Art & Energy

An important meta-theme for Pixelache 2011 is energy: featured in artworks, workshops and discussions.


POWER FLOWER BY ANDY BEST


Power Flower by Andy Best (FI/UK) is a proposal for a robotic sculpture which reacts to the level of energy consumption in Helsinki area. The sculpture will be presented in Pixelache Helsinki 2011 as a prototype that has been created in collaboration with a group of students from Metropolia.

Power Flower proposal was selected for further development from an open call for artworks by Helsingin Energia & Pixelache Helsinki.

Location: Camp Pixelache exhibition, Gallery Augusta
Time: Saturday 12 March 12:00-18:00, Sunday 13 March 14:00-18:00

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VALO-LOINEN BY MARIA DUNCKER & KOELSE


Valo-loinen ('light parasite') is a robot orchestra which steals its energy from artificial light sources.

Valo-loinen proposal was selected for further development from an open call for artworks by Helsingin Energia & Pixelache Helsinki.

Location: Camp Pixelache exhibition, Gallery Augusta
Time: Saturday 12 March 12:00-18:00, Sunday 13 March 14:00-18:00

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SIMULEN & ECOSON BY JEAN KATAMBAYI MUKENDI


The 4th edition of Signals from the South - programme dedicated to art, media and technology projects from South America, Africa and Asia -  features an exhibition by Jean Katambayi Mukendi (R.D. Congo), a self-taught artist and scientist, who has a passion for logic, mechanics, geometry and above all electricity.

The exhibition presents Simulen and Ecoson, two of his latest works, fragile and complex conceptual installations. Simulen addresses the daily reality of power cuts in Congo and the rest of Africa, and is the prototype of a tool that would perhaps be the first one, to both visualise this phenomenon and teach common people how electricity works to protect them. Ecoson is an artistic and electrical representation of the relationships between nature and technology within our global ecosystem.

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TEMPORARY PHOTOELECTRIC DIGESTOPIANS WORKLAB


A worklab where light energy is transformed into electric energy with food. Based on photovoltaic (solar) and culinary technologies and designs, the participants will experiment with mostly plant based edible materials creating ‘e-sandwiches/sushi’s’ that transform light into electricity. Aesthetics and tastes will be tested and appreciated on heliotropic tickling tongues.

Location: Pajasali
Time: Thursday 10 March 9:30-17:30

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Art and Renewable Energy Network meeting


In a quest for a sustainable future artists are amongst those who instead of global constructs offer resilient alternatives. They are living micro-organisms that arise in the gaps of concrete macro-structures. For a number of years now, the artists collective RIXC has worked in cross-fields of art and energy by addressing sustainability issues and initiating a series of events and co-projects, in a result of which new Baltic Nordic cooperation platform – the Network for Art and Renewable Energy Technologies (Renewable Network) was launched.

The Latvian RIXC organisation will host the Art and Renewable Energy Network meeting as part of Camp Pixelache meetings on Sunday 13 March.

Location: MAA
Time: Sunday 13 March 15:00-16:30

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