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Open Calls: Piksel Fest & transmediale10


The guys of Pikselfest in Norway are now accepting proposals in the categories installation, a/v performance, presentations and workshops. As ever – ” Projects realised using Max/Msp/Jitter, Flash/Shockwave, Final Cut or any other proprietary software does NOT qualify, and should not be submitted!”


Next years transmediale also published the call for entries.

I couldn’t find something like a theme or a subject – the next step after getting rid of the categories a few years ago? Would make sense imho, artistic production usually doesn’t care too much about festival themes anyway..

The Signal is the Message

Vunhat Tan(VN) Lasse Marhaug (NO) Gisle Frøysland (NO) set the record straight: Piksel likes Noise, Piksel produces Noise. I can’t say anything about the way they generated their sound, but the way the video signal is generated is as simple as great: Gisle plugs the audio signal to an ancient video mixer, sends it to another video mixer and back again, some feedback, some analog keying, some analog filters – thats it. I like :)

WAVES – by Daniel P. Jimenez (ES)

Maybe some of you have already seen this at the Ars Electronica – an elastic rope connects two excenter points that are driven by electric motors and controlled by an arduino – so simpel, so nice. One of the most beautiful installations i have seen within the last years.

The installation uses a long piece of rope to make a 3-D representation of a group of waves floating on the space. These waves generate sound because of the physics of movement, so sound and images are linked, making only one shape: the rope which creates the volume, creates simultaneously the sound when the rope cut the air.

AROUGATE – by Julien Ottavi (FR) and Dominique Leroy (FR)

I met Julien at the Piksel Festival last year for the first time: He did a workshop about DIY sinus generators and the at the last evening he did the noisiest and loudest performance i ever attended, no doubt about that. The Installation he did this year is something like a logical consequence for me. Choas, noise, and really loud:

Arougate is an installation that involves the environnement of the space he is invited to hunt in. Arougate is a digital beast who hunts information, tracks it, feeds on it, and generally reacts to it. Arougate behaves like a wolf when he eats his preys ; no one can disturb him without consequence.

Piksel Festival 2007 started

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I arrived at the Piksel Festival and i’m about to gather all the documentation material – be sure to come back for more soon..

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