15-18 NOVEMBER 2007

The piksel07 schedule is now available as a printable pdf here:


Piksel07 is an international event for artists and developers working with open source audiovisual software, hardware & art. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, from 15 th to 18 th of November, by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK) 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 an Open Source Softwares & art.

The development, and therefore use, of digital technology today is mainly controlled by multinational corporations. Despite the prospects of technology expanding the means of artistic expression, the commercial demands of the software industries severely limit them instead. Piksel is focusing on the 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.

This years event – Piksel07 – continues the exploration of free/libre and open source audiovisual code and it’s myriad of expressions, and also investigates further the open hardware theme introduced at Piksel06.

The theme of Piksel07 – Hello hackability! – celebrates hackability as an essential feature which allows for new artistic possibilities in the use of open formats, free software and DIY hardware as creative platforms.

Piksel07 is done in collaboration with Gallery 3,14 which will host this years exhibition. Piksel is organised by BEK and a community of core participants including members of collectives,, ap/xxxxx,,, and others.

WORKSHOPS @ Teknikerkroen

CATkit – build your own 1-bit synth from scratch

Building tangible interfaces with reacTIVision

Open video editing

Transmitting Object Behaviors

Arduino + PureData = VJ !

EXHIBITIONS @ Galleri 3,14, Lydgalleriet & USF

Tim Vets (BE), Erki De Vries (BE), Ralph Kistler (DE/ES), Olle Corneer (SE),

Martin Lubcke (SE), Christian Horgren (SE), Gregory Shakar (US), Paul Magee

(UK), Daniel Palacios Jimenez (BR/ES), Emanuel Andel (AT), Dominique Leroy

(FR), Julien Ottavi (FR), Christian Guetzer (AT), Andrew Bucksbarg (US),

Jean-Pierre Gauthier (CA), Casperelectronics (US), Gijs Gieskes (NL), Audun

Eriksen (NO)


xxxxx_at_piksel:/2007/ speculative 12 hour life coding event (organising hardware and software) Jessica Rylan (US), Roman Kirschner (AT/DE), Otto Roessler (AT/DE), Jonathan Kemp (UK), Martin Howse (UK/DE), Yunchul Kim (KR/DE), Olaf Val (DE), Nancy Mauro-Flude (NL), Eva Verhoeven (NL), Ludic Society (AT), Paolo Cirio (IT),

Stewart Home (UK), Alejandra Perez Nunez (ES), Bjorn Magnhildoen (NO)

PRESENTATIONS @ Teknikerkroen & StudioUSF

reacTIVision, CREATE USB Interface, dIY noise masks and toys, Circuit Bending,

ASNakedGene, xinf (is not flash), PortAudio, Time line OSC sequencer,

PDVjTools, JackBytes,, Distributed Revision Control with GIT, GISS +

Theora Streaming Studio, beTV, David Cuartielles , /etc/groups,

FLOSS+Art/people.makeart, PD VjTools , Kaos a.k.a. Rosencrantz and

Guildenstern in Hell

LIVE PERFORMANCES @ Teknikerkroen & StudioUSF

Lasse Marhaug (NO), Georg Holzmann (AT), Jan Carleklev (SE), Yves Degoyon

(FR/ES), Alejandra Perez Nunez (CL/ES), Malte Steiner (DE), Zosen (AR/ES),

Gisle Fr0ysland (NO), Aymeric Mansoux (FR), Marloes de valk (NL), Tom

Schouten (BE), Claude Heiland-Allen (UK), Loud Objects (US), Mikmo (DK),

casperelectronics (US), Gijs Gieskes (NL), Yes Robot (ES), A tie is a noose

(NO), Kentaro Fukutchi (JP)