[Renewable] Pixelache Festival 16-19th May 2013, Helsinki (Finland) and Tallinn-Naissaar (Estonia)

andrew paterson agryfp at gmail.com
Fri Apr 12 22:41:37 EEST 2013

Pixelache Helsinki welcomes participants to join in the four day 
trans-disciplinary festival during 16th -19th May 2013. This year the 
festival will take place as a dual-city event in both Helsinki (Finland) 
and Tallinn-Naissaar (Estonia), including a ferry journey between both 


The overall festival theme is entitled 'Facing North - Facing South'. 
With this theme, Pixelache expands it’s on-going 'Signals from the 
South' programme, that has focused on presenting media, art and 
technology projects from Africa, South America and Asia since 2009. It 
explores further the relationships between South and North, looking at 
these notions from various perspectives, including geo-political, 
cultural, economical, both on global, regional and local level.


The Helsinki section of the festival organised around the Suvilahti area 
(16.-17.May) consists of several events, including presentations, 
workshops and guest-curated programme by trans-national Bricolabs 
Network . Members of Bricolabs will be present from various European as 
well as Latin American countries and many others, from Pakistan, Mexico, 
Indonesia etc will participate in discussions during the conference 
planned for 17th May on the theory and practice of networks. A process 
orientated and open approach to creating (making) will be conveyed 
through “brico-things” an exhibition (collaboratively curated) opening 
on the evening of 15th May. Workshops & Demos on 16th May will offer 
opportunities to learn, discuss and share ideas on digital fabrication & 
plastic recycling, open source tools for festivals and more!



The Tallinn-side of the festival (18.-19. May) will be based on previous 
unconference/bar camp-style experiments in recent years called 'Camp 
Pixelache'. The main venue for this 'camp' part will be a small 
nature-reserve island near to Tallinn called Naissaar. The 
infrastructure on the island allows for about 100 people to participate. 
We are still calling out for presentations and workshops proposals for 
Camp Pixelache.


Three keynote speakers have also been invited to give presentations in 
three different festival locations: Escher Tsai, Master of Art History 
of National Taiwan University of Art, devoted into digital art research, 
promotion and creation will present in Helsinki on 16.5 at the Finnish 
Academy of Fine Arts. Spatial Intelligence Unit's and Kristi Grišakov's 
keynote is the first public Tallinn-Helsinki twin city presentation and 
discussion to be held on a common ground, an in-between place – the 
ferry between the two cities on 17.5. On Naissaar, rumoured to be “Terra 
Feminarum” (the island’s Estonian name literally translates as ‘island 
of women’), Mary Mellor, Social Science Professor at Northumbria 
University, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) will address issues of alternative, 
green and feminist economics.




andrew gryf paterson
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