

For more info go to www.ateliernord.no

Comments Off on PROXY by Andy Gracie | Artist Talk more...

Piksel11 // open CALL for PROJECTS


November 17-20 2011
Bergen, Norway


Now open for proposals.
Read the open call for projects and use the online submit form to apply.

!!!!!!!!!!  Deadline postponed to August 31. 2011 !!!!!!!!!!

Comments Off on Piksel11 // open CALL for PROJECTS more...

  • 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

  • Copyright © 1996-2010 PIKSEL. All rights reserved.
    Jarrah theme by Templates Next | Powered by WordPress