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Aching pixels around the world...


* Paris + San Martino Valle Caudina + Bergen + Bogota *

Pixelache festival events and various collaboration projects
are coming up around the world during the next few months!

The international Pixelache menu includes interactive/software art,
audiovisual performances, open hardware, unstable artforms and
more...

Mal au Pixel (the French version of Pixelache) is going on
at the moment, with still one more week of program ahead!
Check the website for details + some recent photos...

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Pixelache tour calendar:

:: Mal au Pixel 2006
:: 19-29 April, Paris
:: www.malaupixel.org

Three Parisian organisations - Ars Longa, Confluences and Mains
d'Oeuvres - have chosen to join forces with the Pixelache festival. On
a day-to-day basis, they support digital artistic research, media and
citizenship issues by means of residencies and regular public events.
Some of the artists that they promote participated in the previous and
the present editions of the Pixelache festival in Helsinki. Ars Longa,
Confluences and Mains d'Oeuvres, with the support of the Finnish
Institute in Paris and Project 101, naturally unite with the Pixelache
team in an effort to give visibility to experimental art forms, on-going
research and social issues originating from various European countries.
This is in order to encourage exchanges between the local and
international artists and citizens communities.

The "Mal au pixel" festival consists of several equally important
components: introductory workshops in creative tools aimed at knowledge
and technology transfers; public debates dedicated to sharing questions
and ideas emerging from new social and media practices; exploration of
installations, prototypes, live evening events and performances for the
pleasure to be found in artistic practices based on the reappropriation of
communication technologies.

We hope the Festival "Mal au Pixel" develops into a platform for future
international exchanges and dialogue, contributing to artistic, civic and
participatory reappropriation of contemporary communication media
and tools that increasingly govern our daily life.

On behalf of the Mal au Pixel team,

Vincent Guimas,
Mathieu Marguerin

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:: Interferenze 2006
:: 3-5 August
:: San Martino Valle Caudina, Italy
:: www.interferenze.org

Theme for 2006: Naturalis Electronica.

With its 2006 edition, INTERFERENZE, international festival of sounds,
new visual arts and media, is seated in the mountains of the Partenio/Valle
Caudina (Southern Italy), which it will fill with live performances,
installations, projections, seminars, free camping, artists and the public.
Thus the international artistic vanguard will be fused with the splendid
mountain scenes of Campania.

Although INTERFERENZE is tied to the land, electronic and multimedia
arts are its driving force: performances, installations, events, workshops
and conferences complete the event.

With edition IV INTERFERENZE confirms its dual spirit existing in the
balance between digital provocation and tradition: digital arts and the arts
of the past, sonorous vanguards and local values.

Pixelache festival director Juha Huuskonen has been invited to curate
the interactive/software art section of Interferenze 2006.

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:: Piksel06
:: 12-15 October
:: Bergen, Norway
:: www.piksel.no

Piksel is an annual event for artists and developers working with free/libre
and open source audiovisual software. Part workshop, part festival, it is
organised in Bergen, Norway, 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 open source.

This years event - Piksel06 - continues the exploration of audiovisual code
and it's myriad of expressions, but also brings in open hardware as a new
focus area.

For the last two years we have collaborated with PixelACHE in parts of
the program and last years collaboration with curator Isabelle Arvers for
the Piksel05 exhibition proved very fruitful. At Piksel06 we will expand the
exhibition part and build upon the open hardware theme, which represents
a potential for a new paradigm shift of vital importance for independent
artistic expression in the digital domain. Hopefully there will also be room
for some interchange with the PixelACHE and Mal au Pixel program.

Piksel06 is done in collaboration with HKS art centre which will be the main
location for this years events. Piksel is organised by BEK and a community
of core participants including members of collectives dyne.org, goto10.org,
sustainablesource.net, hackitectura.net, riereta.net, drone.ws, gephex.org
and others.

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.

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:: Colombopixel // Pixeltrax (working title)
:: Spring 2007
:: Bogota, Colombia
:: bogotrax.free.fr
:: intermundos.org

The first Colombian edition of Pixelache, organised together with
Intermundos and Bogotrax festival. Colombopixel // Pixeltrax presents
VJ shows and workshops (with local and international VJ crews),
exhibitions and conferences focusing on experimental electronics,
audiovisual software and current political issues relating to development
of media/technology.

Bogotrax is an independent festival that has been presenting electronic
music and arts to the marginalized communities in Bogota, Colombia. It is
an alternative to the commercial and institutional events which have been
too expensive for many locals to participate in. The festival consists of
open air presentations, free concerts and club events, workshops, radio
programs and presentations in universities and libraries. Bogotrax events
take place in diverse locations around the city, including the suburbs.
All events are open to the public and free. Each year there is an open
call for proposals from which emerging Colombian artists are selected
to participate in the event. Bogotrax 2007 will be the fourth edition
of the festival.

In addition to organising the Pixelache festival edition in Colombia,
the plan is to present work of Colombian artists in Pixelache 2007
in Helsinki as well as in other international Pixelache events.

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EVENT

Pixelache 2006 Helsinki - preliminary program info!


Dates:
Thu Mar 30, 2006 00:00 - Wed Mar 08, 2006

Here is some preliminary program information
about Pixelache Helsinki... More details
will be announced soon!

Also check out www.malaupixel.org for info
about the Mal au Pixel Paris...

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PixelACHE 2006
30 March - 2 April, Helsinki
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art
www.pixelache.ac

Mal au Pixel 2006
19 - 29 Avril, Paris
Ars Longa, Confluences, Mains d'Ouvres
www.malaupixel.org

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PIXELACHE 2006 HELSINKI PROGRAM OVERVIEW

VJ culture & audiovisual performances section features MiniMovies, a brand
new project by AGF & Sue Costabile (US + Germany). AGF and Sue Costabile
are both young multi-disciplinary creators with their activities extending
from conceptual art to establishing independent record labels. MiniMovies
is their first large scale collaboration, 'a collection of mini-lives in
an urban and political context'.
"Everybody is a disaster. Let's make our own movies."
www.minimoviemovement.com

To celebrate our French connection with Mal au Pixel Paris, we present two
projects from France: a abstract audiovisual performance ChDh (Cyrille
Henry & Nicolas Montgermont) and Grenze (Patrick Fontana & Pierre-Yves
Fave & Emeric Aelters), an audiovisual journey through the book 'Das
Kapital' by Karl Marx. Pixelache 2006 also premieres Peurakaira vs.
Paatehakkuu by Kangastus collective (Finland), commenting the current
struggle between the forest industry and reindeer herding co-operatives in
Northern Finland. www.chdh.net
www.grenze.org
www.peurakaira.fi

Pixelache 2006 is very happy to present a concert by Vladislav Delay, a
rare performance in his home country. Other music acts this year include
Aelters (France), Forss (Sweden) and several others. Full Pixelache
club/music program will be announced soon!
www.vladislavdelay.com
www.ski-pp.com/aelters.html
www.forss.to

Experimental mobile / locative projects are presented in the context of
Locative media workshop: Rautatieasema returns, organised by Andrew
Paterson (Finland) & Meiju Niskala (Finland). The workshop brings together
a group of performance artists and artist/researchers interested in
mobile/locative media. The group will spend one week at the Helsinki
Railway station, beginning with 'something' which are placed in the
station lockers. The workshop process/results are summarised in public
events, featuring presentations by Ben Russell (www.headmap.org, UK),
Angela Piccini (University of Bristol, UK), Richard Widerberg (IMPROVe
project, University of Art and Design Helsinki) and many more.
www.pixelache.ac/locative

Pixelache 2006 is also collaborating with Nokia Connect to Art and Sulake
Ltd. Nokia Connect to Art is an initiative by Nokia to explore the
possibilities to present art on mobile devices and Sulake is the company
behind the popular Habbo Hotel online chat environment. Pixelache presents
new work commissioned by Connect to Art (Jollaskoti project and a new
piece by Sari Kaasinen) and organises a special seminar on experimental
mobile projects. More information coming soon!
www.nokia.com/art
www.sulake.com
www.jollaskoti.com
www.sarikaasinen.com
www.habbohotel.com

Dot Org Boom, the grassroot non-profit new media 'boom' has been the main
theme for Pixelache 2005 & 2006. Dot Org Boom theme is expored in Dot Org
Tournament organised by Kai Kuikkaniemi (HIIT, Finland) and Petri Lievonen
(Pixelache, Finland). Dot Org Tournament invites local multi-disciplinary
teams to participate in a competition where the task is to come up with an
innovative community concept within a 24-hour timeframe. The winner of the
Dot Org Tournament will be presented on the last day of the Pixelache
festival.

Open products and hardware concepts are explored in both Pixelache
Helsinki and Mal au Pixel Paris. Pixelache Helsinki features open game
platform TileToy (Daniel Blackburn & Tuomo Tammenpaa, UK + Finland), open
product code initiative ThingLinks (Jyri Engestrom & Ulla-Maaria Mutanen,
Finland) and a presentation of Orgsmobile showroom (Erik Sandelin & Magnus
Torstensson, Sweden). Orgsmobile is a project to build an 'open source
vehicle' which will be realised at Mal au Pixel in Paris.
www.tiletoy.org
www.thinglinks.com
www.unsworn.org/om

Protolab is a presentation/discussion forum for new and on-going projects,
chosen from the annual Pixelache Call for Projects. The projects featured
in Protolab 2006 are: loopArena (Jens Wunderling, Germany),
Roermond-Ecke-Schonhauser (Markus Kison, Germany), Follow Machine 1.2
(Ruben Coen Cagli, Italy) and Midipoet (Eugenio Tisselli, Mexico/Spain).
More to be confirmed!

Pixelache 2006 Helsinki warm-up event: Pixelache 2006 Helsinki kicks off
with the opening of an exhibition by Kristian Simolin (Finland), organised
in collaboration with MUU artist association. Opening at 7 pm on Thursday
2 March at MUU Gallery!
www.muu.fi/simolin

More details about Pixelache program will be updated at www.pixelache.ac
during the next weeks, meanwhile if you have any questions please send an
e-mail to contact {{at}} pixelache.ac.

Looking forward to seeing you in Helsinki at Pixelache 2006! (and at Mal
au Pixel in Paris!)

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DISCUSSION

PikseliAHKY_//_PixelACHE_//_Mal_au_Pixel_2006_-_Call_for _Projects!


CALL FOR PROJECTS - Deadline 10 September 2005!

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PikseliAHKY // PixelACHE // Mal au Pixel 2006
Festival of electronic art and subcultures
Helsinki & Paris, April 2006
www.pixelache.ac

* The Dot Org Boom continues (Le Boom DotOrg!) *

PixelACHE will continue as an annual festival but we have decided
to focus on one theme in two consecutive festival editions, over a
time period of two years.

PixelACHE 2006 will thus continue exploring the PixelACHE 2005
theme: The Dot Org Boom, the non-profit grassroot new media revolution.
The essential ingredients of this rapidly growing phenomenon are
open source community, open content initiatives, media activist
networks and myriads of NGOs around the world.

In addition to projects related to The Dot Org Boom,
we are also looking for projects from following areas:

* Experimental interaction and electronics
* VJ culture and audiovisual performances
* Grassroot networks and politics of media / technology
* Experimental games and gaming experience

The submitted projects don't have to be existing pieces of work,
we are also looking for interesting prototypes and project concepts.
The call for proposals is open for everyone: artists and designers,
researchers and engineers, architects and activists, amateurs and
professionals, etc.

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* Mal au Pixel 2006 - Bienvenue a Paris! *

PixelACHE festival is based in Helsinki but has so far traveled to
New York, Montreal and Stockholm. PixelACHE 2006 will add
one more destination to the list - Paris!

The confirmed collaborators for Mal au Pixel 2006 are Mains d'Ouvres,
Confluences with AVRIL.DOT Festival and Ars Longa. PixelACHE in
Helsinki is organised together with Kiasma Museum of Contemporary
Art and several other collaborators.

PikseliAHKY // PixelACHE // Mal au Pixel events have been
initiated and are coordinated by Piknik Frequency, a non-profit
media culture organisation (www.piknik.org).

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* Project submission *

Instructions and submission form for PixelACHE 2006 are available
on the PixelACHE website, www.pixelache.ac/2006/call. From the
site you can also find plenty of documentation from previous events,
photos, videos, etc....

>>> The deadline for submissions is 10 September 2005!

NOTICE! If you have sent a proposal in October 2004 (for PixelACHE
2005 & 2006), your proposal is still valid and in consideration for
PixelACHE 2006. Updated versions of project descriptions are welcome.

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See you next spring in Helsinki or Paris! :)

DISCUSSION

PixelACHE 2005 : The Dot Org Boom!


PixelACHE 2005 : The Dot Org Boom
Festival of electronic art and subcultures

14-17 April 2005, Helsinki
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
www.pixelache.ac

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The main theme for PixelACHE 2005 is the Dot Org Boom.
Dot Org Boom is the non-profit version of the Dot Com Boom (RIP).
The essential ingredients of this rapidly growing phenomenon
are open source community, open content initiatives, media
activist networks and myriads of NGOs around the world.
PixelACHE Festival will bring together a diverse group of
artists, engineers, activists, architects and designers to discuss
and develop the future of Dot Org Boom.

In addition, PixelACHE 2005 features the following program sections:

* VJ Culture and Audiovisual Performances
* Experimental Interaction and Electronics
* Interactive & Participatory Cinema
* particle/wave hybrid radio workshop

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"...the Net is not Yet a monolithic broadcast medium. I remain wildly
optimistic about it's potential. The recent ascent of peer-to-peer
networks, weblogs and free software could be a sign of a coming
Internet renaissance"
- Geert Lovink, My First Recession (2003)

"In United States and Canada, for example, almost everyone
knows about the explosion of the dot-coms - a much smaller
phenomenon - but millions have not heard the big story:
the worldwide explosion of dot-orgs. It is a story with
far-reaching implications: By sharpening the role of
government, shifting practises and attitudes in business
and opening up waves of opportunity for people to apply
their talents in new, positive ways, the emerging citizen
sector is reorganising the way the work of society gets done."
- David Bornstein, How to Change the World (2004)

"a browser is also an editor
a desktop is also a server
a user is also a producer"
- Sarai media lab, free media lounge (2005)

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### The Dot Org Boom program ###

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia which can be read and edited
by anyone. Wikipedia currently has independant editions in 190 languages,
sponsored by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia contains
approximately 1.3 million articles, 500,000 of which are in its English
language edition, over 200,000 in the German language and 100,000 in
the Japanese language. Wikipedia is one of the most popular reference
sites on the Web, receiving around 50 million hits per day. It has spawned
numerous conceptually related sister projects such as Wiktionary,
Wikibooks and Wikinews. Florence Devouard (France) will be the
official Wikipedia ambassador at PixelACHE 2005.
www.wikipedia.org

Streamtime (Netherlands/Iraq/international) is an international crew of
journalists, poets, artists and software developers, dedicated to assist
local media to get connected. Openness, free publishing (copy left),
easy access, low-to-no literacy and multi-linguality are guidelines.
Streamtime uses old and new media for the production of content and
networks in the fields of media, arts, culture and activism in crisis areas,
like Iraq, where the project is setting up independent communication
links between Iraq and rest of the world. Streamtime is collaborating
with dyne:bolic linux cd installation project, which can be used as an
instant toolkit for media production and transmission.
www.streamtime.org - www.dynebolic.org

Naeem Mohaiemen (US) will give a presentation about independent Muslim
media networks and their role in shaping up the "Globalized Islam". Naeem
Mohaiemen is a digital-media activist and filmmaker specializing
in Political Islam. He is editor of shobak.org ("Outsider Muslims"), and
Associate Editor of altmuslim.com. He is also director of VISIBLE, a
collective of Muslim and Other Artist-Activists. VISIBLE premiered
DISAPPEARED IN AMERICA, a film trilogy and multimedia installation
about detention of American Muslims after 9/11.
http://www.shobak.org - http://www.disappearedinamerica.org -
http://www.altmuslim.com

Dodo.org a Finnish environmental organisation. Dodo.org will present a
project about ideas of how the world could be saved. The ideas have been
collected from the visitors of the Dodo.org website (the page about the
project is unfortunately available only in Finnish). Dodo will also present
their NGOphotos.org project, an image bank for NGOs where all images
are made available under Creative Commons licence.
www.dodo.org - www.ngophotos.org - www.creativecommons.org

Vanessa Gocksch and Walter Hernandez have initiated the Intermundos.org
grassroot organisation in Bogota, Colombia. The goal of Intermundos is to
inspire local cultural activities and connect them to global movements
through various media projects. Website keywords: Intermundos, hip hop,
indigenous, Colombia, Columbia, afro, community.
www.intermundos.org

Used in India presents media devices and narratives of their use throughout
the 20th century in India. From the cyclostyle machines of the sixties to
the telephone meters of STD/PCO booths, this hyper-textual inventory
refers to applications, technologies, and services that constitute the
heterogeneous world of Indian media culture and design. Used in India has
been created by Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) and is shown for the
first time at the Doors of Perception Conference 8 in New Delhi, India.
www.ict4d.info - doors8delhi.doorsofperception.com

PixelACHE 2005 will also host the launch of a new project,
digitalopenandfree.org. It is a project for exploring the digital open and
free which is more than just open source and content - open networks,
open access, open search, etc...
www.digitalopenandfree.org

Dot Org Boom theme also features a WebCamTalk with Trebor
Sholtz (www.newmediaeducation.org) and a presentation by
Franco 'Bifo' Berardi (www.rekombinant.org). The theme is
explored in other PixelACHE program categories as well : open
source audiovisual performance tools, Kino film-maker community,
etc...

### VJ Culture and Audiovisual Performances ###

SF&L and Drifter TV are the winners of Visual Sensations, the first national
VJ competition in Netherlands and Belgium. PixelACHE features a performance
by SF&L, which combines live video mixing with mixing of liquids, light and
transparent plastic sheets... the result is a mix of two narratives, one
based on the video footage and one on real-time typographical experiments
with texts.
www.visualsensations.nl - www.studiofrank-lisa.nl

Machinista 2004 festival in Glasgow explored and questioned the ideas
of 'artificial intelligence in the arts' and 'wo/man-machine interaction'.
PixelACHE 2005 presents a screening of the Machinista 2004 dvd
and PERM 36 ROBOVISION performance by Pointless Creations,
a Glasgow based collaborative video art project.
www.machinista.org.uk - www.pointlesscreations.co.uk

PixelACHE 2005 features a screening of the soon-to-be-released RELINE2 dvd.
"RELINE2 artists investigate modern mythology, examine environments, explode
form, and play with similes between machine and body. From buildings ripping
apart by unseen forces to characters on strange journeys in wild imagined
spaces, these videos explore the integration of technology into every strata
of our lives."
www.reline.net

PixelACHE 2005 premieres re:spam inbox, a performance by Timothy
Jaeger (US) and Alex Dragulescu (US/Romania). Re:spam explores
'unwanted, abject data in the form of solicitous messages' aka spam.
The re:spam performance straddles the line between a traditional
VJ performance and newer generative coding practices.
www.respam.com

VJ Pillow & VJ Mademoiselle and Christelle Franca (Dj Chrys de Nice) &
Patrick Watson from Montreal have been invited for a two-week long artist
residency to work on A Day on Earth performance. The first version of the
performance will be premiered and PixelACHE 2005. The Montreal crew
also includes Ben Bogart, who will present his Volume Curvature performance
and the pixelTANGO software which he is developing at SAT (Society for
Art and Technology, Montreal).
www.ekran.org/ben - www.sat.qc.ca

Piksel (www.piksel.no) is an annual workshop dedicated for the developers
of open source audiovisual software tools, organised by BEK in Bergen,
Norway. PixelACHE will present some of the current Piksel software
projects and results of the Piksel04 workshop from November 2004.
www.piksel.no

Also in the VJ Culture program: TEMPEST performance by Erich Berger
(www.randomseed.org, Norway), a performance with sound, video and odours
by RYBN (www.rybn.org, France), a collaboration between Selfish Shellfish
(Finland)+ video performance collective Amfibio (www.amfibio.org, Finland),
Malfunctionalism dance performance prototype by Mikko Kallinen & Llare
(Finland), PIKU audiovisual performance by Visual Systeemi and Tuomas
Toivonen (www.visualsysteemi.com/piku, Finland), VJing show by Intermundos
(www.intermundos.org, Colombia), Midi control workshop by Dag Engstrom
(Sweden) + several discussions and workshops (seminar on using VJ
performance in theatre, workshops on VJ tools and software, etc.)...

### Experimental Interaction and Electronics ###

MusicBox by Jin-Yo Mok (US/Korea) is an exceptionally well designed
interactive instrument. It is an electronic version of a traditional music
box, where the composition is presented as dots of light on a wooden
cylinder. MusicBox also contains an online component which can be used
for trying out compositions and sharing them with others.
www.playmusicbox.com

PixelACHE 2005 is proud to present home-made electronic instruments and
a performance by one of the Finnish pioneers of the field, Mika Rintala /
Verde.
www.aural-innovations.com/issues/issue14/verdegal.html

Also in the Experimental Interaction and Electronics program: Four Ophones
by Erik Sandelin & Magnus Torstensson (www.unsworn.org, Sweden), Skisser
och rutiner performance by Daniel Skoglund (Sweden), Elf - Electronic Life
Forms by Pascal Glissmann & Martina Hofflin (www.electronic-life-forms.de,
Germany), Chamber Music for One performance by Teemu Kivikangas (Finland),
Kick Ass Kung-Fu by Animaatiokone Industries (www.animaatiokone.net,
Finland), workshops by Jurgen Scheible and Tuomo Tammenpaa + more...

### Interactive and Participatory Cinema ###

Do well with nothing, do better with little, and do it right now! This is
the motto of Kino 00, a non-profit organization composed based in Montreal,
Canada. Kino concept has been designed to drive film-makers to create quick
and rough sketches of ideas. These experiments are viewed by enthusiastic
audiences every month, in Montreal and other Kino collectives around the
world. PixelACHE 2005 arranges a Kino Kabaret session (an intensive
workshop for creating films) and also aims to revitalize the Kino
Helsinki chapter...
www.kino00.com

Also in the Interactive and Participatory Cinema program: One Day Video
concept by Anttu Harlin & Osmo Puupera (Finland) which will meet and/or
challenge the Kino Kabaret, interactive cinema projects by Mariina Bakic &
Jean-Michel Geridan (www.webdrama.net, France), interactive cinema projects
by Robert Brecevic (www.banananose.se, Sweden), experimental film project by
Markus Renvall (Finland), discussion about community tv and radio hosted by
Robert Stachel (Austria) and more...

### particle/wave workshop ###

particle/wave hybrid radio workshop explores the interface between the
creative traditions of terrestrial radio broadcasting and emerging practices
of internet radiomaking. particle/wave rethinks community radio practices
through distributed and participatory networks of sonic exchange, open
content models and new radiomaking tools. particle/wave examines the dual
nature of radio as wave and packet... network and sound... transmission and
reception...
http://aura.siba.fi/particlewave

### PixelACHE 2005 artist residency ###

Image: Light Brix & Nuage Vert, hehe.org

Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen are artists and interaction designers based
in Paris, France. They have been selected for the PixelACHE 2005 artist
residency which is organised in collaboration with NIFCA - Nordic Institute
for Contemporary Art. During their two-month long stay in Helsinki, Helen
and Heiko will develop a new prototype of their Nuage Vert (Green Cloud)
project. Nuage Vert proposes using gas emissions of industrial plants as
surfaces for interactive projections.
www.hehe.org

### PixelACHE clubs and concerts ###

The first PixelACHE night features a particle/wave concert at Sibelius
Academy concert hall and a live radiomaking session at m-bar. The PixelACHE
club night on Saturday 16th of April at Umo Jazz House features Peerspex
(France), Memnon (Finland) and more... On Sunday 17th of April there will be
a concert of Hecker (MEGO) and Blutleuchte (Finland). More information about
clubs and concerts coming soon!

### PixelACHE international ###

PixelACHE is organising several small events together with international
partners and we are also involved in several more informal collaboration
projects....

Dot Org Boom media seminar in Stockholm on Tuesday 12th of April will
explore the relationship between grassroot media and mainstream commercial
media. What are the possibilities of the currently emerging new models for
media production and distribution? There are currently millions of amateurs
producing content which is freely available for all, how should the main
stream media and policy makers react to this? The presenters in Stockholm
include Naeem Mohaiemen (US, topic: independent Muslim media), Florence
Devouard (France, topic: Wikipedia), Robert Stachel (Austria, topic:
community tv and radio), Kai Kuikkaniemi (Finland, topic:
digitalopenandfree.org), Juha Huuskonen (Finland, topic: electronic
subcultures). The seminar is organised in collaboration with Finnish Embassy
in Stockholm.

PixelVARK in Stockholm on Saturday 23rd of April is a collaboration project
between The Nursery and Fylkingen. The Nursery is a Stockholm based
organisation promoting experimental culture which has produced close to
100 concerts, performances, lectures and club nights since the inception in
1996. Fylkingen is a society devoted to the production and promotion of new
music and intermedia art. Since its foundation in 1933 Fylkingen has been
committed to experimental, new and unestablished forms of contemporary arts.
PixelVARK will gather together audiovisual artists from Sweden, focusing on
the visual side of the experimental music scene. The festival will present a
broad spectrum of artists who all represent different aspects of this scene.
www.nursery.a.se - www.fylkingen.se

Mal au Pixel in Paris in May 2005 will be a small one day mini-festival
which brings together some of the Finnish and French PixelACHE artists and
collaborators. The event is organised in collaboration with Mains d'Ouvres
and is a preparation event for a larger Mal au Pixel festival which is
planned for spring 2006.
www.mainsdoeuvres.org

### Organisers and supporters ###

PixelACHE is organised by non-profit organisation Piknik Frequency in
collaboration with Kiasma Theatre. PixelACHE 2005 program is designed
in collaboration with katastro.fi electronic art and subcultures network.
PixelACHE is supported by Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, AVEK,
Arts Council of Finland, NIFCA - Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art,
Goethe-Institut Helsinki, Centre Culturel Francais, British Council,
Mondriaan Foundation, UCSD Visual Arts Department, CRCA
(Center for Research in Computing and the Arts) and Experimental
Game Lab (UCSD).

Particle/Wave is a co-production of Centre for Music & Technology,
Sibelius Academy and Piknik Frequency. Particle/Wave is supported
by Arts Council of Finland and Australia Council for the Arts.

Concert by Hecker is organised in collaboration with Charm of Sound
and the lecture of Franco 'Bifo' Berardi in collaboration with
Tutkijaliitto.

### More information ###

You can find the preliminary program schedule of PixelACHE 2005
at www.pixelache.ac. See you in Helsinki in April!

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DISCUSSION

PixelACHE 2005 preliminary program info


PixelACHE 2005 : Dot Org Boom
www.pixelache.ac

Helsinki, 14-17 April 2005
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art

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The main theme of PixelACHE 2005 is Dot Org Boom!

Dot Org Boom is the non-profit version of the Dot Com Boom (RIP).
The essential ingredients of this rapidly growing phenomenon are
open source community, open content initiatives, media activist
networks and myriads of NGOs around the world. PixelACHE
will bring together a diverse group of artists, engineers, activists,
architects and designers to explore the Dot Org Boom.

PixelACHE also features following program sections:

* VJ Culture
* Experimental Interaction and Electronics
* Interactive & Participatory Cinema
* particle/wave hybrid radio workshop.

Preliminary program information now available at www.pixelache.ac!

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PixelACHE 2005 warm-up in Helsinki - Saturday 12 March!

We will organise a small PixelACHE warm-up event on Saturday
12th of March! The event will take place during afternoon and
evening at the Nifca project space on Suomenlinna island.

The warm-up event features presentations by PixelACHE 2005
residency artists Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen (www.hehe.org)
and IXI-software boys Thor Magnusson & Enrike Hurtado
(www.ixi-software.net).

Earlier in the day there is a chance to participate a PD-workshop
(www.pure-data.org) by Koray Tahiroglu and at the end of the
evening there will be some electronic jamming by Thor & Enrike
& Koray + a few local artists...

The event is also your chance to meet up with many other
PixelACHE organisers and artists, including the particle/wave
organisers Jodi Rose & Katie Sieper who just arrived from Australia....

More detailed info coming soon!

www.pixelache.ac

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