Piksel [1] is an international event for artists and developers working with Free/Libre and Open Source technologies in artistic practice. 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 FLOSS & art.

This years event – Piksel09 – continues the exploration of free/libre and open source technologies and it&8217;s myriad of expressions within the arts.

Piksel09 is organised in collaboration with Gallery 3,14 [2] and Lydgalleriet [3] which will host this years exhibitions, Bergen Kunstmuseum [4] hosting the presentations and panels, and Bergen Kunsthall/Landmark [5] hosting the
evening events.


For the exhibitions and other parts of the programme we currently seek
projects in the following categories:

  1. Installations
    • Projects to be included in the exhibitions at Galleri 3,14 and Lydgalleriet. The works must be programmed by and running on free and open source software and/or open/DIY hardware.
  2. Audiovisual performance
    • Live art realised by the use of free and open source software. We specially encourage live coding and open/DIY hardware projects to apply.
  3. Presentations
    • Innovative DIY hardware and audiovisual software tools or software art released under an open licence. (Also includes presentations of artistic projects realised using these technologies.)
  4. Workshops
    • Hands on workshops utilising free software and/or open/DIY hardware for artistic use.

Please use the online submit form at: http://piksel.no/ocs or send documentation material – preferably as a URL to online documentation with images/video to piksel09 [AT] piksel [DOT] no

Event dates: November 19-22 2009
Bergen, Norway

Deadline extended: 31 July 2009


att: Gisle Fr0ysland
Georgernes Verft 12
5011 Bergen

Piksel09 is supported by Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen Cultural Office, Hordaland County Cultural Office and others.