[NetBehaviour] \\ ENERGY PARASITES \\ PIKSEL (NO) Festival 23-25 nov. 2023

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Piksel (No) Festival: Unveiling the Energy Crisis Through Art and

Parasitic approaches to energy and energy distribution
November 23rd-25th 2023

Bergen, Norway — In an era marked by systemic failures in global energy
distribution, the Piksel  (No) Festival takes center stage as a
platform for critical discourse and artistic expression. The festival,
curated by Joana Moll in collaboration with Marta Millet and
!Mediengruppe Bitnik, peels back the layers of our current energy
landscape, exposing the underbelly of the global energy markets.

The current systemic failures in the global distribution of energy has
produced the “energy ruling class”. This class runs and controls the
global energy infrastructures, not as a public good, but as a private
investment opportunity. The energy crisis presents a unique opportunity
to tighten private dominance over energy markets, skyrocketing prices
for consumers and reaping profits, while forcing considerable public
expenditure to counteract the increasing lack of access to energy to a
high percentage of the population. Moreover, the recent energy shortage
in Europe has brought to light a market organised along the principles
of “merit order” that incentivises the production of energy from fossil
fuels instead of from green sources. In short, the current energy
crisis, just like any other crisis in history, is facilitating a brutal
restructuring within the global energy system, ultimately renewing
capitalist expansion.

Physical Obstruction, Electrostatic Discharge Attack, Direct Hooking,
these are methods to steal energy and also the Piksel (no) festival
tours’ names  the curators have chosen to unfold the Piksel (No)
Festival program. Along 3 days, talks, workshops and artworks from Aram
Bartholl, Tega Brain, Nadja Buttendorf , Cara New Daggett, Kris de
Decker, Francisco J. Doblas Reyes, Max Dovey, eeefff, Bruno Gola, Ben
Grosser, GOODIEPAL, Lars Holdhus, Paul Kolling, Polina Medvedeva, Joana
Moll, YoHa and many others will be unveiled around the city of Bergen. 

From the 23rd to the 25th of November, the city of Bergen hosts the
Piksel (no) festival and includes in the program the results of the
EFFEA residency from theartists Flor de Fuego and Blaz Pavlika as the
closure of the program. Piksel KidZ will have a new edition focused on
live coding programing for young people. 


Full program November 23rd-25th
*(No) Opening Physical Obstruction Tour* 
Thursday 23 November 2023, 18:30 - 20:00h 
From 20:30 drinks at Studio 207 

*Public Library Electrostatic Discharge Attack Tour* 
Friday 24 November 2023, 13:30-17:30h 
*PIKSEL KIDZ Lab: Rare Earth Walks Tour* 
Saturday 25 November 2023, 10:30h 
Please register: piksel23 at piksel.no 

*Bus Station Direct Hooking Tour* 
Saturday 25 November 2023, 14:00-17:30 

*(No) Closing Foreign Injection Evening* 
Saturday 25 November 2023 21:00 - 23:00 
IDLE Performance, Flor de Fuego (AR/DE) and Blaž Pavlica (SL) 
Inkluderende Digitalt Laboratorium for Eksperimentell Kunst (IDLE) 
Studio 207 (Strandgaten 207) & @Piksel Cyber Salon 

-> Meeting point for tours is Studio 207 (Strandgaten 207) 

Piksel  (No) Festival Side Events 
Thursday 23. November 08:00 – 19:00 >> Friday 5. January
Exhibition by CDN: "Introducing the Center for Digital Narrative", UiB
Humanities Library at the University of Bergen (Håkon Sheteligs plass

PIKSEL KIDZ Lab: Creating Visual effects with Code - LIVE Coding! 
Nov 28th – Dec 1st 
Studio 207 (Strandgaten 207) 
Please register: piksel23 at piksel.no 

Festival Website: https://no.piksel.no/ 
For live information & updates, please join the official Piksel
Festival Telegram channel: t.me/piksel23

About Piksel
Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working
with Free/Libre and Open Source technologies in artistic practice.
Founded in 2003, 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.

Piksel is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway,
Vestland fylkeskommune and European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists
– EFFEA. Piksel (no) festival collaborates with Lydgalleriet, the
Center of Digital Narrative (UiB), APO33, Adela International Emergent
Arts Festival, Electropixel and Internationales Digitalkunst Festival.

Press info enquiries: press at piksel.no
High-resolution images and additional materials are available upon
request. https://sky.piksel.org/index.php/s/pCqM9pFo4EZdP8b


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