12-15 OCTOBER 2006

70 participants from 20 countries gather in Bergen for 4 days of exchanging art, code and ideas based on practical implementations of free culture. Piksel is an annual event for artists and developers working with free and open source audiovisual software.

Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK) presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free and open source software.

The theme of Piksel06 – ‘hardware politics’ – brings in open hardware as a new focus area of vital importance in the fight for freedom of information and independent artistic expression in the digital domain.


WORKSHOPS @ Teknikerkroen —

Go Forth! – build your own cheap synth from scratch
LiveCoding using Fluxus
CircuitBending audio toys
Chaos Micromedias project
Howto build suneaters (solar-panel bots)

SEMINAR @ Cinemateket, USF —

Two days of seminar, discussion and highly practical interrogation of
expanded software and the impact of the executable on necessarily open
hardware as a political act.

EXHIBITION @ Hordaland Kunstsenter —

HARDDISKO, ShockBot, Very Slow Scan TV, OverheadBots, MyArtpiece, Magnetic
Identity Liberation Front, Drawing by numbers, Association of experimental
electronics, The ball in the hole, project289, Frida V

LIVE PERFORMANCES @ Teknikerkroen & Cinemateket, USF —

Whitehouse, NANOFAMAS, Laase Marhaug, Daniel Skoglund, 5VOLTCORE, EMI Project, Audun Eriksen, elpueblodechina & d.R.e.G.S., Slick Lister, Dave Griffiths, Marloes de Valk, Aymeric Mansoux, Tom Schouten, bL0bJ0b, Malte Steiner, RAM microsystems, Chun Lee, Gisle Frøysland, Cooking Pure Data

PRESENTATIONS @ Teknikerkroen & Cinemateket, USF —

PulseCode, Open Movie Editor, FLOSS Manuals, Electric Sheep, GEGL & babl,
DesireData,  NamShub ,  Emulating Early Video Synthesizers with Pure Data,
KeyWorx/live, The PureData Documentation Project, Mirra, Pure:Dyne, MakeArt,
Really Free Movie Exhibition, Cinema Solubile