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Nuage Vert + Pixelache Helsinki preliminary programme & monthly events


News from Pixelache Helsinki:

* Nuage Vert website is open
* Pixelache Helsinki 2008 preliminary schedule is online
* Pixelache Helsinki monthly events programme for the
spring has been announced

>> http://www.nuagevert.org
>> http://university.pixelache.ac

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Pixelache Helsinki 2008: 'Pixelache University'
12-16 March 2008
http://university.pixelache.ac

We decided to make public the current plans for Pixelache 2008
Helsinki programme! Some of the new additions are:
- 7 members of the N.I.P. / New Inferfaces for Performance will show up in
Helsinki
- Kitchen Budapest will be presenting several project prototypes
- Baltic version of Boxwars (gladiator-style fight-performances by
cardboard-clad warriors) will be organised for the first time
- 'Traveling without moving' seminar organised in collaboration with John
Thackara / Doors of Perception

...and much more!

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ARTISTS LIGHT THE SKIES OF HELSINKI

HeHe : Nuage Vert
22-29 February 2008, Salmisaari, Helsinki, 5pm to 10pm
www.nuagevert.org

At the end of February, Nuage Vert (Green Cloud), a large-scale
environmental installation by artist duo HeHe, will be visible in the skies
above Ruoholahti in central Helsinki.

Nuage Vert uses the chimney emissions of the Salmisaari power plant as a
canvas for illumination. The installation consists of tracking, drawing and
projecting a laser image onto the contour of vapour, adjusting its shape and
size to the current levels of electricity consumption by the residents in
Ruoholahti and neighbouring Lauttasaari. During the event, residents will be
asked to consume less, to un-plug their electrical appliances to make the
green cloud grow. The chimney and emission are an environmental sculpture
and a community measuring tape, but there is an irony here: Nuage Vert
aestheticises an icon of industrial pollution while seeking to draw the
viewer's critical attention to it. By becoming a sign of wonder, a
spectacle, a terrible beauty, a space is opened up for the viewer.

HeHe, the duo Helen Evans (British) and Heiko Hansen (German), live and work
in Paris and initially conceived the project in 2003. HeHe was recently
commissioned to make Champs d'Ozone at the Centre Georges Pompidou's
anniversary exhibition Airs de Paris. Their interest in air is also apparent
in their 'Smoking Lamp' installation, which coincided with the Europe wide
ban on smoking in public space. Working in a variety of media and
contemporary technologies, their work has been described as poetic and
poignant, dealing with serious issues in a playful way. Their work engages
with the design and interpretation of urban space and the relationship
between individuals and their architectural and urban environment.

This first edition of Nuage Vert is presented by Pixelache festival of
electronic subcultures and has been made possible with the generous support
of the Cultural Office of Helsinki, the Ministry of Culture and
Communication in France, Helsingin Energia, Foundation for Environmental
Art, Sydv

DISCUSSION

Pixelache Helsinki 2008 programme preview + Nuage Vert in Helsinki in Feb 2008


Pixelache University
12-16 March 2008, Helsinki
www.pixelache.ac/university

* Pixelache Lounge: showcase of artworks and student projects
* Concerts and performances in Kiasma Theatre
* Pixelache club events
* Seminar on education (in the cross-roads of media, technology, art
and culture)
* Prix M

DISCUSSION

Pixelache 2007 in Helsinki!


Pikseliahky // Pixelache 2007
Festival of electronic art and subcultures
29 March - 1 April 2007, Helsinki
www.pixelache.ac

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The aching Pixels are back!

* Pixelache Nordic VJ meeting *
The Nordic/Baltic VJ scene is gathering in Helsinki and showing their skills
in club events (organised in collaboration with Basso and ALAS), audiovisual
jamming sessions as well as covert guerrilla actions around the city. The
invited 30+ VJ acts are coming from all corners of the Nordic/Baltic region:
Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

* Audiovisual performances and clubs *
The pioneers of VJ culture Hexstatic (UK), Lia + @c (Austria + Portugal)
and the premiere of Varahtelya! piece by Rinneradio (FI) and collaborators.
++ much more!

* Architectures for Participation seminar *
'Designing the Weapons of Mass Creativity'. Presentations by a wide range
of artists, researchers, curators, organisers, entrepreneurs, hackers and
activists about strategies for self-organisation and alternative approaches
to Web 2.0 buzz.

* Pixelache Lounge exhibition *
Placard headphone festival, Between Blinks & Buttons by Sascha Pohflepp
(GER), installation by UVA (UK) and Transit Radio Lounge project by Jodi
Rose (Australia) are presented in the lobby of Kiasma during the festival
time.

* Neoscenes workshop *
In the ubiquity of networked media spaces where we distribute our wireless
lives, what happens to our creative processes? Remote Presense: Streaming
Life is a workshop by nomadic network builder John Hopkins.

Also in the program: Prix Mobius Nordica competition, a trip to the
Digitally Yours exhibition in Turku, generative art and design,
do-it-yourself art + tech and much more...

>> More information at www.pixelache.ac

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Pixelache is a festival of electronic art and subcultures. Pixelache
presents projects experimenting with media and technology from a
broad range of disciplines: artists, engineers, designers, researchers
and architects. Pixelache focuses especially in presenting activities
of various international grassroot networks and communities such
as the VJ community, media activists, the open source community
and the demoscene.The goal of Pixelache festival is to act as
a bridge between the traditional creative disciplines and rapidly
developing electronic subcultures.

Pikseliahky // Pixelache 2007 is the sixth edition of the festival
in Helsinki. This spring Pixelache also continues in Paris (Mal au Pixel,
April 2007) and for the first time in Colombia (Pixelazo + Selvatorium,
June 2007).

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Pikseliahky // Pixelache
Uudenmaankatu 4-6, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
web www.pixelache.ac - e-mail contact {{at}} pixelache.ac

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OPPORTUNITY

Pixelache 2007 events in Finland + France + Colombia: Call for Projects / Participants!!


Deadline:
Fri Oct 20, 2006 07:15

Please join the
PIXELACHE 2007 EVENTS
in Finland, France and Colombia

* Pikseliahky *
Electronic art and subcultures festival
26 March-1 April, Helsinki
www.pixelache.ac

* Mal au Pixel *
Festival International des Cultures Electroniques
16-21 April, Paris
www.malaupixel.org

* Pixelazo & Selvatorium *
13-20 June
Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
21-30 June
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia

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CALL FOR PROJECTS / PARTICIPANTS

We are currently looking for both finalized projects as well as
concepts/prototypes to be presented in Pixelache events during 2007.
We encourage people from all disciplines to participate! Artists /
academics / architects / designers / hackers / activists / engineers /
VJs / etc, you are all welcome.

The special program sections for Pixelache events in 2007 are:
* Nordic VJ Meeting (Pikseliahky / Helsinki)
* Architecture for Participation Seminar (Pikseliahky / Helsinki)
* Democracy: Do It Yourself (Mal au Pixel / Paris)
* Pixelazo + Selvatorium (Medellin & Leticia, Colombia)

We are also looking for projects related to following themes:
* VJ culture and audiovisual performances
* Experimental sound, interaction and electronics
* Grassroot networks and politics of media / technology

The deadline for proposals for the Nordic VJ meeting
is 15th of November 2006!

The deadline for all other events is 30th of November 2006!

More information about the program themes and application process:
>> www.pixelache.ac (in English)
>> www.malaupixel.org (in French)

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PRIX MOBIUS NORDICA

In 2007, Pixelache Helsinki is also collaborating with the digital media
culture competition Prix Mobius Nordica. More information about the
new Prix Mobius Nordica Experimental (focusing this year on VJ
practises) at www.pixelache.ac and www.prixmobiusnordica.org.

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DISCUSSION

Article - a nordic biannual exhibition for unstable and electronic artforms


* Article *

- a nordic biannual exhibition for unstable and electronic artforms

* Call for artistic contributions *

i/o/lab and the curatorial team of Article hereby invite you to submit
proposals for artistic work and conference talks to be included in Article
2006.

We are interested in productions from areas including but not limited to:

- interactive objects
- work for mobile devices
- video or concepts for broadcast television
- internet-based work
- installations for public spaces
- installations for gallery spaces
- public actions
- social events
- workshops

We are primarily interested in completed productions but will give equal
merit to incomplete/suggested work and proposals in the evaluation of
applications.

Article wishes to present work which is either site- or context-specific, or
intended for traditional display spaces, work which explores and exploits
the potential for artistic expression in everyday surroundings and objects.

The artists/groups we invite will receive artists fees and funding for
travel and board. We will also offer some production support, technical as
well as financial.

Article will be launched in the last half of November 2006.

* Call for conference contributions *

Article will be accompanied by a one-day conference, covering the topics of
the exhibition and the field of unstable and electronic artforms. We are
interested in contributions in the form of presentations/talks on subject
areas relevant to the practice and theory of art in this field.

* About Article: *

Article is one of the main projects for Stavanger 2008 - European Capital of
Culture. Article 2006 will be a pilot project for the 2008 installment, but
also to underline that Article is intended as a biannual event BEYOND the
scope of the European Capital year.

Article will be comprised of: a main exhibition; a conference related to the
themes of the biannual; in-depth practical and theoretical workshops and
seminars; and contributions from local resources and other collaborative
partners.

The goal of Article is to promote artforms which don't merely employ
electronic techniques in its production and display, but also actively
comment on technology, the ethics and politics of technology and the
evolution and dissemination of technology. Article wishes to establish an
open arena for artforms which critique and engage social processes and
present reflected positions on the expressive qualities and contexts of the
media.

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