Piksel18

Piksel Pavilion Opening Night – Piksel18 – Buzzocrazy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope you can enjoy the opening night with us.

At PIKSEL STUDIO 2017
Strandgaten 207, Bergen

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

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

At SKUR14
Holbergskaien 1, Bergen

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


Concerts Night at Hulen -Piksel18- Buzzocrazy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PIKSEL18 – Buzzocrazy!


Concerts Night at USF -Piksel18-Buzzocrazy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More about the artists:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PIKSEL18 – BuzzOcrazy!


Exhibition Opening Night – Piksel18 – Buzzocrazy!

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

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

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

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

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

We hope you can enjoy the opening night with us.

At PIKSEL STUDIO 2017
Strandgaten 207, Bergen

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

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

At SKUR14
Holbergskaien 1, Bergen

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


Piksel 18, Buzzocrazy!

Piksel 18, Buzzocrazy!
elektronisk kunst og fri teknologi

22-24 Nov
Bergen, Norway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PIKSEL18 – Buzzocrazy!

Venues:

– PIKSEL STUDIO 207 | Strandgaten 207 | Bergen

– SKUR14 | Holbergskaien 1 | Bergen

-Studio USF | Georgernes verft 12, 5011 | Bergen

-Hulen | Olaf Ryes vei 48, 5006 | Bergen

Events:

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

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

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

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

 

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


Piksel18 Buzzocrazy! Workshops in a glance!

PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy!
22nd – 24th November
Piksel Studio 207
Strandgaten 207
5004 Bergen

WORKSHOPS announcement– Piksel Studio 207 (All in 1 PDF)

PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy!
The 16th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies

– Wokshops.
– November 22nd-24th, Bergen (NO)
– http://18.piksel.no

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

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

PIKSEL18 – BuzzOcrazy!
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Workshops Programme:

All workshops are free to attend.
To sign up send an email to: prod(at)piksel(dot)no
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OMSynth: DIY electronics and building audio circuits from scratch Workshop by Peter Edwards

23rd Nov
Building: SKUR14
Date: 15:00-18:00

In 2013 Peter presented the early stages of a DIY circuit building interface called the Open Modular Syntehsizer (OMSynth).

In this lecture he will share how the OMSynth has evolved from an idea to a product and how it challenges many of the established norms of DIY electronics practice. Along the way he will also discuss a call for a new standard of DIY circuit design in the post SMT (surface mount electronics) age.

Participants will build an experimental sound circuit from scratch using the OMSynth.

Peter Edwards is an American artist, musician, and teacher. He has been exploring the field of circuit bending and experimental musical electronics since 2000 through his business Casperelectronics. He performs regularly under the same name.

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

Weird Signal Processing – a VGA Hacking Workshop by Wolfgang Spahn
24th Nov
Building: SKUR14
Date: 15:00-18:00

Name June Paik is known for manipulating a TV set with a magnet. One might think that after we abandoned monitor tubes the combination of TV and magnetism is gone as well. But similar techniques are still possible today by manipulating the monitor signal.

The fact that most signals used to connect devices via wires are based on electric current allows for easy hacking. For example one can manipulate the VGA video signal flow with coils and magnetic fields. The signal being similar to sound signals makes for an easy transfer to sound and vice versa. One can make a video signal hearable and display an audio signal on a monitor.

In the workshop we will process VGA signals. We learn the basic about the VGA standard and how to manipulate, mix and sonify the signal, how to amplifier, invert and add fast video signals. Every participant will build a VGA breakout board that allows easy access to the signal.

Please bring your own laptop (with a VGA connection or converter), an Arduino and or your Raspberry Pi if you have some.

Wolfgang Spahn (*1970, Austria) is a visual artist based in Berlin. His work includes interactive installations, videos, projections, and miniature-slide-paintings. After having studied mathematics and sociology in Regensburg and Berlin he founded the screen-printing-studio at Tacheles. He also managed various art projects e.g. Schokoladen Mitte and was one of the artists at Meinblau, Berlin. He currently teaches at the BBK-Berlin, Medienwerkstatt and is associated lecturer at the University of Paderborn, department of art.

International exhibitions (selection): 2000 Biennial of young Art in Genua, Italy, 2003 The Kosovo Art Gallery in Pristina, Kosovo, 2005 Biennial in Prague, Czech Republic, 2008 and 2009 Internationales Klangkunstfest in Berlin, 2009 The Art of the Overhead in Malmö, Sweden, PIXEL09 and 10 in Bergen, Norway, 2010 Biennial Of Miniature Art in Serbia, 2010 Media-Scape in Zagreb, Croatia, Transmediale 2012, Berlin.

PIKSEL BIO LAB 2018 WORKSHOPS

The Umwelt of the Forager: on Bees, pheromones and bacteria by Anne Marie Maes
23rd and 24th Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 15:00-19:00

The workshop -the Umwelt of the Forager- will be studying the bio semiotics of the beehive & its ecosystem. The workshop will be organized as a DYI BioLab: the starting point is the role of pheromones and the important task these signifiers play for the communication in the beehive and for the relation of the bees to their ecosystem.

Participants will be sensing the ecology of the beehive and interpret the emergence of symbols. They will be detecting the granularity of waves formed between bacterial signals and the signs emitted through invisible (bio)technologies. In several hands-on sessions the microbial sphere in and around the beehive will be studied under the microscope. Participants will prepare agar plates to culture bacteria and spores that they collect at the intersection of places, called the Umwelt of the Forager (bee). They will ‘design’ with bacteria and reflect upon shared habitats for bees and other micro-organisms.

Anne Marie Maes is an artist who has been studying the tight interactions and co-evolutions within urban ecosystems. Her research practice combines art and science with a strong interest for DIY technologies and biotechnology. She works with a range of biological, digital and traditional media, including live organisms. Her artistic research is materialized in techno-organic objects that are inspired by factual/fictional stories; in artefacts that are a combination of digital fabrication and craftsmanship; in installations that reflect both the problem and the (possible) solution, in multispecies collaborations, in polymorphic forms and models created by eco-data.

Radio Mycelium & How I Hack Plant Conversations by Martin Howse and Mindaugas Gapševičius
23rd Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 10:00-14:00

Radio Mycelium & How I Hack Plant Conversations
Martin Howse, Mindaugas Gapševičius
Keywords: Installation, tutorial, toolkit, experiments

The project invites us to experience interspecies communication and feedback loops between mycelium networks and their habitats, including other organisms and beings. It also proposes the examination of a new networked imaginary between electrochemical signals, digital data, and electromagnetic waves. The project invites the user to experience plant to plant or plant to fungi interaction by connecting an electronic interface and converting data from electrochemical to digital and back to electrochemical signal. Using allelopathy as a metaphor for plant interaction, the project questions the mechanism of translation of signals, which, through the number of generations are influenced by the information from outside, including its own transmitted information.

The experiments introduced in the tutorial will give an idea of how to grow mycelium, how to make electronic tools and attach them to living organisms, and how to use the tools for audiovisual expression. During the hands on session, we will do four experiments:

– Start growing mycelium on coffee grounds;
– Sense electric potentials in living organisms;
– Assemble and test the mycelial radio transmitter;
– Use built tools and a Pd patch provided for audiovisual expression.

The experiments are facilitated by Mindaugas Gapševičius.

Mindaugas Gapševičius, http://triple-double-u.com/
Martin Howse, http://www.1010.co.uk/org/

Martin Howse is occupied with an artistic investigation of the links between the earth (geophysical phenomena), software and the human psyche (psychogeophysics), proposing a return to animism within a critical misuse of scientific technology.

Mindaugas Gapševičius (b 1974) is an artist, facilitator, and curator living and working in Berlin and Vilnius. He earned his MA at Vilnius Academy of Arts in 1999 and started MPHIL/PhD program at Goldsmiths University in 2010.


PIKSEL KIDZ LAB 2018 EDITION

City GO! DIY Traffic lights of air pollution by Hamilton Mestizo
5th – 7th November – 10:00- 14:00
8th – 9th November – 14:00 -18:00
Building: Piksel Studio 207
To participate send and email to piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no

Do It Yourself Traffic lights of air pollution is an eco-design workshop for kids. Kids will be assembling “air traffic lights” that visualise the pollution in our cities. The goal is to experiment with a sensor which detects levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO) concentrations, the main gas produced by gasoline and diesel cars and go to the city and test them in the urban environment.

The project mixes artistic, environmental and social concerns and adheres to the design principles of open hardware and software: Everyone is invited to learn how the electronics and the code functions in order to be able to modify it.

Hamilton Mestizo (CDMX, Mexico)
Hamilton Mestizo explores the interfaces of arts, science and technology and their critical, ecological, and social-culturall implications. In the last decade, Mestizo has combined his artistic practice with education and research focused on open source hardware development, DIY-DIWO culture, new media and biotechnology.

City TECH! SONORATEC! en kunstlab med nye medier for barn! by Oda Bremnes (Norway), Margarita Ardila (Colombia)
12th – 14th – 10:00- 14:00
15th – 16th November – 14:00 -18:00
Building: Piksel Studio 207
To participate send and email to piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no

Sonorartec is a lab where the kids learn the basics of electronic to produce sound with drawn images, toys with lights, plastic pianos, … recycling everyday materials. What we will do? Build different devices which permit kids to experiment with leds, circuits, sound, graphics, creative writing, and much more.

Oda Bremnes (Norway) is a third year of bachelor’s degree at the Department of Art at the Faculty of Arts, Music and Design, UiB (further Art and Design College in Bergen). She is working on new media. mainly video, installation and electronics.

Margarita Ardila (Colombia)
Margarita Ardila is a Colombian maker, composer and sound researcher. Multidisciplinary artist coordinator and workshop of SONORARTEC LAB, laboratory oriented to the application of new media in the art, design, education.

City TECH! Electrotextile! Customize your clothes or accessories with LEDs! by Pauline Vierne (France)
12th – 14th – 10:00- 14:00
15th – 16th November – 14:00 -18:00
Building: Piksel Studio 207
To participate send and email to piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no

Electrotextile workshop is a practical and theoretical workshop to make, remixi and intervene your accessories and garments through the manufacture of soft and flexible electronic circuits.

The participants will approach to the concept of “wearable technologies” and to the basic notions of electronics. To this end, circuits will be prototyped and creative projects will be developed by mixing textiles and materials capable of conducting electricity.

Kids will learn to make resistances and soft switches with cloth, felt, thread for lighting or sound applications and they can customize your clothes or accessories with LEDs!

Pauline Vierne, France
Pauline Vierne completed an MA in Innovative Textiles at ENSAAMA, Paris, and works as an e-textile researcher at the Design Research Lab, Berlin University of the Arts since 2014. Using experimental design and practice-led processes, her work bridges conductive and unconventional materials using traditional craft techniques to explore new materiality.


City go! DIY Traffic lights of air pollution. DIY Trafikklys for luftforurensning

5 – 7 november – 10:00 – 14:00
8 – 9 november – 14:00 – 18:00
For å melde deg på, send en mail til piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no

Piksel Studio 2017
Strandgaten 207, 5004 Bergen, Norway

DIY Trafikklys for luftforurensning
DIY Trafikklys for luftforurensning er en øko-design workshop for barn. Deltagerne vil sette sammen «trafikklys» som visualiserer luftforurensingen i byen vår. Målet er å eksperimentere med en sensor laget for å avlese nivåer for konsentrasjonen av karbonmonoksid (CO) i luften. Karbonmonoksid er den viktigste avfallsgassen som slippes ut av diesel- og bensinbiler. Vi drar deretter til byen for å teste sensorene i sentrumsgatene.

Prosjektet blander kunstneriske, teknologiske, økologiske og sosiale tilnærminger, og følger prinsippet om åpen teknologi, både for maskinvare og programvare. Det vil si at alle inviteres til å lære hvordan elektronikken og kodingen som tas i bruk fungerer, slik at de selv blir i stand til å modifisere den.

Hamilton Mestizo (CDMX, Mexico)
Hamilton Mestizo utforsker punktene hvor kunst, vitenskap og teknologi møtes, og hvilke lærdommer vi kan trekke av disse møtepunktene, kritisk, økologisk og sosiokulturelt. I løpet av det siste tiåret har Mestizo kombinert sin kunstneriske gjerning med utdanning og forskning, med fokus på utvikling av åpen kilde-teknologi, DIY/DIWO-kultur, nye medier og bioteknologi.


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

english

Piksel Studio 207
Strandgaten 207
BERGEN

To sign in: piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no with the subject CITY GO – DIY Traffic lights of air pollution.
Free entrance
No prior knowledge is required.
Age: 9 – 17.
Number of participants: 15.

DIY Traffic lights of air pollution.
An eco-design workshop for kids. During a week kids will be assembling “air traffic lights”. This workshop aims to visualise the pollution in our cities.

The goal is to experiment with a sensor (MQ-07) which detects levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO) concentrations, the main gas produced by gasoline and diesel cars. The project mixes artistic, environmental and social concerns and adheres to the design principles of open hardware and software: Everyone is invited to learn how the electronics and the code functions in order to be able to modify it.

We will learn how to use it with an Arduino board, participants will program a series of behaviors in colour variations that allowed us to translate the sensor signals into color changes on a RGB LED screen: red 🙁, orange: I, green 🙂.

To then assemble all the pieces inside a hand-held traffic light designed for laser cutting.

The workshop part occurs over 4 hours in which the operations of the circuit and the code will be explained while assembling the circuit. The group will then walk in order to listen to the city in a different way.

The workshop:
1.- Assembly
The assembly process is developed in three phases:
1. electronic circuit. 2. programming. 3. assembly.

2.- Electronic circuit
The electronic circuit was previously designed. Use an attiny84 microcontroller, programmed through arduino as ISP. The circuit controls the sensor, the intensity of each RGB color and regulates the electrical voltage.

3.- Programming
The program translates the mq7 sensor signal into a sensitivity range of an analog input of 0 to 1023, 0 = 10ppm (particles per million), 1023 = 10000ppm of CO in the environment. At the same time it determines in that range the color mix in the RGB screen, based on this signal.

4.- Mounting
Finally, the RGB LED screen, the power supply (battery-switch) and the container were assembled.

5.- Testing on the streets 🙂

Duration: 5 day – 15 hours
Age: 8-18 years old.
Exhibition: Piksel Studio

Hamilton Mestizo (CDMX, Mexico)

Hamilton Mestizo work primarily explores the interfaces of arts, science and technology and their critical, ecological, and social-culturall implications. In the last decade, Mestizo has combined his artistic practice with education and research focused on open source hardware development, DIY-DIWO culture, new media and biotechnology.

From 2007 to 2014 he had taught hypermedia in Film’s Department at Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2007), biotechnology and physical computing in Design and Architecture’s Department (2008-2012) and Art’s Department (2014) at Universidad Javeriana Bogota. Mestizo had worked at Parque Explora Medellín (2016-2017) where, with a multidisciplinary team, they designed and planned the program and activities at the “Exploratorio” (Public Experimentation Laboratory and Workshop). Moreover, Mestizo has involved with different private-public institutions developing strategies and counseling in pedagogy and education.

Mestizo has participated in several exhibitions and festivals worldwide, including: Siggraph Art Gallery (Los Angeles, 2017); GOSH – Gathering for Open Science Hardware (Santiago de Chile, 2017); Medialab-Prado (Madrid, 2016); Rural Scapes Exhibition (Brasil, 2015); Festival Internacional de la Imagen ( Manizales, 2015); Fundación Platohedro (Medellín, 2015); Centro de Cultura Digital CCD (México, 2014); ISEA sur-south – International Symposium of Electronic Arts (Sydney, 2013); Balance-Unbalance Conference (Noosa, 2013); Maker Fair London (London, 2013); Pixelache (Helsinki-Tallinn, 2013); Plataforma (Bogotá, 2012); Labsurlab ( Quito, 2012); Culturadigital (Rio De Janeiro, 2011); Deus Ex Media (Santiago, 2011); Interactivos?10:neigburhoodscience Medialab-Prado (Madrid, 2010); VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards (Spain, 2007), among others venues.

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


City Tech – Elektrotekstil! Utsmykk klærne og tilbehørene dine med LED-lys!

12 – 14 november – 10:00 – 14:00
15 – 16 november – 14:00 – 18:00
For å melde deg på, send en mail til piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no
Alder: 10-18 år.

Piksel Studio 207
Strandgaten 207
BERGEN

Elektrotekstil! Utsmykk klærne og tilbehørene dine med LED-lys!

Elektrotekstil workshop er en praktisk og teoretisk workshop hvor du lærer å skape og utsmykke klær og tilbehør ved å fremstille myke og fleksible elektriske strømkretser.

Deltagerne vil bli kjent med konseptet «teknologiske klær», og innføres i grunnleggende elektronikk. Vi vil sette sammen elektriske strømkretser fra grunnen av, og vi vil lage kreative prosjekter hvor vi utstyrer klær og tilbehør med materialer i stand til å bære elektrisitet.

Barna vil lære hvordan man kan bygge elektrisk resistans og myke av/på-knapper inn i stoff, å lage strømførende tråder for lys- eller lydinstallasjoner, og hvordan man kan utstyre klær og tilbehør med LED-lys!

Pauline Vierne, France

Pauline Vierne har en master i «innovative tekstiler» fra Frankrikes ledende kust- og designutdanning, ENSAAMA i Paris, og har siden 2014 arbeidet som forsker på e-tekstiler ved Design Research Lab på Kunstuniversitetet i Berlin. Arbeidene hennes kjennetegnes av at hun kombinerer strømførende og ukonvensjonelle materialer med tradisjonelle håndverksmetoder i jakten på nye materielle uttrykk.


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


english

Piksel Studio 207
Strandgaten 207
BERGEN

Email to piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no with the subject Electrotextile – CITY TECH
Free
Ages: from 8 to 18 years old.

Gratis verksted for barn/unge i alderen 8-18 år

Electrotextile workshop is a practical and theoretical workshop aimed at the making, remixing and intervening of accessories and garments through the manufacture of soft and flexible electronic circuits.

The participants will approach to the concept of wearables or “wearable technologies” and to the basic notions of electronics. To this end, circuits will be prototyped and creative projects will be developed by mixing textiles and materials capable of conducting electricity.

Kids will learn to make resistances and soft switches with cloth, felt, thread for lighting or sound applications and they can customize your clothes or accessories with led light.

Using the learning methods Do It Yourself (DIY) and Do It With Others (DIWO).

Pauline Vierne, France
Pauline Vierne completed an MA in Innovative Textiles at ENSAAMA, Paris, and works as an e-textile researcher at the Design Research Lab, Berlin University of the Arts since 2014.

Using experimental design and practice-led processes, her work bridges conductive and unconventional materials using traditional craft techniques to explore new materiality.

Having one foot in academic research and the other within the international community of the E-textile Summercamp gives Pauline a complex perspective on directions and tendencies currently present in the e-textile field.

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


City-Tech: SONORATEC! By Margarita Ardila/Oda Bremnes

12 – 14 november – 10:00 – 14:00
15 – 16 november – 14:00 – 18:00
For å melde deg på, send en mail til piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no
Gratis verksted for barn/unge i alderen 4-14 år

Piksel Studio 207
Strandgaten 207
BERGEN

SONORATEC er en lab hvor barna lærer seg grunnleggende elektronikk for å kunne skape lyd til tegnede bilder; leker som lyser; plastpianoer… alt bygget av gjenvinnede materialer.

Hva kommer vi til å gjøre?
Bygge forskjellige innretninger som lar barna eksperimentere med ledlys, strømkretser, lyd, grafikk, kreativ skriving og mye mer.

Margarita Ardila (Colombia)
Margarita Ardila er en colombiansk filmskaper, komponist og lydforsker. Hun er en multidisiplinær kunstner og grunnlegger av workshopen SONORATEC LAB, som fokuserer på bruken av nye medier i kunst, design og utdanning.

Oda Bremnes (Norway)
Oda Bremnes er I si tredje år av bachelorutdanning ved Institut for kunst ved Fakultet for Kunst, Musikk og Design, UiB (udligere Kunst- og designhøyskolen I Bergen). Hun jobber med nye medier. hovedsaklig video, installasjon og elektronikk.

Sonorartec is a lab where the kids learn the basics of electronic to produce sound with drawn images, toys with lights, plastic pianos, … recycling everyday materials. Building different devices which permit kids to experiment with leds, circuits, sound, graphics, creative writing, and much more.

Margarita Ardila, Colombia

Margarita Ardila is a Colombian maker, composer and sound researcher. Multidisciplinary artist coordinator and workshop of SONORARTEC LAB, laboratory oriented to the application of new media in the art, design, education. Emerging, independent and self-managed space interested in sharing and disseminating DIY and DIWO dynamics. Currently developing the project LAPIZ VOLTAJOSO activity mixing electronics and creative writing.


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


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