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PixelACHE 2004 Helsinki + Stockholm - preliminary program announcement!


[ Preliminary program announcement!
Full program and website launched early March! ]

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PixelACHE 2004 festival

Interactive furniture * Singing Bridges * Locative media workshop
Open source architecture * Stop Motion Studies * Trash tech workshop
Weathermatrix * Aether architects * Live action kung-fu game
BrandBody 2.0 * TRyPTiCHON * Oil Hazard pin ball game * AmbientTV.net
Sound in public space * Mini Gallery * Abnormal audio * Scoop

Stockholm, 26-28 March 2004
Helsinki, 1-4 April 2004

www.pixelache.ac

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THEME 2004: AUDIOVISUAL ARCHITECTURE

PixelACHE is an annual festival of electronic art, design and
technology. The theme for this year is 'Audiovisual architecture',
experimenting with the border between the digital domain and the
physical world.

PixelACHE Festival 2004 goes on for 10 days, starting in Stockholm
and continuing in Helsinki.

LANDSCAPE SAMPLING

PixelACHE 2004 festival will premiere 'Gray Zone: Weathermatrix',
an audiovisual performance by the Finnish artist/musician group CNCD.
The performance utilizes a vast amount of material gathered from
a network of weather surveillance cameras around Finland. The
material is used to create journeys across different weathers
and seasons.

'Singing Bridges' by Jodi Rose [AU] is a collection of recorded sounds
of bridges from around the world. Every bridge has its own unique
sound and these sounds are used as instruments in an audiovisual
performance created by Jodi Rose in collaboration with Mari Keski-Korsu
and Lasse Kaikkonen, who also assisted in recording the sounds of
Matinkaari bridge in Finland.

'Stop Motion Studies' by David Crawford [SE] consists of short
animations based on photos taken while travelling in subways of New
York, London, Boston, Paris and Gothenburg. The animations capture some
fundamental elements of interaction between the people and their
urban surroundings.

'Kamppi Reconstruction' by Sami Jarvinen & Sami Klemola (sound) and
Hanna Ojamo & Minna Langstrom (video) searches for unexpected
aesthetic properties at the Kamppi construction site in the heart
of Helsinki.

INTERACTIVE FURNITURE AND ADVENTUROUS ARCHITECTURE

PixelACHE exhibition features projects ranging from environmental
pin ball machines to experimental architecture. The common
denominator for the projects is the search for new physical
interfaces to audiovisual media. Many of the projects are still
in their prototyping phase and are shown to the audience for the
first time.

'Scoop' by Anna Hiltunen [FI/UK] is an example of how our environment
can become aware of the information and communication inside our
mobile communication devices. Scoop is a prototype of a table
which displays information and acts as an user interface to devices
placed on top of it.

'Distributed projection space' by Aether architects [HU/SE/ES] and
'Thru & Thru Piece' by Anttu Harlin [FI] explore how complex surfaces
can be turned into display screens, creating an illusion of living
and changing physical material.

Minigalleriet (the Mini Gallery) is a project by artist collective
Modern Talking [SE]. Minigalleriet is a mobile exhibition space, with
one squaremeter of floor space and fifty-five centimeters high
ceiling. For PixelACHE 2004 Festival Minigalleriet will feature
the launch event of the Modern Talking soundtrack by Abnormal
audio [SE].

PixelACHE exhibition also features interactive water soundscape
'Aquatic' by Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski [FI], 'BrandBody 2.0'
training bench by Tuomo Tammenpaa [FI], interactive painting 'Swarm'
by Daniel Shiffman [US] and 'Oil Hazard' pin ball machine by
Teijo Pellinen, Henrik Niinimaki and Mikko Lindholm [FI].

WORKSHOPS AND DISCUSSIONS

PixelACHE festival audience will have the chance to experience
the results of three workshops taking place before and
during the festival. The workshops deal with locative media,
sound in public space and imaginary architecture.

The Locative media workshop will bring together an international
group of artists and researchers who will spend the week
exploring the activity around Helsinki railway station.
Locative media is understood to mean media in which context
is crucial, in that the media pertains to specific location
and time. The term locative media has also been associated
with mobility, collaborative mapping, and emergent forms of
social networking.

Artists in signal | process workshop will participate in
group projects that explore and engage with the sonic landscape
in the local area: an invitation and a challenge to the
different public in those spaces to think about their place
in the sonic architecture of the city. signal | process workshop
is organised by Sibelius Academy Centre for Music & Technology
and MUU ry.

Kristian Simolin [FI] and students of Turku Arts Academy will create
new designs the Parliament House by using a 3D modeling program.
Proposals for art and architecture to other locations around
Helsinki are also going to be presented by pixelACHE artists.

PixelACHE will also have more short workshops and presentations;
Trash technology workshop by Association of Experimental Electronics,
'Don't push the button' seminar about interaction and a presentation
of a live action kung-fu game from the same team that created last
year's favourite installation, Animaatiokone.

The concept of how to open architecture for public participation
is explored by the Open source architecture project by Usman Haque [PK/UK],
Margot Jacobs [SE/US], Andrew Paterson [FI/UK], Adam Somlai-Fischer [SE/HU]
and Ophra Wolf [UK/IL/US].

PIXELACHE ARTIST RESIDENCY

PixelACHE is a part of NIFCA Media AiR international media art
residency program. The residency artist for this year is
Mukul Patel [UK], member of AmbientTV.net collective. Mukul
and Manu Luksch [UK] from AmbientTV.net will collaborate with
David Muth [UK] and Minna Langstrom [FI] to create a new version
of TRyPTiCHON wireless performance.

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PIXELACHE STOCKHOLM

Audiovisual club night organised by The Nursery and Fylkingen will
feature 'Gray Zone : Weathermatrix' and an analog vs. digital
battle between Mukul Patel [UK] and Tuomas Toivonen [FI].

Sauna office for contemporary art will present 'Singing Bridges' by
Jodi Rose [AU]. Kristian Simolin [FI] will teach a workshop on Blender
software and present his work 'Benchwarmers united' at CRAC,
Creative Room for Art and Computing.

More detailed program will be available soon!

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ORGANISERS AND VENUES

PixelACHE 2004 Festival is organised by non-profit organisation
Piknik Frequency and Olento in collaboration with Kiasma Theatre.
PixelACHE clubs take place this year at Club Gloria and Club Bundolo.
A special exhibition of interactive artwork will be set up at
Restaurant Via and Thru' and Thru piece by Anttu Harlin is exhibited
on the Lasipalatsi courtyard (as a projection realised with the support
of RGB Oy). Locative media workshop and signal | process workshop
extend the event to MUU Gallery and the area of Helsinki Railway Station.

PixelACHE residency is a part of NIFCA Media AiR residency program
by NIFCA - Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art. Kristian Simolin's
imaginary architecture workshop is organised by Turku Arts Academy.

Locative media workshop is a part of the 'Trans-Cultural Mapping'
workshop series, coordinated by RIXC/Riga. Other partner organisations
are TEKS/Trondheim, LORNA/Reykjavik, ELLIPSE/Paris, Projekt Atol/Ljubljana
and Piknik Frequency/Helsinki. Locative media will also be featured
in ISEA 2004 in August 2004.

PixelACHE 2004 Festival is realised with the support of the Culture
2000 Programme of the European Union, Kiasma Theatre and AVEK.

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LIST OF PIXELACHE 2004 PARTICIPANTS (TO BE UPDATED)

Adam Somlai-Fischer [HU/SE] - Andreas Nordwall [SE]
Andrew Paterson [UK/FI] - Angela Piccini [UK] - Aleksi Eeben [FI]
Anita Pozna [HU/SE] - Anna Hiltunen [FI/UK] - Antti Ahonen [FI]
Antti Silvast [FI] - Anttu Harlin [FI] - Ari Nykanen [FI]
Ben Russell [UK] - Daniel Shiffman [US] - David Crawford [SE]
David Muth [UK] - dj Orkidea & vj *jen [FI] - Eero Puurunen [FI]
Emils Rode [LV] - Ewen Chardronnet [FR] - Hanna Ojamo [FI]
Hans Isaksson [SE] - Henrik Niinimaki [FI] - Izolde Cesniece [LV]
Juha Kujanpaa [FI] - Jukka Kaartinen [FI] - Kristen Bergaust [NO]
Kristine Briede [LV] - Kristian Simolin [FI] - Lasse Kaikkonen [FI]
Lotta Svinhufvud [FI/UK] - Manu Luksch [UK] - Margot Jacobs [SE/US]
Marc Tuters [CA] - Mari Keski-Korsu [FI] - Marko Peljhan [SL]
Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski [FI] - Minna Langstrom [FI]
Mike Pearson [UK] - Mikko Lindholm [FI] - Mikko Lipiainen [FI]
Mukul Patel [UK] - John Evans [UK/FI] - Jodi Rose [AU]
Olli Suorlahti [FI] - Ophra Wolf [UK/IL/US] - Pall Thayer [IS]
Perttu Hamalainen [FI] - Pete Gomes [UK] - Peter Sandor Nagy [HU/ES]
Rodrigo Mallea Lira [SE] - Sami Jarvinen [FI] - Sami Klemola [FI]
Sara Kolster [NL] Sophea Lerner [AU/FI] - Teemu Kivikangas [FI]
Tomi Flinck [FI] - Tuomas Toivonen [FI] - Teijo Pellinen [FI]
Tuomo Tammenpaa [FI] - Usman Haque [PK/UK] - Ville Hyvonen [FI]
Ville Kaukanen [FI] - Victor Buchli [UK] - Wilfred Hou Je Bek [NL]
Ylva Ogland [SE] - Zelabo vjs [FR]

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MORE INFORMATION

PixelACHE Festival: www.pixelache.ac
Locative media workshop: www.pixelache.ac/locative

Singing Bridges project: www.singingbridges.net
Stop Motion Studies project: www.stopmotionstudies.net
CNCD Gray Zone performance: www.cncd.fi
Aether architects: www.aether.hu
AmbientTV.net: www.ambienttv.net
Open source architecture: www.haque.co.uk/opensourcearchitecture.php

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CONTACT INFORMATION

PixelACHE audiovisual laboratory
Meritullinkatu 11 D
00170 Helsinki
FINLAND

www.pixelache.ac | info@pixelache.ac

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DISCUSSION

call of interest: locative media workshop (pixelACHE 2004 Festival) : 29th March - 2nd April


LOCATIVE MEDIA WORKSHOP (pixelACHE 2004 Festival)

29th March - 2nd April

The deep-local Helsinki culture of mobility, systems and networks is
manifested at the site of Rautatieasema (Railway Station). With it's
interior, exterior, surrounding subterranean public-spaces, it is a
centrepoint of urban Finland; A cartographic and temporal framework for
partings, convergences, paths and destinations, all wrapped up in objective
data and personal story. The tangible, intangible, physical and informatic..
The static and mobile..

INTRODUCTION

The Locative media workshop held during pixelACHE 2004 Festival is the first
event in the series of 6 "Trans-Cultural Mapping" workshops initiated by
RIXC Centre for New Media (Riga, Latvia). Each workshop will have a specific
focus on outskirts and interregional networking, in the context of an
enlarged Europe. An additional goal is to discover specific, deep and
relevant layers of the local cultures, involving specific local communities
in the process.

http://www.rixc.lv - http://www.pixelache.ac

Locative media may be understood to mean media in which context is crucial,
in that the media pertains to specific location and time, the point of
spatio-temporal 'capture', dissemination or some point in between. The term
locative media has also over the last year been associated with mobility,
collaborative mapping, and emergent forms of social networking.

http://locative.org - http://locative.x-i.net

CALL OF INTEREST

The first workshop of the series will aim to explore and share locative
aspects of documentation, context and content. A small international group
of media artists, performers and researchers (8-12 persons) with tangential
experience of 'locative' documentation, covering different disciplines are
invited to attend. It is hoped this will include approaches ranging from
textual, sound, digital film, GPS, performance, architecture, and
archaeology, including recent/current locative media projects.

A large portion of the scheduled workshop time will be dedicated to
exploring activity/interaction in the specific and surrounding locus of the
Rautatieasema (railway station) of Helsinki city centre. Participants are
encouraged to bring their own desired technologies, although mobile
equipment will hopefully be available for use. For those interested, it may
be arranged for non-local persons to work with participants who benefit from
local knowledge of the area, situated culture, relevant systems etc.

Workshop activity can potentially engage with the pixelache 'signal|process'
workshop and exhibition coordinated by Sophea Lerner with Centre for Music &
Technology and MUU ry. The event takes place 15th March - 2nd April and
explores the sonic landscape in the local area, sharing similar themes with
the locative media workshop. More information at
http://cmt.siba.fi/masa/projects/sp

As part of the multidisciplinary exchange of method, a portion of the
workshop will be structured with key presentations based on the participants
previous/current projects. These presentations will be open to interested
public. The coordinators of the other 'cultural mapping' project partner
organisations - RIXC/Riga, TEKS/Trondheim, LORNA/Reykjavik, ELLIPSE/Paris,
Projekt Atol/Ljubljana - will also be invited to participate, sharing their
plans and objectives of the workshop series to the group.

Further towards the end of the week, with the beginning of the Pixelache
festival programme, there will be an opportunity to re-present some of the
workshop activity as a presentation or a performance to the public either at
MUU Gallery or in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.

The results of the whole workshop series will be presented in an
exposition - 'Cultural Mapping Fair' - consisting of public interactive
installations and other documentation. This exposition will take place
during the 'Art+Communication' festival in Autumn 2004 in Riga, Latvia.

PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKSHOP

If you are interested in participating in the first locative media workshop
of the series, please contact the organisers at locative@pixelache.ac before
Friday 6th Feb 2004!

Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for all selected
participants, as well as per diems and necessary equipment and material
costs.

In due course, further details regarding program etc will be available at
http://www.pixelache.ac/locative/

ORGANISERS

Locative media workshop in Helsinki is a part of pixelACHE 2004 Festival,
organised by Piknik Frequency and Kiasma Theatre. Workshop program designed
by Andrew Paterson / UIAH Media Lab.

The "Trans-Cultural Mapping" workshop series is coordinated by RIXC Centre
for New Media, and is realised with the support of the Culture 2000
Programme of the European Union.

Other partner organisations are TEKS/Trondheim, LORNA/Reykjavik,
ELLIPSE/Paris and Projekt Atol/Ljubljana.

DISCUSSION

call of interest: locative media workshop (pixelACHE 2004 Festival) : 29th March - 2nd April


LOCATIVE MEDIA WORKSHOP (pixelACHE 2004 Festival)

29th March - 2nd April

The deep-local Helsinki culture of mobility, systems and networks is
manifested at the site of Rautatieasema (Railway Station). With it's
interior, exterior, surrounding subterranean public-spaces, it is a
centrepoint of urban Finland; A cartographic and temporal framework for
partings, convergences, paths and destinations, all wrapped up in objective
data and personal story. The tangible, intangible, physical and informatic..
The static and mobile..

INTRODUCTION

The Locative media workshop held during pixelACHE 2004 Festival is the first
event in the series of 6 "Trans-Cultural Mapping" workshops initiated by
RIXC Centre for New Media (Riga, Latvia). Each workshop will have a specific
focus on outskirts and interregional networking, in the context of an
enlarged Europe. An additional goal is to discover specific, deep and
relevant layers of the local cultures, involving specific local communities
in the process.

http://www.rixc.lv - http://www.pixelache.ac

Locative media may be understood to mean media in which context is crucial,
in that the media pertains to specific location and time, the point of
spatio-temporal 'capture', dissemination or some point in between. The term
locative media has also over the last year been associated with mobility,
collaborative mapping, and emergent forms of social networking.

http://locative.org - http://locative.x-i.net

CALL OF INTEREST

The first workshop of the series will aim to explore and share locative
aspects of documentation, context and content. A small international group
of media artists, performers and researchers (8-12 persons) with tangential
experience of 'locative' documentation, covering different disciplines are
invited to attend. It is hoped this will include approaches ranging from
textual, sound, digital film, GPS, performance, architecture, and
archaeology, including recent/current locative media projects.

A large portion of the scheduled workshop time will be dedicated to
exploring activity/interaction in the specific and surrounding locus of the
Rautatieasema (railway station) of Helsinki city centre. Participants are
encouraged to bring their own desired technologies, although mobile
equipment will hopefully be available for use. For those interested, it may
be arranged for non-local persons to work with participants who benefit from
local knowledge of the area, situated culture, relevant systems etc.

Workshop activity can potentially engage with the pixelache 'signal|process'
workshop and exhibition coordinated by Sophea Lerner with Centre for Music &
Technology and MUU ry. The event takes place 15th March - 2nd April and
explores the sonic landscape in the local area, sharing similar themes with
the locative media workshop. More information at
http://cmt.siba.fi/masa/projects/sp

As part of the multidisciplinary exchange of method, a portion of the
workshop will be structured with key presentations based on the participants
previous/current projects. These presentations will be open to interested
public. The coordinators of the other 'cultural mapping' project partner
organisations - RIXC/Riga, TEKS/Trondheim, LORNA/Reykjavik, ELLIPSE/Paris,
Projekt Atol/Ljubljana - will also be invited to participate, sharing their
plans and objectives of the workshop series to the group.

Further towards the end of the week, with the beginning of the Pixelache
festival programme, there will be an opportunity to re-present some of the
workshop activity as a presentation or a performance to the public either at
MUU Gallery or in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.

The results of the whole workshop series will be presented in an
exposition - 'Cultural Mapping Fair' - consisting of public interactive
installations and other documentation. This exposition will take place
during the 'Art+Communication' festival in Autumn 2004 in Riga, Latvia.

PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKSHOP

If you are interested in participating in the first locative media workshop
of the series, please contact the organisers at locative@pixelache.ac before
Friday 6th Feb 2004!

Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for all selected
participants, as well as per diems and necessary equipment and material
costs.

In due course, further details regarding program etc will be available at
http://www.pixelache.ac/locative/

ORGANISERS

Locative media workshop in Helsinki is a part of pixelACHE 2004 Festival,
organised by Piknik Frequency and Kiasma Theatre. Workshop program designed
by Andrew Paterson / UIAH Media Lab.

The "Trans-Cultural Mapping" workshop series is coordinated by RIXC Centre
for New Media, and is realised with the support of the Culture 2000
Programme of the European Union.

Other partner organisations are TEKS/Trondheim, LORNA/Reykjavik,
ELLIPSE/Paris and Projekt Atol/Ljubljana.

DISCUSSION

3_opportunities_-_RAM_workshop,_NIFCA_MEDIA_AiR_residenc y_program,_pikseliAHKY_2004_festival


Three opportunities in Helsinki, Nordic/Baltic region
and beyond for media artists, researchers and practioners!

Deadlines are already in September!

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RAM - Re-Approaching New Media workshop
www.olento.fi/ram4
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2003

NIFCA MEDIA Air residency program
www.nifca.org
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2003

pikseliAHKY 2004 - festival of DIY electronic art
www.pixelache.ac
Call for proposals deadline: 30 September 2003

Basic information of all these can be found
in this mail, more detailed information
available at web addresses above.

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RAM 4 | Survival Kit

www.olento.fi/ram4

3-8 November 2003
Suomenlinna island, Helsinki

A survival kit must contain the essential tools
appropriate to your own environment: an arctic kit
is unlikely to help you in the jungle.

RAM4: Survival Kit is part of the "Re-Approaching
New Media" series of workshops and events being
held across 6 Nordic and Baltic countries. Olento
invites applications from artists, media practitioners
and researchers who would like to propose the
contents of a communications technology "survival kit".
We ask the question: what do we need to survive in
today's media and technology environment?

At the workshop we will learn and discuss about
each others environment, skills, communities and
strategies, and share our knowledge and insights.
Our goal is to enable participants to create,
develop and reflect new concepts, partnerships
and projects that address the needs of their
communities.

Participants are invited to Helsinki for 1 week
(3-8 November), or for a shorter period (5-8 November).
Accommodation for living and working will be on
the historic fortress island, Suomenlinna, 15 minutes
ferry ride from Helsinki. The weeks activities
will be a mixture of timetabled, structured workshops
on particular themes, discussions toward developing
"survival kits", and workshops involving local
practitioners and communities in Helsinki.

To apply, send an e-mail to address ram4@olento.fi.

Please enclose:

- full contact information (name, e-mail, phonenumber,
address + nationality)
- CV
- Short (up to 500 words) statement of your interest
in the theme and what you might like to bring and take
back from the workshop

Applications must be received by 15 September 2003!

More information available at www.olento.fi/ram4

RAM - Re-approaching new media is a project with
the support of the Culture 2000 Programme of the
European Union and financial assistance of the
Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science,
and Technology.

RAM4 workshop is organised by Olento in collaboration
with NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art
with the support of Nordiska Kulturfondet.

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NIFCA MEDIA AiR 2004

www.nifca.org

NIFCA MEDIA AiR 2004 is a residency program dedicated
for media artists. The program provides possibilities
for artists to develop diverse media art projects.
Each residency is realised in collaboration with
a local organisation with expertise in certain
areas of media art. The organisations provide the
technical facilities for the artist and help the
artist's work with their local contacts and know-how.

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2003!

Residencies in the Nordic-Baltic region:

Estonia: Tallinn - E-Media Centre + Artists' Union
Finland: Helsinki - Sibelius Academy CM&T / Piknik Frequency + NIFCA
Latvia: Riga - RIXC + Artists' Union
Norway: Bergen - BEK + Hordaland Kunstsenter
Sweden: Stockholm - Splintermind + Studio House Malongen
Russia: St. Petersburg - PRO ARTE Institute

Residency exchange countries:

Canada: Montreal - SAT
United Kingdom: Huddersfield - The Media Centre
Hungary: Budapest - C

DISCUSSION

pixelACHE NYC schedule!


here is the pixelACHE NYC full program!

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pikseliAHKY // pixelACHE audiovisual laboratory 2003
# audiovisual experiments and creative misuse of technology
# DIY lo-fi/hi-fi performances and installations

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Sunday, June 1: SHARE pixelACHE
5pm-1am