PIKSEL Festival 2022

CFP - PikselXX - November 17 - 20

November 17-20 2022
Bergen, Norway

Deadline exended to August 31st
PikselXX is scheduled for November 17 - 20

Dear friends,

We are glad to announce the call for projects for the 20 years Piksel edition!

To celebrate the anniversary we open a new track for texts, if you are a previous Piksel participant and want to share with us your experience, this section is yours. Selected articles from the open call together with some curated texts from Piksel artists and colleagues will be included in the Piksel 20 years book.

Piksel will go hybrid again. Screen-based artworks and PikselSavers are primarily intended for the Piksel XX Cyber Salon. Ideas for collaborative online/physical activities are welcome. This year we want to be back to physicality, we encourage you to present art installations that can be built in Bergen to minimize the international transport, according to the green strategy.

Please feel free to submit your projects to any one of the open tracks: Presentations, workshops, concerts, installations, and the texts call.

Deadline is extended to 31st of August.
Please use the online submit form at: https://pretalx.com/piksel22/
Piksel22 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, Vestland fylkeskommune and others.

more info: https://piksel.no/

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.


For the exhibition and other parts of the program we currently seek projects in the following categories:

1. Installations
Projects to be included in the exhibitions. The works must be realized by the use of free and open source technologies.

2. Audiovisual performance
Live art realized by the use of free software and/or open/DIY hardware. We encourage audio-visual projects, online collaborations with local actors,...

3. Presentations
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.)

4. Workshops
Hands on workshops utilizing free software and/or open/DIY hardware for artistic use. Online workshops are also welcome.

5. PikselSavers
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 technologies.

6. Texts
Anecdotes and reflections from the 20 years history of Piksel for the anniversary book. We are specially interested in hearing about collaborations and projects that was initiated as a result of artists meeting at the festival.

This Call for Papers closed on 2022-09-01 12:00 (Europe/Oslo).