The second open call is directed to artists who can not travel to Bergen, whose artworks can be presented either virtually/ online or physically at the exhibition where the Piksel technical team will follow the artists instructions to setup the works.
Adding to the open call, Piksel20 also invites one international artist collective, a "cohort", from one to three people, to pass the quarantine time (10 days) together in a residency/house in Bergen. During the quarantine, the artist collective Q10 will develop workshops, artworks and installations or performances. They will be presenting the results over the 10 days through online digital media and window display screens. Once the quarantine time is over, these artists will be able to participate at the Piksel Festival concerts and exhibition with all the health guarantees in place. The QUARANTINE 10 project aims to bring the people together on this dystopian ”new normality”.
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.
Piksel20 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, PNEK and others.
The open call deadline is 15 october 2020. More information can be found here.
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