[NetBehaviour] Piksel05 :: 'collective code' - artistic program

220hex gif at 220hex.org
Sat Oct 15 20:26:06 CEST 2005


-- Piksel05 - 'collective code' 
-- october 16-23. 2005
-- artistic program online


Piksel05 - festival for free / libre and open source audiovisual software and 
art kicks off this weekend in Bergen, Norway.

The Piksel05 artistic program is curated by Isabelle Arvers and Gisle 
Frøysland as a collaboration with pixelACHE 2006[1] in Helsinki and Mal au 
Pixel 2006 in Paris. Some of the projects will be selected to be shown in 
Helsinki and/or Paris.

The program is now online at: www.piksel.no/piksel05


Piksel[2] 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)[3] 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. 

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


[1] http://www.pixelache.ac
[2] http://www.piksel.no
[3] http://www.bek.no

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