Piksel Pulse

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.

Exhibition: Copy / Paste

Exhibition: Copy / Paste
Piksel Fest Spill
22nd May – 21st June

The exhibition features works by Peter Sunde (FI), Eric Schrijver (NL), Constant (BE), Lorna Mills (CA), Carol Breen (IR), Duncan Poulton (UK), LoVid (US)

22nd May – 21th June
Opening hours (Monday closed): 14:00 – 18:00
Weekends: 13:00 – 18:00

At Studio 207:

  • Carol Breen (IR) – Still Stillness
  • Constant (BE) – Authors of the Future
  • Lorna Mills (CA) – Ethereal Imperial
  • Duncan Poulton (UK) – Pile (Circles), Adventures of the Black Square (Workstations), e-hoarder (Xerox), e-hoarder (The Fast & the Furious), e-hoarder (III)
  • Eric Schrijver (NL) – Copy This Book
  • Peter Sunde (FI) – Kopimashin

At Piksel Cyber Salon:

  • Carol Breen (IR) Still Stillness
  • Matthew Plummer-Fernandez + Julien Deswaef Shiv Integer
  • LoVid (US) Young Antiquities
  • Duncan Poulton (UK) – Pile (Circles), Adventures of the Black Square (Workstations)

If you are an artist, then you have no doubt copied the work of others. This copying can range from using pages from a magazine in collage, adopting the style of an artist, or simply being inspired by the work of an artist. This natural process of copying, taught to us at every stage of our artistic development, is burdened by a very complex and messy set of laws and social conventions which define and limit how we can use copying within our practices. These don’t take into account exceptions or nuances, and come from a historical world where artworks were scarce physical objects, and don’t translate well into a world where culture is abundant and can be accessed and copied at will.

Being an artist who copies is to be an artist working in this murky grey area of right and wrong.

For those artists, I have curated Copy Paste. This exhibition features the work of nine artists and art collectives who all incorporate copying as a core aspect of their work. Taking the form of a physical exhibition at Piksel in Norway, an online exhibition, and an event and lecture series, the exhibition aims to show that copying is natural.

The works of Duncan Poulton and Lorna Mills exemplify the creative potential of diving into long forgotten archives to uncover obscure works that can be presented in new contexts to give them new meaning. These archives include works housed in libraries and universities, but also forgotten media from long-abandoned websites and broadcast media.

Carol Breen’s practice takes a more inward-facing approach to copying which sees Breen copy, edit, remix, rework and re-edit her work ad nauseam using a variety of methods to reiterate her work.

Peter Sunde’s Kopimashin takes the argument that copying is harmful and turns it on its head, creating an automated machine which copies infinitely but produces nothing.

Both Eric Schrijver and Constant take a more critical and educational approach to copying, examining the current conditions under which we copy and theorising on how we can better create licenses which reflect the nuances of creativity.

LoVid and Matthew Plummer-Fernandez and Julien Deswaef both present works that use 3D objects as their material, creating new works from publicly available 3D models, and encouraging the public to creatively rework their own work.

Kolmisoppi, Kopimashin, Peter Sunde (FI) @Studio207

The Kopimashin creates an endless amount of copies of a specific audio track (gnarls barkley’s crazy). The audio track is copied to /dev/null, a unix data pipe for avoiding permanent storage. The Kopimashins lcd display consists of three rows of information, the serial number of the mashin, amount of copies created and the dollar value it represents in losses for the record labels (Downtown Records / Warner Music), currently represented by USD1,25 per copied piece. The goal of the kopimashin is to make the audio track the most copied in the world and by doing so bankrupting the record industry.

Peter Sunde (FI)
I’m Peter. I’m of Finnish and Norwegian heritage, born in 1978. I like to travel and try to keep my home base in Berlin. I work mostly with projects that can change society and I have done so for a couple of years. And I deal a lot with questions regarding immaterial rights. I’ve done a lot of projects around it and the most known project I’ve participated in is probably The Pirate Bay. On spare time I play house/techno music and I enjoy learning new languages and traveling the globe.


Young Antiquities, LoVid (USA) @Piksel Cyber Salon

Young Antiquities, a series of media objects, embraces relationships between time and physical presence, a utopian post-material world and the reality of decomposition. Using an array of 3D capture devices we translated textile sculptures from our Video Taxidermy series into virtual form.

LoVid, the NY based artist duo comprised of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus, LoVid’s work includes immersive installations, sculptural synthesizers, single channel videos, tapestries, stained glass, participatory projects, mobile media cinema, works on paper, and multimedia performance. Collaborating since 2001, LoVid’s work has been exhibited, performed, screened, and presented internationally among others at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, And/Or Gallery, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Real Art Ways, Good Children Gallery, BRIC, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Parrish Museum, Issue Project Room, Mixed Greens Gallery, The Science Gallery Dublin, The Jewish Museum, MoMA, Lampo (Chicago), Tectonics Festival TLV, The Kitchen, Moving Image Art Fair, Daejeon Museum (Korea), Smack Mellon, Netherland Media Art Institute (Netherlands), New Museum (NY), ICA (London), and International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands). LoVid’s projects have received support from organizations including:Wave Hill, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Graham Foundation, UC Santa Barbara, Signal Culture, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, Turbulence.org, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Experimental TV Center, NY State Council of the Arts, and Greenwall Foundation.


Copy This Book, an artist’s guide to copyright, Eric Schrijver (NL) @Studio207

Copy This Book is an artist’s guide to copyright, written for makers. At once practical and critical, the book guides readers through the concepts underlying copyright and how they apply in practice. It does so within one compact, contemporary and readable volume, packed with striking examples and boasting attractive, intuitive design.
Copy This Book provides answers to questions like: How do you obtain copyright? For what work? And for how long? How does copyright traverse mediums? And how do you go about integrating the work of others within your own?
Copy This Book also details the concepts of authorship and original creation that determine today’s legal systems. It provides the conceptual tools to participate in the contemporary debate about intellectual property.

Eric Schrijver (NL)
Eric Schrijver is a Dutch interaction designer, artist and author, born in Amsterdam in 1984.
He now lives in Brussels, and works for the Belgian IT company ACSONE, designing and developing interfaces for clients in the public and private sector. Eric directs a group blog called I like tight pants and mathematics, that aims to motivate designers and artists to get more involved in the world of computer programmers. Next to that, beneficiary of a grant from the Cultural Industries Fund NL, Eric recently published his first book: “Copy This Book”, an artist’s guide to copyright.

Pile (Circles), Adventures of the Black Square (Workstations) @Piksel Cyber Salon

e-hoarder (Xerox), e-hoarder (The Fast & the Furious) and e-hoarder (III) @Studio207

e-hoarder series (2019 – ongoing) Each departing from a different online trope – from ‘dumpster diving’ YouTube videos to detailed 3D scans of mundane household objects – the e-hoarder series is an ongoing sequence of digital collage works exploring modern habits of consumption, storage and waste.

Pile (Circles) (2018) Pile (Circles) is an attempt to categorise and map out the artist’s archive of digital imagery; to treat it as a miniature internet to be searched and defined according to arbitrary terms. By layering all the circular images gathered in a single year in chronological order of their creation, Poulton creates an enormous yet invisible stack which traces his habits and rhythms of accumulation across the online and physical world.

Adventures of the Black Square (Workstations) (2019) The anonymous black square of the computer screen becomes the protagonist of this digital animation, in which hundreds of online images of workstations, offices, storerooms, gaming dens, libraries and internet cafes are cut together to create a quivering black shape in the centre of the frame.

Duncan Poulton (UK)
Duncan Poulton is a London-based artist working in an expanded form of collage, spanning digital video and image assemblage. Itinerant in nature, his work is currently preoccupied with themes of simulation, copying and circulation, acting out an ongoing remediation of our increasingly virtual world. Working exclusively with found content, his digital works evoke a new visual culture of constant juxtaposition, ambivalence towards images and the collapsing down of history and meaning engendered by the internet. With productive misinterpretation, intuition and automatic technique as strategies of choice, he aims to produce a body of discrete works that make sense of our hyperconnected and oversaturated reality, one bit at a time.

Recent exhibitions and screenings include Coventry Biennial 2019; Art Licks Weekend, London; OUTPOST, Norwich; MIT Museum, Massachusetts; The Wallace Collection, London; Eastside Projects, Birmingham Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea; Tate Modern, London; QUAD, Derby; Transmediale, Berlin; Kochi-Muzeris Biennale, India; Flatpack Festival, Birmingham and Athens Digital Arts Festival.


Ethereal Imperial, Lorna Mills (CA) @Studio207

Ethereal Imperial by Lorna Mills

Lorna Mills
Canadian artist, Lorna Mills has actively exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990’s, both in Canada and Internationally. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work. Recent exhibitions include “Abrupt Diplomat” at the Marshal McLuhan Salon at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, for Transmediale, “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “DKRM” at DAM Gallery, Berlin, “Dreamlands” at the Whitney Museum, NY, “Yellowwhirlaway” at the Museum of the Moving Image, NY and “The Great Code” at Transfer Gallery, NY. For the month of March, 2016, her work “Mountain Time/Light was displayed on 45 Jumbo monitors in Times Square, NYC, every night as part of the Midnight Moment program curated by Times Square Arts.

She has also co-curated monthly group GIF projections, with Rea McNamara, for the “Sheroes” performance series in Toronto, a group GIF projection event “When Analog Was Periodical” in Berlin with Anthony Antonellis, and a four person GIF installation, “:::Zip The Bright:::” at Trinity Square Video in Toronto, with Sara Ludy, Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva. Lorna Mills’ most recent curation project, “Ways of Something” is a collaborative remake of the 1972 John Berger documentary “Ways of Seeing” episodes one through four, featuring over 115 networked artists.

Lorna Mills is represented by Transfer Gallery in New York & Los Angeles, Elephant in Montreal and DAM Gallery in Berlin.

Shiv Integer, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez + Julien Deswaef @Piksel Cyber Salon

Shiv Integer is a bot making assemblage art for 3D printers. Rummaging through Thingiverse, the biggest online 3D-Print community and a vast archive of user-made models – full of knick-knacks and engineering parts – the bot picks objects at random to conjoin into sculptures and gives them apt word-salad names such as “disc on top of an e-juice golf.” The process follows a lineage of Dadaist readymade and chance art, but also explores the authorship-inheritance of Creative Commons licensing, as well as performing an archiving of an Internet subculture, taking cross-database snapshots of 3D-Print culture.

The bot ran anonymously with only a vague FAQ explanation. Thingiverse users either love or hate the bot; it’s provoked hundreds of comments ranging from fan poetry to hate mail, and sparked a long debate over if it makes art or spam. User’s binding stake in authorship made them fiercely active, forming a key facet of Shiv Integer, which from the outset was an anagram of Thingiverse.

Matthew Plummer Fernández
British/Colombian artist Matthew Plummer Fernández works across sculpture, print, software, and installation. After receiving an MA from London’s Royal College of Art in 2009, he completed his practice-based doctorate at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2019. Plummer Fernández’s interests in copyleft culture, digital fabrication, and social-computational entanglements interrelate to form a varied body of work that is influenced by the artistic traditions of Generative Art, Critical Design, and Internet Art. Plummer Fernández’s work has been exhibited extensively, and commissioned by institutions including the Victoria & Albert Museum and Somerset House in London, ZKM in Karlruhe, AND Festival in Manchester. His works Digital Natives and Disarming Corruptor are in the collection of Centre Pompidou in Paris, and in 2014 Disarming Corruptor received an award of distinction at Ars Electronica. Plummer Fernández is represented by Nome gallery, Berlin. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Arts, London, and a visiting researcher at Goldsmiths.

Julien Deswaef
Born in Brussels, Julien Deswaef is a software artist, experience designer and interface developer based in Barcelona. Active both in visual arts as well as in free / libre and open source culture, he has the ability to transform ideas into digital realities. He regularly collaborates with artists in the world of entertainment, music and fine arts. His art practice usually questions copyright, authorship and the impact of technology on our society through generative graphics and social media bots. Deswaef’s work has been visible in multiple art and music festivals across Europe such as Pukkelpop in Belgium, Les hivernales in Switzerland, Les Nuits Blanches in France or Kurzfilmfestival Koeln in Germany. Some of his artworks have been featured in collective exhibitions with institutions including Somerset House, LEAP, ESC Medien Kunst Labor, iMAL, Le Manège, Le Vecteur ou Les Brasseurs.


Still Stillness, Carol Breen @Studio207 @Piksel Cyber Salon

still_stillness is a clusterfuck of copies, a collage of digital interfaces and banal mediations the artist gets lost in, as she continously re-makes her own archive of images.

Carol Breen (IR)
Carol Breen is an Irish artist based in the West Midlands, fascinated by the impact digital technology is having on human agency and vision. Through practice I explore the idea of images as ecologies. I return to my own archive of images and re-make them again and again. This allows me to think about the relations between, images, data and the body. I am currently undergoing a PhD Studentship at C-DaRE, The Centre for Dance Research. I have undergone artistic residencies in Norway, Canada and the UK. Worked collaboratively on funded projects with researchers from a range of disciplines and co-designed BA (Hons) student projects with the The Media Archive of Central England, and The British Film Institute as well as poetryfilm.org. Recent exhibitions include Press on and Play in collaboration with Gemma Jones at Vivid Projects, in Birmingham and Rephotography: Coventry Then and Now, at The Herbert Gallery in Coventry.


Authors of the Future, Constant

Copyleft FAL 2019 + 1999: Marjorie Bonnet, Femke Snelting, HPDeskjet 2540 + Harrison. Image available under a Free Art License 1.3. You may copy, distribute and modify them according to the terms of the Free Art License: http://artlibre.org

Conventional intellectual property law binds authors and their hybrid contemporary practices in a framework of assumed ownership and individualism. It conceives creations as original works, making collective, networked practices difficult to fit. Within that legal and ideological framework, Copyleft, Open Content Licenses or Free Culture Licensing introduced a different view of authorship, opening up the possibility for a re-imagining of authorship as a collective, feminist, webbed practice. But over time, some of the initial spark and potentiality of Free Culture licensing has been normalized and its problems and omissions have become increasingly apparent. ‘Authors of the future’ is an ongoing research trajectory in which we start re-imagining copyleft together.

Can we invent licences that are based on collective creative practices, in which cooperation between machine and biological authors, need not be an exception? How could attribution be a form of situated genealogy, rather than accounting for heritage through listing names of contributing individuals? In what way can we limit predatory practices without blocking the generative potential of Free Culture? What would a decolonial and feminist license look like, and in what way could we propose entangled notions of authorship? Or perhaps we should think of very different strategies?

Constant is a non-profit, artist-run organisation based in Brussels since 1997 and active in the fields of art, media and technology.

Constant develops, investigates and experiments. Constant departs from feminisms, copyleft, Free/Libre + Open Source Software. Constant loves collective digital artistic practices. Constant organises transdisciplinary worksessions. Constant creates installations, publications and exchanges. Constant collaborates with artists, activists, programmers, academics, designers. Constant is active archives, poetic algorithms, body and software, books with an attitude, cqrrelations, counter cartographies, situated publishing, e-traces, extitutional networks, interstitial work, libre graphics, performative protocols, relearning, discursive infrastructures, hackable devices.


About the curator Antonio Roberts
Antonio Roberts is an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK. His practices explore what ownership and authorship mean in an age impacted by digital technology.

His work has been featured at galleries and festivals including databit.me in Arles, France (2012), Glitch Moment/ums at Furtherfield Gallery, London (2013), Loud Tate: Code at Tate Britain (2014), glitChicago at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, US (2014), Permission Taken at Birmingham Open Media and University of Birmingham (2015-2016), Common Property at Jerwood Arts, London (2016), Ways of Something at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017), Green Man Festival, Wales (2017), Barbican, London (2018), and Copy / Paste at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2019).

He has curated exhibitions and projects including GLI.TC/H Birmingham (2011), the Birmingham editions of Bring Your Own Beamer (2012, 2013), µChip 3 (2015), Stealth (2015), No Copyright Infringement Intended (2017). He is part of a-n’s Artist Council, is an Artist Advisor for Jerwood Arts and from 2014 – 2019 he was Curator at Vivid Projects where he produced the Black Hole Club artist development programme.


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

Fri Kunst

FRI KUNST – en feiring av kunstnerisk ytringsfrihet 2.- 8. mars 2020

FRI KUNST er et nettverk av kunstnere, kunst- og kulturinstitusjoner og -organisasjoner.

Vi står sammen for å bidra til at kunstnere og kunstinstitusjoner – i alle land – skal kunne skape og utøve sin kunst fritt, uten trusler og forfølgelse. Dette er en grunnleggende rettighet og forutsetning for et fritt og demokratisk samfunn.

Den kunstneriske friheten er stadig mer utsatt og truet i verden. Vi kan ikke akseptere at kunstnere og kunstinstitusjoner settes under press av politikere som er uenig i budskapet, virkemidlene eller formen på kunsten. Politiske myndigheter skal ikke overstyre uavhengige, kunstfaglige beslutninger.

Vårt mål er:

– å handle aktivt og solidarisk når kunstnere utsettes for sensur, forfølgelse og trakassering,

– å bidra til økt oppmerksomhet og bevissthet i samfunnet om å ivareta den kunstneriske ytringsfriheten,

– å bevare kunstens autonomi – gjennom forsvar av «armlengdes avstand»-prinsippet i kunst- og kulturforvaltningen.


PIKSEL e/co,li:b-re.bel PIKSEL VENUES PROGRAM AV Concerts Exhibition PikselSavers Talks Workshops Projects PROGRAM

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Thursday 21st Nov

16:00 – 18:00 AV performance – Piksel Music Pavilion

18:00 – 20:00Installation and Piksel DJ’s – Piksel Hut // Utestuen i Skostredet

20:00 – 24:00Exhibition Opening – S59 + Piksel Studio 207

Friday 22nd Nov

11:00 – 17:00 – Exhibition – S59 and Piksel Studio 207

11:00 – 13:00 – Workshop EXCERPT video manipulation software Gregoire Rousseau, Piksel Studio 207

11:00 – 13:00- Workshop Environmental / Biological sensing using Arduino and other open source approaches, Cy Keener, Piksel Studio 207

15:00 – 17:00 – Workshop Sounding Feet by Instituto Stocos: Pablo Palacio, Daniel Bisig, Muriel Romero, Piksel Studio 207

15:00 – 17:00 – Installation and Piksel DJ’s + Special guest – Piksel Hut // Utestuen i Skostredet

16:00 – 17:00 – Lecture Post-news journalism: Art meets journalism talk, Hossein Derakhshan, Bergen Public Library

19:00 – 21:00 – Installation and Piksel DJ’s – Piksel Hut // Utestuen i Skostredet

21:00 – 03:00 – AV Performances – Østre
Invisible Ecologies, Gabriela Munguía (MX)
Jana Jan vs. čirnŭ (NO/ES)
ALOES: The Road, Alex van Giersbergen, Marloes van Son (NL/FI)
Juan Antonio Nieto (ES)
Limit of the Off-limit, Nnja Riot, Lisa McKendrick (UK/NZ)

Saturday 23rd Nov

11:00 – 17:00 – Exhibition – S59 and Piksel Studio 207

11:00 – 13:00 – Workshop Invisible Ecologies Lab: wind instruments, Gabriela Munguía (MX), Piksel Studio 207

11:00 – 13:00 – Workshop Mapping Smart Futures, Andreas Zingerle, Davide Bevilacqua, Linda Kronman, Piksel Studio 207

15:00 – 17:00Installation and Piksel DJ’s + Special guest – Piksel Hut // Utestuen i Skostredet

19:00 – 21:00 Installation and Piksel DJ’s – Piksel Hut // Utestuen i Skostredet

21:00 to 03:00 – AV Performances – Østre
OECUMENE, Pablo Palacios, Muriel Romero, Daniel Bisig (ES) Crystal Moss Core Force, Noish (ES)
Jukka Hautamäki (FI)
Transduction, Matt Spendlove (UK)
Agnes Pe (ES) + Aleksandar Bradic (US)

Piksel is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, Hordaland Kommune, Community of Madrid, Austrian Embassy, Acción Cultural Española, Inaem, Pro Helvetia and BEK.

Piksel Pavilion – Opening Night! PIKSEL19 – e/co,li:bre

PIKSEL19 – e/co,li:bre
The 17th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies
is eager to invite the inhabitants and visitors of Bergen to partake when the festival opens on the 21st of November.

From 16:00 to 18:00 the music pavilion in Bergen will be known as the Piksel Pavilion, flooding the entire city center in light and sound. Always updated on the latest and greatest in electronics, the pavilion will play host to the music of Agnes Pe along with the stunning visuals of Aleksandar Brandic, two Piksel artists doing high impact performances guaranteed to make you want to explore the entire Piksel Festival program this year. 

Once the showcase is over, at 20:00 hours, we invite you to join us at the Exhibition Opening Night at Piksel Studio 207, located at Strandgaten 207 and 208, just a comfortable walk away from the Piksel Pavilion. This is where more than 40 international artists will be showcasing their installations, videos and Pikselsavers.

Satiate your need to move with friday and saturday night concerts at Østre. Interactive dance, electronic performances, opti-sonic intervention, extreme computer music, noise and psychoacoustic effects await you from 21:00 to 24:00. A DJ, still yet to be confirmed, will be keeping the dancefloor warm and cosy until the end of the night.

Friday afternoon, Hossein Derakhshan will be giving a lecture about how the challenge for journalism in the years to come is to reinvent itself around something other than news, whilst resisting the seduction of propaganda and entertainment. Hossein Derakhshan is currently a research associate at the MIT Media Lab. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, MIT Technology Review, Wired, Libération, Die Zeit, and Corriere Della Sera.

The workshop program will be running from Thursday to Saturday at Piksel Studio207, and on Saturday morning Piksel artists will be presenting their projects at Østre.

List of artists:
Noish (ES), Sandra and Gaspard Bébié-Valérian (FR), Aad Björkro (SE), Aleksandar Bradic (US), Gabin Cortez Chance (US), Osvaldo Cibils (UR), Cached Collective (FR/PT), Hossein Derakhshan (CA), Iodine Dynamics (FR), Adam Fish , Sarah Friend (DE) , Susi Disorder(ES), Jukka Hautamäki (FI), Cy Edgar Keener (USA), Søren Krag (FI), Marc Lee (SW), Zack Lee (US), Justin Lincoln (US), Oscar Martin (ES), Michael Mastrototaro (AT), Nick Montfort (US), Gabriela Munguía (AR), Martin Nadal (ES), Juan Antonio Nieto (ES), Pablo Palacio (ES), Ivan Andre Paulsen (NO), Jana Jan (ES), Agnes Pe (ES), Alexandre Torres Porres (BR), Tivon Rice, Ninja Riot (UK/NZ), Gregoire Rousseau (FR), Gabriel Caniglia (US), Ozge Samanci (US), Matt Spendlove (UK), Jeff Thompson (US), Garen Jerire Torikian (US), Alex van Giersbergen (FI), Andreas Zingerle (AT), Arkadiy Kukarkin , Muriel Romero (ES), Marloes van Son (FI), Davide Bevilacqua (IT), Linda Kronman (FI)

Piksel19 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, Hordaland County, Community of Madrid, Austrian Embassy, Acción Cultural Española, Inaem, Pro Helvetia and BEK.

DELTA Piksel presents IULY.B (RO)

Friday 11. october 22:00 – 03:00
Østre – Østre Skostredet 3
CC: NOK 150
18 yrs

22:00 DJ Error (experimental floor)
23:00 Kaptein Kaliber (experimental floor)
23:30 Iuly.B (main floor)
24:00 Pop-up food with Michelle Zhao
00:30 DJ Error & Anders G (experimental floor)

MAIN FLOOR – 23:30 – 03.00


IULY.B (RO) (Joule, Subtil, RORA, Visionquest, Mulen, Fuse rec.)

One of the fastest rising Romanian young talents, Iuly.B (Iulian Bivolaru) resides in Iași, a major city in the North-Eastern part of the country. He is all about discovering and reinventing himself through music. He is self-taught and hard working in order to achieve the per fect matching sounds, leaving behind his own legacy. With the continuous flow of releasing an i deal amount of tracks, showing dedication and passion for what he does, along with playing in different i mportant venues across Europe, South America and Australia, in the recent years, he managed to make a name for himself.

Iuly.Bs records fly off the shelves as soon as they go on sale. We’re talking about a comprehensive discography, having credits on more than a dozen EPs in the last years, for renowned labels such as Rora, Visionquest, Mulen, Subtil or Fuse London. At Dubla Parties, he also plays on a regular basis in the opening for important names in the industry, such as Christopher Ledger, Ion Ludwig, Alci, Julian Perez, Priku, Cezar, Prâslea, SIT and together with many more.

Deep, hypnotic energies are forged into merciless basslines, born out of his own imagination and keener sense of space.




220hex / Gisle Frøysland has for over a decade been one of the key figures of the Norwegian electronic arts scene. 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 been the receiver of grants and has held numerous exhibitions, many of them in Norway but also abroad. His work has been presented at several international festivals like Electrohype, Dissonanze, Transmediale, Borealis, Ultima, MakeArt, Pixelache, Mal au Pixel and Electropixel. His past collaborators include KKNull, VuNhatTan, John Hegre, Lasse Marhaug, BAKtruppen and Motherboard.




The eclectic duo John Hegre og David Aasheim have decades of musical experience from different projects in the experimental/noise electronica scene. Tonight their bring they will bring their hard-gear and deliver a rare live performance.


DJ Error alias Rolf Skøien har been a part of the Bergen underground scene since the start. DJ Error is known for arranging underground parties and playing long sets with a unique repertoire that is hard to describe in words.

Anders G is one of the founders of the Bergen’s techno scene. He has fit into all the facets of the scene, standing behind the stage as DJ and light artist, and in front of the stage as part of the audience. As a previous club organizer, he has managed club events, techno and rave parties, and incorporated VJ artists, performance art projects and installationst. Anders G has a distinct sound that may consist of everything from industrial ambience, intergalactic space funk and pure muzak.


PIKSELSAVERS – screensavers that makes a difference!
PikselSavers is a screening programme of short videos and software art based on the screensaver format – short audiovisual (non)narratives made for endless looping. The programme is curated by the Piksel Festival.

– Political Campaigns – Battle of Opinion on Social Media, Marc Lee
– 2×6, Nick Montfort
– El arte de las perillas (the art of knobs), Osvaldo Cibils
– I will be waiting (2017), Dimitrios Gkikas (Alemania/Grecia)

– Copyright Atrophy, Antonio Roberts
– Anarchotopia, Karen Eliot
– Go Rando, Benjamin Grosser
– Reconquista series, Paola Torres (Perú/Suecia)

#Anti-corruption-code-my-circumstances, Gisle Frøysland
#Anti-corruption-code-my-circumstances is an autonomous algorithm that reads from the anti-corruption best practices manual for companies named “Anti-corruption: Ethics and compliances hand book for business” widely distributed on the internet and highly recommended by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the World Bank.
The reader software gradually corrupts the text randomly picking sentences with the word “anti” until the word “anti” is the only word left.
Idea, concept and development by Gisle Frøysland with the ideological inspiration of Maite Cajaraville.



FOOD – Michelle Zhao
Michelle Zhao is the owner and creator of the Instagram account @nosweetsour, which features delicious, authentic Chinese dishes and recipes. Her motivations are simple: to discover, and recreate proper Chinese food from around her country and in particular from her region of Yunnan.


PIKSEL19 – Open Call for Projects

The 17th edition of the Piksel Festival takes place November 21-23 2019.

Open call for projects: https://piksel.org

Do your own radio! ∏-box: streaming and local FM radio broadcasting with a raspberry pi by ∏-Node (FR)

15th – 16th of June Workshop @Piksel Studio 207 from 10:30 – 17:00

To sign up for this workshop write an email to piksel19(at)piksel(dot)no

The workshop aims to build a ∏box and to experiment on it : a ∏Box is a modular system of radio/streaming broadcast, composed of multiples inputs and outputs. The ∏box aims to provide a multi-functional and easy-to-use micro-FM streaming station. It has been developed within the collective ∏-node.org. The system is open source, and based on open source software / open hardware.

∏Box is based on a Micro-FM way of practising and appropriating radio, which has been introduced in the 80th by the Japanese artist and researcher Tetsuo Kogawa (1). In comparison to the traditional radio broadcasting, this micro-radio transmits FM waves on a tiny perimeter, such as a house, a block, or a small zone. Technically, local and “narrowcasting” radio is also much more easy to set up! Combining an ultra local transmission mode with internet (Ethernet, Wifi or 4G), a ∏box leverages the possibilities of transmission. This technic aims to everyone to create a mini FM transmission station aggregated online, with the help of an Icecast server.

This micro FM/streaming radio station can be used in temporary or sustainable situations, from concerts, events, or talks broadcasting, including the audio archives of it, to the transmission of the memory of a neighborhood or the medium of a collective speaking. Thanks to its modular conception, the ∏box can adapt to the needs of everyone, everywhere!

Behind the goal of understanding and appropriating a technic of radio broadcasting, this workshop will also aim to create a social space, to confront to the stakes of the public speaking, to appropriate a media, in an horizontal way, that breaks with the more well known asymmetrical relationship between multiple invisible auditors and one single distant voice on air. Here, the animators of the show and the auditors are the same, and participate to a common shared situation, following Felix Guattari’s thinking on radio (3). The FM-streaming hybridization invites also to imagine artistic forms and actions based on this combination of technologies.

The workshop will start with a demo of the ∏box and a presentation of the technical concepts, to open to a discussion on the possible uses, before to install it from scratch, step by step, on a Raspberry-pi. So everyone is able to build and personalize his tool. An Icecast server will be setup specifically for the workshop, to get the overview of technical chain of transmission.

(1) http://anarchy.translocal.jp/

(2) https://p-node.org/works/pibox/piboxv2

(3) http://www.generation-online.org/p/fpbifo1.htm

∏-node (FR) is a collective, which regroups emblematic figures of the sound art, radio and streaming scenes. The collective was created for the CTM 2014 Radio Lab, and was one of two recipients of the “Ubiquitous Art and Sound” Open Call for works, awarded by Deutschland Radio Kultur/Klangkunst, Goethe‐Institut, ICAS – International Cities for Advanced Sound, ECAS – European Cities for Advanced Sound, and CTM Festival.


Duration: 2 days, 10 hours , 10h30-17h (with a break)

Max 12 participants

Technical needs from Participants (per participant):

REQUIRED (Piksel will provide the materials, if you want to keep it after the workshop, materials costs are 733 NOK, you can also bring your own if you want) :

  • 1 raspberry pi 3B or 3B+ or 2B (it works with Raspberry Pi under 2B but the 3B or 3B+ version are highly recommanded)
  • 1 power plug micro usb (5V, 2A minimum)
  • 1 micro SD card 8Go minimum (sdhc class 10)
  • 1 WiFi USB dongle (or 2 WiFi USB dongles if you have a version of Raspberry Pi < 3B)
  • 1 USB sound card like : https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQDO2j6FA70kvofj2JgQ3F3cNjTLmY8NJHUJuM3k7WfeGmexziu (possible to use a Zoom H4N Pro as soundcard)

EACH PARTICIPANT has to bring :

  • a laptop
  • 1 headphone (mini jack)
  • 1 radio receiver (FM band)
  • sound, music, record files…

If you want to have a MOBILE BROADCASTING PI-BOX for events, then you need to bring also:

  • battery : 12000mAh – USB output : 5V, 2A min
  • smartphone to share internet connection through 4G
  • 1 case for raspberry-pi (optional, a tupperware can do it 😉

If you are already working with sound and/or radio and have SOUND PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT, you can bring in it so we can make experiments and understand how “upgrade” the PI-BOX radio:

  • recorder (tascam, zoom + mini-jack cable) > soundcard class compliant that can replace the tinny usb soundcard
  • microphone (only micros working without phantom power, in shema = mini-jack)

Piksel Fest Spill 2019

Piksel is proud to present a new program “Piksel Fest Spill” during the International Bergen Festival focused in electronic art. In May 2019 an exhibition, a performance and four workshops will take place at the Piksel Studio 207 with several local and international artists plus one late evening event at the at the music pavilion. We invite you to join in all our activities!

Piksel Fest Spill is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, the Wallonie-Bruxelles International and Rumanska Kultur Institutet.


24th of May
Exhibition Opening at the Studio at 19:00 – 23:00
Signal To Noise, curated by Tincuta Heinzel
Exhibition dates: 25th of May – 16h of June (Mondays closed)
Opening hours: 15:00 – 18:00

Fractal Antennae, Seattle (2017)

26th of May
Expirator (reversed vacuum cleaner) by Pierre Berthet (BE)

Pierre Berthet (BE) is musician, composer and sound artist.

27th of May
Touching Sound, a workshop by Pierre Berthet (BE)
from 14:00 – 18:00

30th of May
Piksel Pavilion – AV Performance
Hlöðver Sigurðsson (IS)

Piksel Pavilion 2018

31st of May
Pure Data, Hlöðver Sigurðsson (IS)

2nd of June
Do your own radio! Exhibition parallel activities: workshop (FR)
from 14:00 – 18:00

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!

Workshops Programme:

All workshops are free to attend.
To sign up send an email to: prod(at)piksel(dot)no

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.


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.


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.

DELTA Piksel presenterer Daniel Dreier (DE)

Kollektivet DELTA Piksel snurrer i gang en arrangementsrekke med presentasjon av utenlandske artister innen minimalistisk elektronisk musikk – i kombinasjon med eksperimentell kunst og installasjoner.

Vi har fått med oss litt av et kobbel glitrende artister på første event!

Tidligere fast dj i Berlin på Bar 25, Panorama Bar og Watergate mv. og foregangsfigur innenfor minimal- og mikrohouse, Daniel Dreier, disker opp med et 3,5 timers “hybrid” sett.

line up:
Daniel Dreier(DE)

Kvelden åpner med to live-sett og installasjoner i Lydgalleriet med følgende eminente utøvere:

ADIVAN (Ida Nerbø & Ivan Andre Paulsen) – live sett
Rudi Valdersnes – live sett

DJ Pete the Heat & Anders G.

Gisle Frøysland

CC: 150, –


Arrangementet støttes av Bergen kommune


Daniel Dreier has played an integral role in Berlins techno scene since the early 2000’s.
Since his very first release on Highgrade records Chick ’n Chips which was a huge summer hit 2005 , played by the likes of Luciano and Richie Hawtin. Luciano even featured it on his charts on number 2.
It followed a residency for 5 years at Watergate, Bar25 and in the infamous Panoramabar.
Collaborations with Guido Schneider , Tom Clark and Lee Jones followed on labels such as Bar 25 , Klang Elektronik (sublabel of Playhouse) and Sender Records.
He counts Ricardo Villalobos as a huge influence who he saw play the first time in places such as E-werk and Panoramabar.
Daniel has played all around the world and can adapt and sense what the crowd needs whatever the situation is.


ADVIAN – Ida Nerbø & Ivan Andre Paulsen


Ida plays a dark, hypnotic and trippy mix of acid and techno music. She has been a figure in the techno scene in Norway for a few years, and has performed at raves on boats in the Norwegian fjords, clubs including PLOINK (NO), DOT (NO), and EKKO Festival (NO), as well as holding down a monthly residency at KLUBB BLUBB (NO). Spring of 2017 she made her international debut in Portugal where she performed at the Parva Basement rave (PT). Later she has travelled to Asia for gigs at Social Room/HYPNOTIC (HK), Vervo Club (CHI) and Club Kowloon (HK).

Ida contributes to the techno scene in Norway with various side projects such as publishing the Bergen Techno Fanzine, a printed magazine about techno culture in Norway.

Ida is part of DOT Collective Bergen, which is a team that creates and promotes dance events focusing on unusual techno acts in combination with art and light work.


Ivan has spent most of his time in the dark and murky underground territory of DIY ,noise, contemporary music and impromusic as part of Bergen Impro Bigband, automat.piss.tool and the BIT20 Club. The last few years he has been fucking around with power electronics under the moniker cirnu and lately as one half of the experimental duo ADIVAN with ida nerbø. Unexpect the expected.


Musician producer Dj making leftfield Techno by hardware and selfmade/ found perkusion instruments. Founding member of Ideophone records and contributer to events in the nabourhood. Focusing on gender issues, including events and experimental avantgarde techno music. Has new album releases cuming up as solo artist and in collaboration with musician’s and artists. a diverse musical past including punk rock careers , jazz art music and contemporary music scene organicer it has all been translated in to production of techno. Hypnotic minimal calming and uplifting dark and light rhythms, ambients and melodys.



Anders G is one of the founders of the Bergen’s techno scene. He has fit into all the facets of the scene, standing behind the stage as DJ and light artist, and in front of the stage as part of the audience. As a previous club organiser, he has managed club events, techno and rave parties, and incorporated VJ artists, performance art projects and installations. Tonight he’ll do a set with DJ Peat the Heat, and they’ll give some distinct sound that may consist of everything from industrial ambience, intergalactic space funk and pure muzak.



220hex / Gisle Frøysland has for over a decade been one of the key figures of the Norwegian electronic arts scene. 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 free technologies in artistic practice.
Gisle Frøysland has been the receiver of grants and has held numerous exhibitions, many of them in Norway but also abroad. His work has been presented at several international festivals like Electrohype, Dissonanze, Transmediale, Borealis, Ultima, MakeArt, Pixelache, Mal au Pixel and Electropixel. His past collaborators include KKNull, VuNhatTan, John Hegre, Lasse Marhaug, BAKtruppen and Motherboard.



Event organizer and dj since mid-nineties. Minimal enthusiast.

Piksel Fest Spill. Double exhibition program!

Piksel Studio - Pia MyrvoLD

Piksel presents a double exhibition program in Bergen this spring. Piksel Studio 207 will host the work of the artist Pia MyrvolD, #LightHackSculptures, light sculptural installations made by “cast away” electronics, digital gadgets and found material. Under the umbrella of Bergen Now, Piksel is presenting PikselSavers, a group of selected works which deal with different aspects of our digital realities, social media, game hacks, digital poetry and more, all from Piksel artists at Byarkitekten.

#LightHackSculptures by Pia MYrvolD

at Piksel Studio 207
Official opening
26th of May at 18:00 – 22:00
Exhibition dates: 26th of May – 24th of June
Opening hours: 15:00 18:00.-

Piksel Studio 207
Strandgaten 207

Piksel Studio - Pia MyrvoLD

Pikselsavers @ Byarkitekten

Official opening 25th of May at 19:00 – 21:00
Exhibition dates: 26th of May – 6th of June
Opening hours: 1 2:00 – 1 5:00 inside, 24/7 windows
Commissioned by Bergen Now

Byarkitektens kontor (former Robot Shop)
Domkirkegaten 4
Bergen, Hordaland

About Pia MYrvoLD

MYrvoLD use projectors, over the counter electronics, electronic household gadgets and waste materials to create site specific installations, together with signature cut outs and 3D printed acrylics.
The object of her work is the travel of light using mirrors and perforations, shadows and video projections creating a spatial work that projects on surfaces around. Sometimes with interactive elements, the work is a study of beauty created with chromatic light variations,
as a new kind of projector.
The #LightHackSculptures series was started in Miami in 201 6, and has since been set up in various galleries and museums, including Gallery Lelia Mordoch, Miami, Lelia Mordoch Galerie, Paris, Pixel Blanc, Paris, Marbella Designfair and currently in the Nordic Museum in Seattle, in the group show Nordic Exposure. Being site specific in nature, these installations are an ongoing, evolving series.

About Piksel

Piksel is a network of artists and an annual event 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 free technologies.

Piksel is focusing on the Free/Libre and Open Source movement as a strategy for regaining artistic control of the technology, but also a means to bring attention to the close connections between art, politics, technology and economy.

Piksel Studio 207 is Piksel’s new project in Bergen. A space for experimental media to expose innovative methods for expanding artistic opportunities and new creative tools based on free technologies. Piksel Studio 207 is established in a 130 m2 room where we create an annual program for artists, children and young people, cultural institutions and the general public.

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