Piksel05 Call for Participation

Piksel05 and PixelACHE06 are planning to collaborate, again... Everyone interested in open source audiovisual software should pack their bags and head to Bergen in October 2005... Application deadline 15. August!!!
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-- Piksel05 - october 16-23. 2005
-- call for participation
-- deadline 15. august 2005


Piksel[1] is an annual event for artists and developers working with open
source audiovisual software tools. Part workshop, part festival, it is
organised in Bergen, Norway, by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK)
[2] 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 open source.
Piksel05 will take place in Bergen october 16. - 23. 2005.

The development, and therefore use, of digital technology today is mainly
controlled by multinational corporations. Despite the prospects of
technology expanding the means of artistic expression, the commercial
demands of the software industries severely limit them instead. Piksel is
focusing on the open source movement as a strategy for regaining artistic
control of the technology, but also a means to bring attention the close
connections between art, politics, technology and economy.

One of the results of the past Piksel events is the initiation of the Piksel
Video Framework for 'interoperability between various free software
applications dealing with video manipulation techniques'[3].

Piksel05 will also feature the release of the Piksel LiveCD[4], a Linux
distribution containing the software used and developed at Piksel. The
package contains a suite of innovative audiovisual and artistic software,
free video plugins, and documentation from the past Piksel events.



The last two Piksel events has focused on live art/audiovisual performance,
but for Piksel05 the main focus will be an exhibition in collaboration with
Hordaland Kunstsenter[5].
For the exhibition and other parts of the program we are interested in
submissions in the following categories:

1. Installations and interactive work
Audiovisual installations created and run solely using open source software.
The theme for the exhibition will be loosely related to 'games' and the gaming

2. Audiovisual performance
Live art realised by the use of open source software.

3. Software
Innovative artistic tools or software art released under an open licence.

Please send documentation material - preferably as a URL to online
documentation with images/video to piksel05@bek.no
Deadline - august 15. 2004

Use this form for submitting (or go to the online form at


1. Name of artist(s), email adr.
2. Short bio/CV
3. Category
4. URL to online documentation
5. Short statement about the work(s)
6. List of software used in the creation/presentation of the work(s)


Or send by snailmail to:

att: Gisle Froysland
C. Sundtsgt. 55
5004 Bergen

More info: http://www.piksel.no/piksel05

piksel05 is produced in cooperation with Kunsthoegskolen in Bergen dep The
Academy of Fine Arts, Hordaland Kunstsenter. Supported by PNEK, Bergen
Kommune, Norsk Kulturfond, BergArt.


[1] http://www.piksel.no
[2] http://www.bek.no
[3] http://www.piksel.org
[4] http://www.piksel.no/pwiki/PikseLiveCD
[5] http://www.kunstsenter.no