18 - 21 NOVEMBER 2010

The 8th annual Piksel festival for Electronic Art and Technological Freedom

The 8th edition of Piksel celebrates the unstable as a source of creativity, revolt and development. At the edge of a new decennium, 100 years after futurism and dada permanently changed the artworld, we are again at a point in
time where instability grows and anything can happen. The festival theme, (Un)stable, points to the temporarily placed and unsteady constructions, mobile spaces, code in constant development,  a globally charged political climate and how these factors are changing the production of art today.

Gijs Gieskes (NL), Øyvind Mellbye (NO), Signe Lidén (NO), Michal Kindernay (CZ),Korinna Lindinger (AT), Martinka Bobrikova (SK), Oscar de Carmen (ES), Victor Mazon (ES), Ben Dembroski (GB), Ben Woodeson (GB),Emanuel Andel (AT),
Christian Gũtzer (AT), Jorge Luis Crowe (AR), Richard Schwarz (AT), Malte Steiner (DE), Luca Carrubba (ES), Anis Haron (MY)


Psychedelic D.i.Y. Toilet Roll Goggles, Arduino Synthesizers, CHEAP, FAT + OPEN, Functional live coding, Hack your own radio, NoiZe bouyZ: Workshop and Guerilla Installation, Mouse and keyboard hack, Spectral Analysis and Processing in Pure Data

LIVE ART @ StudioUSF, Entrèe &Galleri 3,14

ALejandra Perez (CL), Shu Lea Cheang (FR), Ryan Jordan (UK), Geraldine McEwan (UK), Eleonora Oreggia (IT), Andy Bolus (FR), Miho (JP), Jorge Luis Crowe (AR), Brendan Howell (DE), Jonathan Kemp (UK), Alex McLean (UK), Dave Griffiths
(UK), Claude Heiland-Allen (UK), Cristiano Rosa (BR), Alexandre Torres Porres (BR), Julien Ottavi (FR), Luca Carrubba (ES), Oscar Martin Correa (ES), Joachim Montessuis (FR), Alexandre Quessy (CA), Tristan Matthews (CA), Alo Allik (EE), Martin Howse (UK), Anthony Iles (UK), Signe Lidén (NO), Michal Kindernay (CZ), Audun Eriksen (NO), Arnfinn Killingtveit (NO), d.R.e.G.S (ES)


RDEX, Cartografia Sonora Antartica, Reflecting about ArTe, Golden Shield Music – Sonification of IT censorship technologies, How to build a Capitalistic Robot, Scenic: Telepresence software for live performances and installations, The White People, Scratch, Naked on Pluto

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Piksel10 is supported by The Norwegian Art Council, Bergen Municipality, Hordaland County Council, PNEK, OCA, UD – Music from the south, BEK, Bergen Kunsthall/Landmark, The Norwegian embassy in Belgium and the Austrian embassy
in Norway.


Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with free and open technologies in artistic practice. 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 & art.