November 19-22 2020
this year the Piksel Festival has been waiting to the last minute to
release the open call in the hope the Covid rules would relax a bit,
mainly regarding the obligation to quarantine artists at arrival in
As the festival is approaching, we finally decided to do a double open
One is for artists travelling from non quarantine countries who can
travel to Bergen. Please check here if your country is in a yellow
We are aware that the map can change in the next months.
The other one is for artists (who can not travel to Bergen) whose
artworks can be presented either virtually/online (Mozilla Hubs,
PikselSavers, online concerts, presentations and workshops) or
physically at the exhibition where the Piksel technical team will
follow the artists instructions to setup the works.
Adding to the open call, Piksel also invites 1 international artist
collective, a "cohort", from 1 to 3 people, to pass the quarantine time
(10 days) together in a residency/house in Bergen. During the
quarantine, the artist collective Q10 will develop workshops, artworks
and installations or performances. They will be presenting the results
over the 10 days through online digital media and window display
screens. Once the quarantine time is over, these artists will be able
to participate at the Piksel Festival concerts and exhibition with all
the health guarantees in place. The QUARANTINE 10 project aims to bring
the people together on this dystopian ”new normality”.
Please feel free to submit your projects to anyone of the open tracks:
Presentations, workshops, concerts, installations and the Q10project.
We apologize for the short time to present the applications. Deadline
10th of October. Please use the online submit form at:
Piksel is an international festival for electronic art and
technological freedom. Part workshop, part festival, 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 art and free technologies.
open CALL for PROJECTS
For the exhibition and other parts of the program we currently seek
projects in the following categories:
Projects to be included in the exhibitions.
The works must be realized by the use of free and open source
2. Audiovisual performance
Live art realized by the use of free software and/or open/DIY
hardware. We encourage audio-visual projects, online “orchestra”
collaborations with local actors,...
Innovative DIY/open hardware and audiovisual software tools or software
art released under a free/open license. (Also includes presentations of
artistic projects realized using free/open technologies.)
Hands on workshops utilizing free software and/or open/DIY hardware for
artistic use. Workshops can be on a virtual basis too.
Video and software art based on the screensaver format – short
audiovisual (non)narratives made for endless looping. Possible thematic
fields includes but are not limited to: sustainable resource
allocation, renewable technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade
hardware, free content, open access, open data, DIY economy, shared
development. The works must be realized by the use of free/open source
!!!!!!!!!! Deadline (extended) - October 15. 2020 !!!!!!!!!!
Please use the online submit form at: https://pretalx.com/piksel20/cfp
Piksel20 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council
Norway, PNEK and others.
more info: www.piksel.no