PIKSEL Festival 2024

CFP - Piksel24 - November 21-23 2024

Piksel24
November 21-23 2024
Bergen, Norway

Dear friends,

We are excited to announce the call for projects for the 22nd edition of the Piksel Festival!

Piksel will go hybrid again this year, so we welcome ideas for both online and physical collaborative activities. We are also interested in projects that involve the virtual gallery IDLE. If you are a 3D artist, live coder, or feel inspired by the virtual environment IDLE (Inclusive Digital Laboratory for Experimental Art), we would love to hear your ideas. IDLE includes a virtual gallery that mimics the physical Piksel Studio 207 and is connected to the IDLE IoT system, with lights, screens, and a sound system controlled by the internet (Internet of Things system). Learn more at https://idle.piksel.no/.

To make the most of our resources and create a more sustainable event, we are extending the exhibition period from the festival dates until mid-December. We encourage you to present art installations that can be built in Bergen to minimize international transport, aligning with our green strategy. Due to limited resources, we will prioritize projects from individual artists or artist collectives that can explore a specific theme through multiple artworks and workshops. We warmly encourage artists to apply to different open tracks, as this will help us better understand the full scope of your work.

Please feel free to submit your projects to any of the open tracks: presentations, workshops, concerts, installations, and PikselSavers.

Piksel offers travel to Norway, accommodation, and meals during the festival and the setup days in advance to help you realize your project.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

!!!!!!!!!! Deadline -- September 1st 2024 !!!!!!!!!!
Please use the online submit form at: https://pretalx.com/piksel24/
Piksel24 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.

open CALL for PROJECTS

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.
For Piksel24 we specially encourage projects in the field of DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable technologies to apply.

2. Audiovisual performance
Live art realized by the use of free software and/or open/DIY hardware.
If you are a 3D artist/live coder or feel inspired by the virtual environment IDLE, Inclusive Digital Laboratory for Experimental Art, we would like to hear your ideas. IDLE consists of a virtual gallery, mimicking the physical Piksel Studio 207 and the IDLE IoT system, lights, screen and sound system controlled by internet (Internet of Things).
https://idle.piksel.no/

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.)
For Piksel24 we specially encourage projects in the field of DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable technologies to apply.

4. Workshops
Hands on workshops utilizing free software and/or open/DIY hardware for artistic use.
For Piksel24 we specially encourage projects in the field of DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable technologies to apply.

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.

You can enter proposals until 2024-09-01 23:59 (Europe/Oslo), 1 month, 2 weeks from now.