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Piksel21 – WORKSHOPS

Piksel21 – WORKSHOPS

PIKSEL21
The 19th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies

– Wokshops.
– November 18th-21st, Bergen (NO)
https://piksel.no/2021/10/31/piksel21-workshops
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Workshops Programme:

All workshops are free to attend.
To sign up send an email to: piksel21(at)piksel(dot)no
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A Butterfly in an Analog Computer – Wolfgang Spahn
Generating chaotic signals, noise and sound with an analogue computer and Chua circuit, learning the basic functions of an analogue computer along the way.  

Audiovisual creation in Pure Data/GEM using [ARRAST_VJ] – Bruno Rohde
This workshop introduces the basic and creative uses of **[ARRAST_VJ]**, a free software for audiovisual creation that enables real time manipulation of videoclips (with sound), images and cameras, and also the creation of interactive compositions, which may be stored, reproduced and exported. 

Mellite – an environment for creating experimental computer-based music and sound art – Hanns Holger Rutz
__Mellite__ is an open source application that aims to be an environment both for the composition and creation as well as for the performance and exhibition of computer based music and sound art.  In general, participants should have some basic experience with a programming language, knowing how sound synthesis works in SuperCollider is advantageous but not mandatory.

Jeu Videa – Natacha Roussel/Amelie Dumont
Exploring collectively, feministand intersectional possibilities of vide-a game by learning Godot Engine software.  Since the episode of “Gamergate” a few years ago, and partly thanks to the work of feminist academics such as: Anita Sarkeesian (feminist frequency), among others, we now have a better understanding of gender relations in video games. So far there is still very few attempts to develop a video game format that captures feminist and collaborative principles, by transforming the modalities of video games.


Ephemer(e)ality Capture: Glitching Photogrammetry – Tom Milnes
Ephemer(e)ality Capture is a practice-based workshop in which participants hack, disturb and glitched the parameters of photogrammetry. Participants use free or open-source 3D scanning apps and software (which they can access online) to scan reflective, invisible, specular, refractive, or ‘ephemeral’ objects and materials to create images that actively confuse the imaging algorithm. 

Simple WebXR with AR.js and Model-Viewer – tacacocodin 
Covering the basic and recommended settings for having simple AR web applications. 


Performing Arts Workshops program

Performing Arts Workshops program

electronics and free/libre technologies applied to the performing arts.

To register please send an email to: piksel21@piksel.no with your name and the name of the workshop you want to attend.

It is a Piksel initiative in collaboration with Bergen Dansesenter – resource centre for dance in Vestland. The workshop Responsive Body | Responsive Technology Workshop by Kenneth Flak (NO) and Külli Roosna (EE) is also supported by PRODA-professional dance training.

KEY CONCEPTS: Human-centered computing → Interaction design process and methods; Gestural input;
Applied computing → Performing arts; Sound and music computing;

KEYWORDS: Dance Technology, Interactive Sonification, Music and Movement

“Performing arts Workshops, electronics and free/libre technologies applied to the performing arts.” consists in a workshops program for performers, choreographers, actors, artistic directors and theatre art technicians, and general public interested in interaction and the audio/visual body. The aim is to enhance the competences on the use of digital tools applied to interaction, sound, light, devices control, robotics, etc. with free technologies!

The program includes 3 different workshops by some of the most experimental dancers and developers in Europe: Ugo Dehaes from Belgium, Kenneth Flak and Külli Roosna, from Norway and Estonia, Mindaugas Gapsevicius from Lithuania.

These 3 groups have been working in the performing arts investigating the technological possibilities from different perspectives. The program tries to open the field from the body and spatial concept and the interaction with the audiences, to the technologies we can use. From body movement performances to body signalling like EEG or Artificial Intelligence devices interpreting the spatial situations as a whole.

The workshops program we are presenting here will take place at Bergen Dance Center, Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen.

Workshops:

18th of November – 12:00-14:00 – You and I, You and Me by Mindaugas Gapsevicius (LT)

19th of November – 11:00-15:00 Antropoids by Ugo Dehaes (BE)

20th of November – 10:00-14:00 10:00-14:00 Responsive Body | Responsive Technology Workshop by Kenneth Flak (NO) and Külli Roosna (EE)

This program is a collaboration between Piksel and Bergendansesenter.


CFP – Piksel21 – November 18 – 21

CFP – Piksel21 – November 18 – 21

Piksel21
November 18-21 2021
Bergen, Norway

Deadline September 1st
Piksel21 is scheduled for November 18 – 21.
Please use the online submit form at: https://pretalx.com/piksel21

Dear friends,

we are glad to announce the open call for projects to Piksel Festival 2021 in the hope that the Covid-19 vaccinations makes it possible for some artists to travel in November when the festival takes place.

We are aware that the vaccination is not evenly distributed in every country and therefore we will keep the hybrid format and do a double call.

One is for artists who can travel to Bergen. Please check the rules to enter Norway here: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/international-travels The rules will change in the next months.

The other one is for artists (who can not travel to Bergen) whose artworks can be presented either virtually/online (Mozilla Hubs, PikselSavers, online concerts, presentations and workshops) or physically at the exhibition where the Piksel technical team will follow the artists instructions to setup the works.

Please feel free to submit your projects to anyone of the open tracks: Presentations, workshops, concerts, PikselSavers and installations.

Deadline is 1st of September.
Please use the online submit form at: https://pretalx.com/piksel21

Piksel is an international festival for electronic art and technological freedom. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised 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 art and free technologies.

open CALL for PROJECTS
For the exhibition and other parts of the program we currently seek projects in the following categories:

1. Installations
Projects to be included in the exhibitions.
The works must be realized by the use of free and open source technologies.

2. Audiovisual performance
Live art and concerts realized by the use of free software and/or open/DIY hardware. We encourage audio-visual projects and online collaborations.

3. Presentations
Innovative DIY/open hardware and audiovisual software tools or software art released under a free/open license. (Also includes presentations of
artistic projects realized using free/open technologies.)

4. Workshops
Hands on workshops utilizing free software and/or open/DIY hardware for artistic use. Online workshops are also welcome.

5. PikselSavers
Video and software art based on the screensaver format – short audiovisual (non)narratives made for endless looping. Possible thematic
fields includes but are not limited to: sustainable resource allocation, renewable technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade hardware, free content, open access, open data, DIY economy, shared development. The works must be realized by the use of free/open source technologies.

!!!!!!!!!! Deadline September 1. 2021 !!!!!!!!!!

Please use the online submit form at: https://pretalx.com/piksel21/cfp
Piksel21 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway and others.
more info: www.piksel.no
You can enter proposals until 2021-09-01 11:57 (Europe/Oslo), 2 months, 3 weeks from now.


Workshop SelfHosted by Critical Engineering Working Group

SelfHosted by Critical Engineering Working Group

10-11 December 2021 – 15:00-17:00 hours.

To attend you have to register. Please send us an email to piksel21(at)piksel.no
The workshop will be online through a BBB video chat. We will send the information on how to connect.

Decentralise! This 4 hours walks participants through the process of setting up their very own server on the Internet, complete with webmail, cloud, VPN, gallery and website services, scalable to hundreds or thousands of users.

Those interested in serving from home can bring in a PC to wipe and re-purpose as a low-bandwidth server on the Internet. Others wanting a high-traffic, media-rich solution will be encouraged to choose and register a geographically-local server package in class such that they can be guided through a complete install (typical monthly fees are 5 to 15 EUR).

Good server-side security practices are covered, from disk-encryption to password-management and firewalling. The basics of the UNIX command line are also taught such that participants can securely log into their server and administer it regardless of their physical location. It takes just one in a community to give the gift of high-quality, low-carbon Internet infrastructure – to free yourself and others from centralised and privacy-eroding services (like GMail, DropBox and Flickr).

No prior experience is necessary, although attention to detail and note-taking skills are important.


Workshop Hotglue by Danja Vasiliev and Sarah Grant

Hotglue by Danja Vasiliev and Sarah Grant

3-4 December 2021 – 15:00-17:00 hours.

To attend you have to register. Please send us an email to piksel21(at)piksel.no
The workshop will be online through a BBB video chat. We will send the information on how to connect.

Hotglue workshop
Building websites using Hotglue is fun – and a great, hands-on way to learn about visual design, markup language and hyper-links that power the web. But to do so, one – more so than ever – needs proficiency in the language of the web (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) in order to participate.

Hotglue is a FOSS “What you see is what you get” editor for the web.  At the workshop a free-to-use grass-roots service Hotglue.me will be used to allow quick hosting of webpages.

HOTGLUE Content Manipulation System is a unique tool for DIY web-design and Internet samizdat. System design is based on several fundamental rules primarily aimed at preserving visual homogeneity between editing and viewing modes. This structural transparency of HOTGLUE UI permits its users to disregard any separation of Content and Design and /ultimately/ to remove Design as such from their creative practice.

Danja Vasiliev and Gottfried Haider believe that modern web-users shall be given an easy yet powerful, online (in-browser) authoring tool for making exciting, personally distinct and otherwise odd web-pages. Page contents suddenly become something more then only text blocks and images; user begins to construct web-pages as multi-layered collages where textual is visual and vice versa. Web-pages made with HOTGLUE never look the same – each page is a new creation of its author.

HOTGLUE is written in PHP and Javascript (jQuery), it uses flat-files for storage and is compatible with Apache2 HTTP server.

Type: workshop
Length: 4h
Language: English
Additional considerations: max. 12 participants

Material and Technical Requirements
Participant materials: Laptop, internet connection


Piksel KidZ – STRØMFØRENDE TEKSTIL OG MYK ELEKTRONIKK

Piksel KidZ – STRØMFØRENDE TEKSTIL OG MYK ELEKTRONIKK

Oct 4th – 8thth – 10h-13h | 16-19h
Gratis verksted for barn/unge i alderen 8-18 år for påmelding: piksel21(at)piksel(dot)no

Vil du lage en t-skjorte med lys som blinker når noen gir deg et klapp på skulderen? Eller en veske som lyser opp når den blir for tung? Går det egentlig an å bygge elektroniske kretser med nål og tråd? Eller strikke en sensor?

Et introduksjonskurs for alle aldre i elektronisk tekstil og hvordan man kan designe egne enkle kretser.

Deltagerne får grunnleggende innføring i krets-tankegang, blir presentert for tekstile strømførende materialer og tekstile teknikker for å bygge enkle sensorer før de planlegger og lager en egen tekstil krets med LED-lys på t-skjorte eller veske.

1: Introduksjon

a) Hvorfor kalles det en “krets” og hvordan beveger strømmen seg i strømførende materialer

b) Bli kjent med materialene vi skal bruke, både tekstil og tradisjonell elektronikk

c) Hvordan kan man lage en tekstil sensor?

2: Eget design

a) Deltagerne tester materialene og prøver seg på å lage en sensor

b) Planlegging av eget design: tegne krets: både teknisk (hvilke komponenter hvor) og designmessig (hvilke materialer, broderi eller applikasjon, estetisk uttrykk på krets på t-skjorte)

3: Lage krets

4: Felles presentasjon av resultater

Hillevi Munthe

Hillevi Munthe er tekstilkunstner og lærer i grunnskolen. Hun har jobbet med elektronisk tekstil i eget kunstnerisk arbeid siden 2009 og som prosjektleder for det workshop-baserte prosjektet “Soft Technology” på Atelier Nord (2010-2013). I eget arbeid jobber hun med programmerbar bevegelse i tekstile materialer.

Elisabeth Schimana

Elisabeth Schimana has been working as a composer, performer and radio artist since 1983. She studied electro-acoustics and experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, computermusic-composition at the IEM, Graz and musicology and ethnology at the University of Vienna. Her work concentrated for many years on space / body / electronic. She has ongoing cooperations with the Austrian Kunstradio. She also focus on research in the field of woman, art and technology. Elisabeth Schimana gives lectures and holds composition workshops all over the world.

Duration: 5 day – 3 hours/day
Age: 10-18 years old.
Exhibition: Bergen City

Piksel KidZ Lab is supported by the Norwegian Cultural Fund and Vestland Fylkeskommune.

2nd – 6th November – 10h-13h | 16-19h
Gratis verksted for barn/unge i alderen 8-18 år for påmelding: piksel20(at)piksel(dot)no

STRØMFØRENDE TEKSTIL OG MYK ELEKTRONIKK

Vil du lage en t-skjorte med lys som blinker når noen gir deg et klapp på skulderen? Eller en veske som lyser opp når den blir for tung? Går det egentlig an å bygge elektroniske kretser med nål og tråd? Eller strikke en sensor?

Et introduksjonskurs for alle aldre i elektronisk tekstil og hvordan man kan designe egne enkle kretser.

Deltagerne får grunnleggende innføring i krets-tankegang, blir presentert for tekstile strømførende materialer og tekstile teknikker for å bygge enkle sensorer før de planlegger og lager en egen tekstil krets med LED-lys på t-skjorte eller veske.

1: Introduksjon

a) Hvorfor kalles det en “krets” og hvordan beveger strømmen seg i strømførende materialer

b) Bli kjent med materialene vi skal bruke, både tekstil og tradisjonell elektronikk

c) Hvordan kan man lage en tekstil sensor?

2: Eget design

a) Deltagerne tester materialene og prøver seg på å lage en sensor

b) Planlegging av eget design: tegne krets: både teknisk (hvilke komponenter hvor) og designmessig (hvilke materialer, broderi eller applikasjon, estetisk uttrykk på krets på t-skjorte)

3: Lage krets

4: Felles presentasjon av resultater

Hillevi Munthe

Hillevi Munthe er tekstilkunstner og lærer i grunnskolen. Hun har jobbet med elektronisk tekstil i eget kunstnerisk arbeid siden 2009 og som prosjektleder for det workshop-baserte prosjektet “Soft Technology” på Atelier Nord (2010-2013). I eget arbeid jobber hun med programmerbar bevegelse i tekstile materialer.

Elisabeth Schimana

Elisabeth Schimana has been working as a composer, performer and radio artist since 1983. She studied electro-acoustics and experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, computermusic-composition at the IEM, Graz and musicology and ethnology at the University of Vienna. Her work concentrated for many years on space / body / electronic. She has ongoing cooperations with the Austrian Kunstradio. She also focus on research in the field of woman, art and technology. Elisabeth Schimana gives lectures and holds composition workshops all over the world.

Duration: 5 day – 3 hours/day
Age: 10-18 years old.
Exhibition: Bergen City

Piksel KidZ Lab is supported by the Norwegian Cultural Fund and Vestland Fylkeskommune.


Transpiksel 2021, Paray mitapim Transpikselniqa

Transpiksel 2021, Paray mitapim Transpikselniqa

Transpiksel es una red de colectivos en arte y tecnología de España, México, Noruega y Perú, quienes junto a otras organizaciones y colectivos proponen anualmente un festival itinerante, sucedido desde el año 2016 en Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, México, Perú y República Dominicana.

En el 2021 propone una edición especial durante el verano austral, que presenta transmisiones de conciertos y performances audiovisuales desde Arequipa, Cusco, Huancayo, Lima y Ayacucho en Perú, Madrid en España y Ciudad de México, un programa de talleres virtuales y un espacio que reúne obras en VR y 3D, entre el 8 y el 26 febrero.


COMPILACIÓN DE ESCULTURAS 3D Y ESPACIOS DE REALIDAD VIRTUAL + PIKSEL QUARANTINE

Lunes 08 Febrero 00h [MX] | 01h [PE] | 07h [Es/No] Apertura de recorridos, disponible hasta el 26 de febrero en https://asimtria.org/transpiksel/?page_id=203 Pensamiento Vertical | Analucia Roeder [PE] COLINEALES | Eleazar Herrera [PE] Ancestros y Futuro | Giovanna Pillaca Morote [PE] Hibernación | Jesper Frederiksen (Jesperino) [PE/DK] LAYERING CORPUS | Malitzin Cortes CNDSD [MX] “Las redes son cromáticas” | Santiago Ramírez Camarena [PE] POLLEN GLITCH | Yannet Vilela (N3t4) [PE] Entidad Akakor, la experiencia VR | Jennifer Durand – Daniel Escobar – Claudia Garcia – Giovanna Pillaca – Jose Luis Vintimilla [PE/US/ES/EC] SELECCIÓN DE PIKSEL QUARANTINE BIO-CREA | Hamilton Mestizo [MX] Luftslott | Alexandra Cárdenas | Camilla Vatne Barrat-Due [MX/CO/NO] And in the future the cracks will also be a home. EcoPoetics. | Jaime Lobato [MX]

Programa de Conciertos

Transmisiones desde: https://asimtria.org/Transpikselhttps://facebook.com/TransPikselhttps://www.youtube.com/asimtriahttps://www.twitch.tv/pikselfest

Martes 09 Febrero 19h [MX] | 20h [PE] | 02h (Wed 10) [Es/No]AV Performances Desde Wasicleta, Cusco [PE] Gladys Conde, en compañía de Omar Vargas [PE] Rosa Naid Cruz Tica – Electrónica, María Luisa Ochoa Justiniani – Improvisación Cello [PE] TAKAU [PE]

Jueves 11 febrero 19h [MX] | 20h [PE] | 02h (Fri 12) [Es/No]AV Performances Desde Arequipa [PE], con la colaboración de Monopelaor1ffm4nn [PE] DMTh5 [PE] Desde El Paradero, Lima [PE], con la colaboración de SumaGabriel Tanta Chavez [PE]

Martes 16 Febrero 19h [MX] | 20h [PE] | 02h (Wed 17) [Es/No]AV Performances Desde La Munay, Huancayo [PE] Zorzal [PE] Paraedolia Espectral [PE] JoJoss.exe [PE]

Miércoles 17 Febrero 19h [MX] | 20h [PE] | 02h (Thu 18) [Es/No]AV Performances Desde El Paradero, Lima [PE], con la colaboración de SumaEnrique Trelles [PE] Karen Chalco [PE] Patricia Saucedo [PE]

Jueves 18 febrero 19h [MX] | 20h [PE] | 02h (Fri 19) [Es/No]AV Performances Desde asimtria.org, Ayacucho [PE] Brageiki [PE] Hanuna [PE] ‘###’ [PE]

Martes 23 Febrero 19h [MX] | 20h [PE] | 02h (Wed 24) [Es/No]AV Performances Desde Toplap MX, Ciudad de México [MX] Sonidazo La Verga [MX] César Ch + Arrehola [MX] NUT [MX]

Jueves 25 febrero 12h [MX] | 13h [PE] | 19h [Es/No]AV Performances Desde Madrid [ES], en colaboración con Villtank y Piksel, Bergen [NO] Agnès Pe [ES] Guillem Bayo + Me-Lenna (Luis González) [ES] Maite Cajaraville + Gisle Frøysland [ES/NO] David Brown – Gisle Frøysland + Anders G [NO]

Talleres

Lunes 15 Febrero 15h [MX] | 16h [PE] | 22h [Es/No] Pure Data para la síntesis y procesamiento de audio | Abel Castro [PE] 3 sesiones | 10 participantes | Virtual | Participación sólo a través de becas, aplicaciones hasta el 7 de febrero. Más información y aplicaciones en https://asimtria.org/transpiksel/?p=30

Pure Data es un potente software libre para procesamiento de datos, audio y video. En este curso veremos procesamiento de audio y síntesis. Empezaremos de manera experimental reutilizando, conectando y modificando algoritmos ya producidos. En una segunda parte introduciremos la parte teórica de las síntesis de audio y el flujo de datos. 17h [MX] | 18h [PE] | 0h (Tue 16) [Es/No] Introducción a Hydra – Visuales en vivo con lenguajes de programación | SENSÁFONA [PE] 3 sesiones | 15 participantes | Virtual | Participación sólo a través de becas, aplicaciones hasta el 7 de febrero. Más información y aplicaciones en https://asimtria.org/transpiksel/?p=41

Taller introductorio de Hydra como una herramienta que genera vínculos entre la tecnología libre y las artes para generar visuales en vivo haciendo uso de lenguajes de programación y plataformas colaborativas interdisciplinarias.

Miércoles 17 Febrero 13h [MX] | 14h [PE] | 20h [Es/No] Diseño y fabricación de circuitos electrónicos | Guillem Bayo [ES] 1 sesión | 10 participantes | Virtual Más información y aplicaciones en https://asimtria.org/transpiksel/?p=49

En el taller se analizarán proyectos de hardware libre de instrumentos autónomos, módulos eurorack y piezas de arte electrónico. Los participantes aprenderán a desarrollar sus propios proyectos e instrumentos partiendo de un núcleo de Arduino y a generar los Gerbers para encargar la fabricación de cualquier proyecto open source.

El taller está dirigido a cualquier persona interesada en el desarrollo y la fabricación de instrumentos o piezas electrónicas.

Los asistentes necesitarán un ordenador para seguir el taller y, a ser posible, tener instaladas las versiones gratuitas de KiCAD y EAGLE..

Lunes 22 Febrero 15h [MX] | 16h [PE] | 22h [Es/No] Supercollider. Introducción a la programación textual para la ejecución musical | Jorge Luis Quispe Córdova [PE] 3 sesiones | 10 participantes | Virtual | Participación sólo a través de becas, aplicaciones hasta el 7 de febrero. Más información y aplicaciones en https://asimtria.org/transpiksel/?p=49

El taller permitirá conocer e interactuar con la plataforma Supercollider como herramienta para la generación de material musical e intervención en vivo. 17h [MX] | 18h [PE] | 0h (Tue 23) [Es/No] Paisaje sonoro: técnicas y usos para contar historias a distancia | Vanessa Valencia y Cinthya Robles [PE] 3 sesiones | 15 participantes | Virtual | Participación sólo a través de becas, aplicaciones hasta el 7 de febrero. Más información y aplicaciones en https://asimtria.org/transpiksel/?p=51

Este taller virtual va dirigido para las todas personas interesadas en introducirse en el paisaje sonoro y poner en práctica su escucha atenta a través dispositivos móviles, la web y en tiempo real. Entendemos que el paisaje sonoro tiene una relación transversal con los seres vivos, las máquinas y el sistema. Por ello, en esta oportunidad, nuestro objetivo es reconocer al paisaje sonoro que nos rodea desde nuestras casas, nuestras ventanas y cómo nos relacionamos con éste. Tendremos sesiones de escucha, exploraremos técnicas de registro del paisaje sonoro, sus tipologías y el cómo contar una historia con este elemento del lenguaje radiofónico, desde las experiencias de lxs participantes. Esta experiencia colectiva brindará herramientas para que sus participantes puedan retratar la sonoridad de sus lugares. Creando una memoria colectiva digital sonora ad portas del Bicentenario. Finalmente, el resultado del taller serán las producciones de estas piezas sonoras con una duración no mayor de 10’ cada una de ellas.

Miércoles 24 Febrero 09h [MX] | 10h [PE] | 16h [Es/No] HTML SAMIZDAT | Agnès Pe [ES] 1 sesión | 10 participantes | Virtual Más información y aplicaciones en https://asimtria.org/transpiksel/?p=352

El término samizdat fue acuñado como un juego de palabras creado por el poeta ruso Nikolai Glazkov en la década de 1940, que mecanografiaba copias de sus poemas indicando en su primera página самсебяизда́т (samsebiaizdat, “auto-editorial”). HTML SAMIZDAT es una propuesta de creación web directamente desde el navegador, colectiva, abierta y visible al instante. A partir de la web como soporte y lienzo, se propone la realización de una página conjunta, un samizdat, a través de la apropiación del código html y de objetos multimedia. Para ello, trabajaremos a partir de la herramienta Hotglue, desarrollada por Gottfried Haider y Danja Vasiliev, y worm.org.

Solo necesitas un ordenador con Firefox instalado. No es necesario tener conocimientos de programación ni de código.

TransPiksel ha sido posible gracias a la colaboración de:


Piksel KidZ – MICROmacro, a Do IT With Others Bio-ART workshop

Piksel KidZ – MICROmacro, a Do IT With Others Bio-ART workshop

9th-13h November – 10-13h | 16-19h
Gratis verksted for barn/unge i alderen 8-18 år for påmelding: piksel20(at)piksel(dot)no

MICROmacro, a Do IT With Others Bio-ART workshop

The microscope is a crucial instrument in biology, since microscopy was invented that has made it possible for human eyes to take a look at the micro world and its complexity.

MICROmacro invites kids to an active and participative experience that merges art, electronics and nature. Using our imagination and creativity and learning about electronics, lens, robotics and hacking, we will construct our own low tech interfaces that will help us to approach and explore the microscopic scale .

In this workshop kids will assemble DIY microscopes reusing laser lenses extracted from laser pointers, DVD, CD-roms, led lights and cardboard. This DIY microscope achieves up to 40 times magnification through a mobile phone camera, enough to explore the micro world around us.

Once the microscope is buit, we will focus in the discovering of surrounding life forms (cells, bacteria, protozoos, fungi, virus), structures, forms, textures. The model is open source and inexpensive facilitating to make scientific experimentation by kids at home.

Duration: 5 day – 3 hours/day
Age: 10-18 years old.
Exhibition: Bergen City

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 is supported by the Norwegian Cultural Fund and Vestland Fylkeskommune.


Worship – Dinner Performance by Hackteria /BadLAB, QWAS.

Worship – Dinner Perf. (CH, KA, NO) Hackteria / BadLAB, Maya Minder, Zurich (CH). QWAS artists: Dana Iskakova and Takhir Yakhyarov, Almaty (KA), Renate Synnes Handal and Julie Silset, Bergen (NO).

Venues:
Piksel Cyber Salon https://keplersgardens.net/scenes/X89eaxV)
Ars Electronica Channel 3 https://youtu.be/2xvFPR3jdoM

Friday 11.9., 17:00 – 18:30
Worship – Dinner Performance

HackteriaLab & QWAS | Migrating Dialogue
The Performance is based on an exchange of food, gesture, rhythm and sensuality threw online meeting tool like zoom, jitsi, skype, etc. It is a tangible stretch towards how sensuality is perceived in the digital realm threw media.

Worship is a dinner performance created by Maya Minder in collaboration with Almaty based artists Dana Iskakova and Takhir Yakyharov. The Performance is based on an exchange of food, gesture, rhythm and sensuality threw online meeting tool like zoom, jitsi, skype, etc. It is a tangible stretch towards how sensuality is perceived in the digital realm threw media. Elements of #asrm (autonomous sensory meridian response) the tickling sounds of whisper or crumbling paper, walking on snow or stroking hair combined with the elements of new media trend of #mukbang (Korean word for food space) the eating in front of audience recorded with detailed sounds, is probed and performed during an mutual dinner happening. The audience is invited to partake or just to relaxe and concentrate on chatter and talk during the food. People are served with umami rich food, so to give a physical layer of sensual perception emphasized threw food and audio-visual experience.


Live coding Algorave performance Antonio Roberts, Alex McLean.

Live coding Algorave performance Antonio Roberts, Alex McLean.

Sunday 13.9., 17:00 – 17:40
Live coding Algorave performance by Antonio Roberts, Alex McLean.

Venues:
Piksel Cyber Salon https://keplersgardens.net/scenes/X89eaxV)
Youtube Piksel Produksjoner Channel https://youtu.be/2xvFPR3jdoM

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 Program

Piksel Fest Spill Program

All activities will take place at Studio 207 and Piksel Cyber Salon.

22nd of May – 19:00 COPY PASTE Exhibition Opening.

24th of May – 13:00 Curator’s tour. Antonio Roberts.

Every Sunday the Curator’s tour at 13:00 Antonio Roberts will guide us through each work of the exhibition, at the Studio 207 and at Piksel Cyber Salon.

29th of May – 23:00 – 24:00 Live coding Algorave performance Antonio Roberts, Alex McLean.

6th of June – 18:00 Lecture: Authors of the Future (BE). Re-imagining Copyleft. Constant(BE).

An online presentation of Authors of the Future, with a focus on the Cinemas Sauvage license. This license shows the pitfalls and fun (im)possibility of coming to an agreement with a bunch of anarchist people who do not want to agree on a rule.

7th of June – 16:00 – 18:00 Workshop: Duncan Poulton working process.

Duncan Poulton is a London-based artist working in an expanded form of collage, spanning digital video and image assemblage. To attend In Real Life (IRL) or online: send us an email to piksel20(at)piksel(dot)no

11th of June – 21:00- 22:00 Worship – Dinner Performance Hackteria & BadLab & QWAS.

The Performance is based on an exchange of food, gesture, rhythm and sensuality threw online meeting tool like zoom, jitsi, skype, etc. It is a tangible stretch towards how sensuality is perceived in the digital realm threw media.

13th of June – 11:00-17:00h Workshop DIY or die – Plant Printing
Hackteria & BadLab & Kiyoshi Yamamoto.

To attend In Real Life (IRL) (5 people only) and online: send us an email to piksel20(at)piksel(dot)no
DIY or DIE Is an transdisciplinary workshop on the topic of coloring fabrics with wild herbs. The toxic impact of the textile industry is the starting point of this workshop. Together we will learn the old technique of dyeing with natural dyes that we find in our neighborhood. The

21st of June – 18:00 – 22:00 COPY PASTE Exhibition Finissage

The venues

Piksel Cyber Salon (https://hubs.mozilla)
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.


Hackteria & Bad Lab

Hackteria / BadLAB
with the collaboration of Kiyoshi Yamamoto.

Engineering is also affecting to molecular biology, posing new ethical challenges that artists investigate through DIY bioart methods. International DIY bio networks and communities encourage the collaboration of scientists, hackers and artists to combine their expertise. Piksel is inviting the main artistic DIY bionetworks worldwide, to establish a collaborative interaction with local artists. Piksel Fest Spill invites the audience for interesting interactions through a DIY or die – Plant Printing Workshop and the Worship – Dinner Performance.

11th of June Worship – Dinner Performance
HackteriaLab & QWAS | Migrating Dialogue
The Performance is based on an exchange of food, gesture, rhythm and sensuality threw online meeting tool like zoom, jitsi, skype, etc. It is a tangible stretch towards how sensuality is perceived in the digital realm threw media.

Worship is a dinner performance created by Maya Minder in collaboration with Almaty based artists Dana Iskakova and Takhir Yakyharov. The Performance is based on an exchange of food, gesture, rhythm and sensuality threw online meeting tool like zoom, jitsi, skype, etc. It is a tangible stretch towards how sensuality is perceived in the digital realm threw media. Elements of #asrm (autonomous sensory meridian response) the tickling sounds of whisper or crumbling paper, walking on snow or stroking hair combined with the elements of new media trend of #mukbang (Korean word for food space) the eating in front of audience recorded with detailed sounds, is probed and performed during an mutual dinner happening. The audience is invited to partake or just to relaxe and concentrate on chatter and talk during the food. People are served with umami rich food, so to give a physical layer of sensual perception emphasized threw food and audio-visual experience.

13th of June Workshop DIY or die – Plant Printing
HackteriaLab & BadLab & Kiyoshi Yamamoto.
You can attend physically at Studio 207 in Bergen or online. Inscription is necessary. We will send you the instructions on equipment and materials you need to follow it online and how to join us.
To attend please send us an email to: info(at)piksel(dot)no
At the Studio only 5 persons.

DIY or DIE Is an transdisciplinary workshop on the topic of coloring fabrics with wild herbs. The toxic impact of the textile industry is the starting point of this workshop. Together we will learn the old technique of dyeing with natural dyes that we find in our neighborhood. The Workshop will be held mutually in Bergen, NW and Zurich, CH under the guidance of a local assistant and threw a virtual meeting with the BadLab project based in Zurich and working at the Theater house Gessneralle during the Naked Transition Project. We will dye fabrics of silk and cotton ourselves, go foraging for wild herbs and work with poisonous substances in small quantities – poisonousness is always a question of dose (Paracelsus) – investigating the toxic side effects of the textile industry.

This workshop is a lot about the playful approach of learning and unlearning, we will follow the art of dyeing by means of DIYbio methods and old knowledge about plant dye and natural coloring. We use plants to dye fabrics and create unpredictable design and patterns. In the framework of the theme of the exhibition „naked transition the aspect of empowerment by DIY and community based work is celebrated threw the moment of liberation – Just do it and Do it with Others. Embroidery hoops stand as a symbol of the time we save, which we take as free time by growing beyond the collective stick tradition of manual work, no longer embroidering the fabric with rules and slogans, but use nature itself, its signs leaves to create traces of stories.

Participants: Paloma Ayala, Lisa Biedlingmaier, Lucile Haute, Anne-Laure Franchette, Corinna Mattner, Maya Minder, Les Plants Sorcière.

Hackteria is a global network active since 2009 of people practicing DIY (do-it-yourself) and DIWO (do-it-with-others) biology, with a focus on art, design and interdisciplinary cooperation. Its goal is to allow artists, scientists, cooks, farmers, philosophers and hackers to collaborate and test various biohacking and bioart techniques, outside conventional settings such as academic laboratories and art institutions. http://hackteria.org

BAD LAB project is a collective laboratory of interdisciplinary ideas and practices around plants. BAD LAB deals with the politics of the invisible, plant migration, the resurgence of oppressed and marginalized feminine knowledge, the creation of solidarious ways in which to narrate space that include rural, indigenous beings, and biota, digging up lost and old recipes around healing and culinary, healthcare and colloquial practices.

QWAS – Migrating Dialogue
The project QWAS – Migrating Dialogue is a transcultural collaboration between the Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK) and the Eurasian Cultural Alliance (ECA) in Almaty, Kazakhstan.The project was launched in 2017 and has so far encompassed two student exchange programmes (for which participants travelled from Zurich to Almaty by train) and two e-learning seminars; with exhibitions taking place simultaneously in both cities.

QWAS was created by Rada Leu and Peter Tränkle. The project is kindly supported by the framework of the International Hub Arts for Change – Arts and Design in Social Processes of ZHdK. https://www.qwas.ch/

Participating artists from HackteriaLab 2020 in Bergen:

Maya Minder (CH/KR) *1983
Artist, Fermentista and Organizer. Lives and works in Zurich. Several exhibitions in local and global spheres. Pro Helvetia, Werkbeitrag 2018, nominated for the KADIST AWARD 2017, Part of the Klöntal Triennale 2017. Several grants and support from Migros Kulturprozent, Pro Helvetia and Gerbert Rüf Stiftung for projects she co-curated. She studied art history at the University of Zurich and helds a MA Fine Arts Degree from the Zurich University of Arts.
Founder of Gasthaus: Fermentation & Bacteria
Active member of the Hackteria – Open Source Biological Art Network https://www.hackteria.org/
Member of Gesellschaft für Mikrobiomik.org https://mikrobiomik.org

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


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