Piksel is an annual event for artists and developers working with open
source audiovisual software tools. Part workshop part festival it is
organised in Bergen Norway by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK)
2 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 open source.
Piksel05 will take place in Bergen october 16.000 – 23.000 2005.
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| — Piksel05 – october 16-23. 2005 — call for participation — deadline 15.000 august 2005 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Piksel1 is an annual event for artists and developers working with open source audiovisual software tools. Part workshop part festival it is organised in Bergen Norway by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK) 2 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 open source. Piksel05 will take place in Bergen october 16.000 – 23.000 2005.000 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 the close connections between art politics technology and economy. One of the results of the past Piksel events is the initiation of the Piksel Video Framework for ’interoperability between various free software applications dealing with video manipulation techniques’3. Piksel05 will also feature the release of the Piksel LiveCD4 a Linux distribution containing the software used and developed at Piksel. The package contains a suite of innovative audiovisual and artistic software free video plugins and documentation from the past Piksel events. |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| open CALL for PARTICIPATION The last two Piksel events has focused on live art/audiovisual performance but for Piksel05 the main focus will be an exhibition in collaboration with Hordaland Kunstsenter5. For the exhibition and other parts of the program we are interested in submissions in the following categories: 1.000 Audiovisual installations created and run solely using open source software. The theme for the exhibition will be loosely related to ‘games’ and the gaming experience. 2.000 Live art realised by the use of open source software. 3.000 Innovative artistic tools or software art released under an open licence. Please send documentation material – preferably as a URL to on***line*** documentation with images/video to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline – august 15.000 2004 Use this form for submitting (or go to the online form at http://www.piksel.no/piksel05/subform.html): |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 1.000 2.000 3.000 4.000 5.000 6.000 |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Or send by snailmail to: BEK att: Gisle Froysland C. Sundtsgt. 55 5004 Norway More info: http://www.piksel.no/piksel05 piksel05 is produced in cooperation with Kunsthoegskolen in Bergen dep The Academy of Fine Arts Hordaland Kunstsenter. Supported by PNEK Bergen Kommune Norsk Kulturfond BergArt. links: 1 http://www.piksel.no 2 http://www.bek.no 3 http://www.piksel.org 4 http://www.piksel.no/pwiki/PikseLiveCD 5 http://www.kunstsenter.no