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Piksel08 :: Code Dreams
– Bergen, Norway

Piksel08 :: festival
december 4-7 2008

Piksel08 :: exhibition
dec 12 08-jan 25 09

How does code dream? What are the dreams of code?

Piksel08 examines the other side of code, an alternative side to a hard-coded
reality of work and play. Open hardware and free software project a utopic
vision, yet exist within economies of capital, the dream factory of mainstream
technology. Within the chance meeting of sewing machine and umbrella on the
dissecting table, hardware and software are flattened.

Piksel08: code dreams explores the dreams of this soft machine; bachelors
coding for pleasure, reverse engineering paranoiac constructs of the real,
automatic coding practice, soft hardware, and everyday magic.



EXHIBITIONS @ Galleri 3,14, Volt, Lydgalleriet & USF –

Anaisa Franco (BR), Aymeric Mansoux (FR), Marloes de valk (NL), Voldemars
Johansons (LV), Daniil Umanski (NL), Federico Sangati, Pall Thayer (IS),
Oyvind Mellbye (NO), Gijs Giieskes (NL), Jan Carleklev (SE), Ben Bogart (CA),
Martin Aaserud (NO), Loud Objects (US), Jo frgmnt Grys (DE), Seamus O'Donnell
(IR), Julian Oliver (NZ), Bjorn Magnhildoen (NO), Ana Buigues (ES), Danja
Vasiliev (RU/NL), HC Gilje (NO)


Animata, Jelly, Wind-up birds, Data Jockey, Fritzing, LevelHead, pure agents -
augmenting live patching, Gmerlin Audio Video Decoder, G.I.S.S. 3.0, exist.pl,
BOT : virtual networked lab, Hexaclock, Sprocket, Caligraft, print "soapbox",
Free Software from a writer's perspective


Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Derek Holzer (US), Agoston Nagy (HU), Gabor Papp
(HU), Julien Ottavi (FR), Jenny Pickett UK), Yves Degoyon (FR), Alejandra
Perez Nunez (CL), Bureau d'Etudes (FR), Malte Steiner (DE), Federico Bonelli
(IT), Robert Fischer (NL), Iohannes M Zmolnig (AT), Adam Parrish (US),
Benjamin CADON (FR), Ryan Jordan (UK), Jessica Rylan (US), One Man Nation
(SG), Christopher McDonald (US), Canetoad Orchestra (UK)


Sound production made Easy
Realtime animation with Animata
Hands-on web development with Jelly
software + craft+ art = fonts

SUBSECTIONS @ StudioUSF & Wrap –

real code:
Otto Roessler (AT), Jonathan Kemp (UK), Martin Howse (UK), Eva Verhoeven (NL),
Oswald Berthold (AT), FoAM (BE), Graham Harwood (UK), Eleni Ikoniadou,
Grzesiek Sedek, Vincent Van Uffelen, Beatrice Fazi, Caroline Heron, Joao

abstract code:
Eleonora Oreggia (IT), Nancy Mauro-Flude (AU), Gaia Novati (IT), Goto80 (SE),
Simon Yuill (UK), Alex McLean (UK), Glerm Soares (BR), Junior Isjtar (BE),
Cristina Ekman (BR), Pixa Babel (XY)

more info and complete programme:


Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with
free/libre and open source software (FLOSS), hardware and art. 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
FLOSS & art.

Piksel is organised by a community of core participants including members of
collectives dyne.org, goto10.org, ap/xxxxx, apo33.org, giss.tv, A10lab,
hackitectura.net, riereta.net, drone.ws, gephex.org, openlab and others.
Main curators for Piksel08 are Gisle Fr0ysland, Eleonora Oreggia and Martin

Piksel is a member of the Pixelache network of electronic art festivals -
pixelache.ac - and the PNEK network for electronic arts in Norway - pnek.no.

Piksel08 is done in collaboration with Gallery 3,14[3], Volt[2],
Lydgalleriet[3], USF[1], Wrap[5] & MiB[6] and is supported by the Municipality
of Bergen, The Norwegian Arts Council, Hordaland Fylke, the Austrian Embassy,
Citybox, Markens Gjestehus, BEK, FreeCode and others.

[1] http://www.usf.no
[2] http://www.gallerivolt.no
[3] http://www.lydgalleriet.no
[4] http://www.stiftelsen314.com
[5] http://wrap.hdu.no
[6] http://www.mediaverkstedet.org